What is a Learning Community?

Learning Communities contribute to a rich and rewarding experience and ultimately your success at Rutgers. The majority of communities are residentially based, which means that participating students not only co-enroll in common first year courses but also live in the same residence hall.

Students in Learning Communities are afforded unique opportunities for academic and social success and networking. Students generally take at least one course in common and some Learning Communities offer the additional advantage of living and learning together in a designated residence hall. These communities are a wonderful opportunity for students who are undecided about their major or want to explore a particular academic topic.

For students seeking special interest/themed communities with no academic coursework, please visit the Department of Residence Life for a listing of special living options.

Learning Community Interest Form
If you want to find out more about a particular learning community or you are not sure which learning community to consider, complete a Learning Community Interest Form and we can help you from there!

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