What is a Learning Community?
- LC cohorts are composed of 19 students who share a common interest or major.
- Students are co-enrolled in a first year seminar and two to four additional courses (usually Core Curriculum courses).
- Participants have a supportive environment to help ease the transition to college life and college-level academics.
- Students network with peer educators, staff members, and faculty members.
- Click on the "Digital Brochure" button on the right to see a list of available LCs.
What is a Residential Learning Community (RLC)?
- RLCs have all of the benefits of LCs as described above.
- Participants live together on campus and learn alongside students with similar interests.
- Students become more acquainted with campus resources through social and educational activities.
- Students have opportunities to connect classroom experiences with residential life.
- Click here to learn more about living-learning communities (RLCs). Or visit aub.ie/rlc.
What are the benefits?
- Build relationships with faculty and staff members.
- Learn more about your major or interest.
- Receive invaluable guidance and support from FYS instructors and peer instructors.
- Create study groups with fellow LC students.
- See familiar faces in some of your larger classes.
- No additional cost to participate.
How do I join?
- Applications are accepted each spring for the next fall semester.
- Sign up online via AU Access.
- Application is available in AU Access > Self Services > Learning Community Application.
- Apply beginning in late March. See list of important dates on the right.
- You will indicate your top three LC preferences on the application.
- Students are selected for learning communities based on a lottery system that will be conducted late spring.