Why Join a Learning Community?

Rutgers Learning Communities are designed to give students a shared experience around their academics and/or residential environment. They connect students to faculty within and beyond the classroom, and help to facilitate students' transition from high school to college.

  • Helps to make Rutgers a smaller campus to manage and provides a smooth and easy transition to Rutgers.
  • Provides the opporutnity to live and learn with students who have similar interests…..make new friends quickly!
  • Build a supportive network of fellow first-year students, peer mentors, peer instructors, professors and staff

Here are the top ten reasons why first-year students join Learning Communities:

  1. “It connected me with other students who have an interest in the same field of study.”
  2. “I made new friends easily with students who shared similar interests.”
  3. “Since we shared classes together, it helped us form study groups.”
  4. “It was good to have familiar faces in my large classes.”
  5. “It helped me feel at home in my new home.”
  6. “It made my transition from high school to college much easier.”
  7. “It helped me explore the major I am interested in.”
  8. “The peer mentors and peer instructors helped to answer informal questions about Rutgers.”
  9. “It helped make Rutgers a smaller place.”
  10. “I was able to have great relationships with faculty.”