How to Apply to a First-Year Learning Community

For academic year 2023-2024, the deadline to apply for a First-Year Learning Community is May 1. Follow the instructions below to apply through your Housing Contract. Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your application as soon as possible!

Housing Contracts will become available in mid-November 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.

On the Learning Communities page, you will be asked whether or not you want to join a Learning Community. Select "Yes" for this question.

The following page will provide you with a full list of available Learning Communities for the 2023-2024 year.

To apply for a specific Learning Community, choose that community from the drop-down box. You may 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.

If you do not wish to select a second choice, leave the appropriate drop down menu blank. Once you have completed all information on the page, click “Continue.” 

Information about your Learning Community application status will be sent to you within three weeks to confirm the details of your application.

Later in the spring you will be given information about roommate selection and room selection within your Learning Community. More information on the timeline for this process is available here.

If you have questions or wish to change your Learning Community preferences after you save them, you will need to contact the Learning Communities office at (402) 472-7128 or Change requests 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 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?