Residential Learning Communities
Benefits of a Residential Learning Community (RLC)
Learning together: RLCs provide students with a residentially-based small group experience that enriches their in-class instruction and provides focused out-of-class activities. RLC members will live together and are co-enrolled in a first year seminar and two or three additional classes. Each RLC accommodates up to 20 students per cohort.
Living together: Not only will students in an RLC be in a themed first year seminar together, but will have the opportunity to live with others in the same themed cohort.
- RLC Cohorts have a maximum of 20 students to provide a small group experience in the context of a large university.
- All students take a first year seminar, which serves as the anchor course for the RLC experience.
- Students are co-enrolled in a first year seminar and two to three additional courses (usually Core Curriculum courses).
- RLC students have supportive classroom and living environments to help ease the transition to college life and college-level academics.
- Students network with peer educators, staff members, and faculty members.
- RLC students commit to participate in the fall and spring semesters of the first year.
2019-2020 Residential Learning Community Themes
Students have the opportunity to join the following themed Residential Learning Communities:
- Harbert College of Business RLC (1 cohort)
- Samuel Ginn College of Engineering RLC (4 cohorts)
Steps to Join an RLC
- Complete the Auburn University Housing Application (opens October 2018)
- Apply to join a Residential Learning Community (Application opens February 1, 2019. Priority decision date is February 25, 2019.)
- Application is available in AU Access > Student Menu > First Year Seminar and Learning Community Application.
- Complete the Camp War Eagle Application (opens March 18, 2019 at 1:00pm CT)
Last modified: January 31, 2019