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)

RLC On-Campus Living

Students will live together in the following residence halls:

Steps to Join an RLC

  1. Complete the Auburn University Housing Application (opens October 2018)
  2. 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.
  3. Complete the Camp War Eagle Application (opens March 18, 2019 at 1:00pm CT)

Last modified: March 20, 2019