As a member of a Learning Community (LC), you’ll live on a designated floor(s) within the residence halls with other students who share your academic or career interests, or who share a personal interest or identity, including your roommate. You'll have a built-in support system to ensure your wellbeing and success throughout your first year, have convenient access to all resources campus has to offer, and build your community!
Beginning in January, after you've completed your Housing Application, you can find potential LC roommates via the Housing Roommate Finder in your MyRed account. Be sure to select your LC roommate before Roommate Finder closes in May!
As part of your LC, you’ll be pre-enrolled in several classes throughout the year with your fellow LC peers. Often, students in LCs will perform better academically due to having an increased support system in the classroom! You have a group to go to class with, study alongside, and learn with to ensure no one is left behind.
These classes may serve as an introduction to your major, fulfill Achievement-Centered Education (ACE) requirements, or even include a seminar unique to your LC. You’ll work with LC staff and your advisor to sign up for these classes during New Student Enrollment (NSE) in June or July.
Most importantly (and the most fun part!), through your LC, you’ll form great connections with your peers, faculty and staff, and feel at home at UNL.
Each LC has a faculty/staff Sponsor – a professional from your chosen college or department who will create social, academic, and career-exploration experiences for you throughout the year, offer support or assist in advising you, or teach one of your courses with the LC.
Additionally, you’ll have access to Peer Mentors who are upper-division students who have stood in your shoes and will offer guidance on navigating your first year. These Peer Mentors will often share your major and will host weekly Floor Hours in your residence hall where you can work on homework, study for upcoming exams, or just hang out and socialize with your community. Mentors will also plan programs exclusive to your LC, providing the chance to make new friends, build on what you’re learning in the classroom, and explore a variety of career options.