NDSU Residence Life offers six learning community opportunities in five academic areas and one special interest area. Participation in a Learning Community allows you to connect closely with other students, connect classroom and out-of-classroom learning, network with faculty and staff, and work together to achieve common goals.
Academic Learning Communities
Students in academically focused communities interact through co-enrollment in courses each semester as identified by their college, activities focused specifically on their fields of study and community development activities offered by hall staff. All these efforts help students to build strong connections with their college and peers.
Look at each Learning Community page to see what makes it a unique place to live and learn.
Students participating in each academic learning community are eligible to register for LAUNCH, an early arrival program connecting students to campus in the days prior to the semester starting. Information is available on your learning community page.
Special Interest Learning Community
Students in the special interest learning community have opportunities to build friendships with peers who have similar interests or values and strive to learn and grow from those around them. This community connects with faculty, has activities throughout the academic year, and offers unique welcome activities.
The Wellness Community is a substance free living environment focusing education on the Seven Dimensions of Wellness. A community agreement is required for any student to be placed in this special interest community. Being part of the Wellness Community also means the opportunity to participate in the Wellness Retreat scheduled for the first weekend of the semester.
If you qualify for an academic learning community, and space is still available, you will receive an email invitation to participate. At that time, you will be asked to complete the community agreement form that is found on your community's webpage. Please note that learning communities offer a limited number of spaces, so if you are invited and you would like to participate, please do not delay in returning your agreement.
Because Learning Community members live together in specific halls, if you are accepted you will be notified and assigned a hall and room by Residence Life. If you do not get accepted, or you are not interested in the Learning Community, you will participate in the general student room self-selection process in March.