How to Apply to a First-Year Learning Community

The deadline to apply for a First-Year Learning Community is June 1 (EXTENDED).

Follow the instructions below to apply for a Learning Community. Space is limited and students are placed on a first-come, first-served basis. Completion of your Housing Application is required before you are able to join a Learning Community.

  • Housing Applications will become available January 12 to students who have been admitted and paid their University enrollment deposit. Complete your Housing Application in order to gain access to the "Housing Services" page.
  • On the Housing Services page, which can be found in MyRed/the Housing Portal, you will see the option to "Join a Learning Community."
    • In this section, you will review Learning Community policies and select your preferred Learning Community.
    • After selecting and confirming your Learning Community, you will be immediately accepted into the LC. You will not be able to select an LC unless there is available space. 
    • If your desired LC is not available on the selection list, email to be placed on the waitlist.
  • Once you have joined a Learning Community, you will be able to go into the Roommate Finder to begin searching for an LC roommate. 
    • Important note on Living with a Learning Community! By participating in a Learning Community, you will select to live with someone in your LC or your LC "Cluster." You may not see many individuals in Roommate Finder immediately, especially if you are early in the process. 
    • This does not mean you will not find a roommate. Please check back periodically to browse individuals and find someone who matches well. 
  • More information on the Housing Application timeline.
If you have questions or wish to drop or switch your Learning Community, you will need to contact the Learning Communities office at (402) 472-7128 or Change requests can only be made by the student and must be sent in writing to our email address and need to include your NUID.

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 join?
Can I request a roommate?
What should I do if I am interested in a Learning Community, but my first choice residence hall is not home to that Learning Community?