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.

RLC Descriptions

BE WELL- Teague Hall

Be Well focuses on college student health and wellness and is designed by the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness Services. This Residential Learning Community (RLC) provides the opportunity for students to engage in community and to learn about wellness topics as they relate to success in college and beyond. Application of study strategies as they relate to the first year seminar content area will be examined. As a result, students will learn how to apply study strategies, time management techniques, and utilize their personal strengths in a holistic way. We will specifically look at how happiness, gratitude, and positive well-being lead to better quality of life for students and ultimately create the circumstances that allow for success in college. 

 

DISCOVER AUBURN: OUT-OF-STATE- Teague Hall 

Are you from out-of-state? Worried about the transition being so far from home? The Discover Auburn: Out-of-State Residential Learning Community is designed for students who are looking to discover Auburn while connecting with other students who are also far from home. Students will get to know their new home while learning traditional first year seminar topics like time management, study strategies, campus involvement, and career preparation. This learning community is designed for students who are at least 6 hours from home. 

 

ENGINEERED FOR SUCCESS- Little Hall (Honors College students) and Tiger Hall (all students) 

Engineering is a challenging degree choice and requires students to quickly learn how to manage their work and time, as well as their own learning process to be successful; therefore, the Engineered for Success Residential Learning Community (RLC) focuses on providing students with direct access to an engineering student mentor and an engineering advisor throughout their first year. Students are exposed to a support system that encourages development of good academic habits, learning about engineering as a degree and career choice, and getting connected with the engineering community at Auburn. The final project in the associated first year seminar course requires students to describe their own process of becoming a successful engineering student. Students in the Honors College may apply for the RLC and live in Little Hall (Upper Quad, Honors College housing). All students – including Honors College students – may apply for the RLC and live in Tiger Hall. 

 

 

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
  2. Submit Admissions Enrollment Deposit 
  3. Apply to join a Residential Learning Community.  Application is currently set to open January, 15 for fall 2021.
    • Application is available in AU Access > Student Menu > First Year Seminar and Learning Community Application.
  4. Complete the Camp War Eagle Application (Opens mid-Spring 2021.)

Last modified: November 2, 2020