How to Apply to a First-Year Learning Community

To apply for a First-Year Learning Community, you must complete your Housing Contract no later than April 1. However, space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your Contract as soon as possible!

Housing Contracts will become available in mid-January to students who have been admitted and paid their University enrollment deposit. Once you receive notice of the Housing Contract’s availability, go to the online Contract and log in using the information provided.

Read the next screen, and then click “Next.”

On the following screen, list your housing preferences and complete the other requested information. At the bottom of the page, you will be allowed to select a First-Year Learning Community.

To apply for a specific Learning Community, choose that community from the drop-down box. There is the ability to select up to two preferences for a First-Year Learning Community. If your first selection is full, this will automatically allow you to be considered for your next preference. Once you have completed all information on the page, click “Next.”

On the following page, you will be allowed to request a roommate. You will only be allowed to request a roommate if that person has also been accepted to the same First-Year Learning Community. If we are unable to honor that request, we will contact you to see what you wish to do.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join a First-Year Learning Community?
What if I don’t know what I want to major in yet?
What is the cost of a First-Year Learning Community?
What if I change my major?
I have already taken one of the courses the First-Year Learning Community takes together; can I still be in it?
Can I request a roommate?
What should I do if I am interested in a First-Year Learning Community, but my first choice residence hall is not home to that Learning Community?