Proposal For a New Learning Community

Deadline: April 1, 2024

First-Year Learning Communities are a collaborative effort among a sponsoring department/program/college, Academic Affairs, and University Housing, with the goal of assisting first-year students in their academic and social transition to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A First-Year Learning Community is a great way for first-year students to explore an academic interest, while also making friends and finding an academic home at UNL.

Those interested in starting a First-Year Learning Community (FYLC) for the 2025-2026 academic year should submit their completed application, including a letter of support from an appropriate dean, department chair, or program director by April 1, 2024. Please note, due to timelines of the university recruitment cycle and logistics for planning appropriate infrastructure for a community, initial commitments are for a two-year period.

If you have any questions while filling out this application, please contact Abby Groth, Associate Director for Learning Experience, at (402) 472-0698 or

For descriptions of each form entry field, please read the New Learning Community Proposal Form Help Document.

(Example: major, academic interest area, etc.)
Community Size
(No fewer than 15)
(No higher than 50)
Courses Associated with Community
Please identify at least 2-3 fall courses and 1-2 spring courses for co-enrollment. Provide the following information: Course Designation (e.g., ENGL 170), Course Title, Credit Hours, ACE Outcome.
Fall Courses
Spring Courses
Faculty Sponsor-led Programming
Proposed Name(s)
Please suggest 2-3 possible names for the community. Examples of current LC names available at:
Letter of Support Required
Please attach a letter of support from the appropriate department chair, program director, or dean confirming support for commitment of the faculty sponsor's time.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt html pdf doc docx.
Name of Person Submitting Proposal