Frequently Asked Questions
A Learning Community is a group of students who share common interests and participate in a variety of programs and field trips, take a cluster of general education courses, and are provided upperclass mentors all under the direction of a faculty/staff member. Students and faculty develop close relationships in and out of the classroom that lead to greater academic success, a broader view of education, livelier and more integrated university experiences and a great sense of commitment.
Many functions within a particular LC are optional - thus students are often not required to attend. Students are generally free to choose those activities that best fit within their respective schedules. However, it's important to understand that any activity - be it an LC, an intramural team, or a club - is only as good as the time and energy you are willing to put into it. So, the more energy and effort you contribute to your LC and your peers, the more rewarding this experience will be.
No. Each learning community has a separate academic director and its own selection process. The individuals making the selection decisions have no knowledge of which other communities you applied to. The more programs you apply to, the better your chances of being accepted into one of them.
Yes. Most residence halls will have a limited number of spaces for non-LC students.
No. Each learning community is placed in designated buildings. It is more important that you select an LC based on your interests and goals.
You will be notified via e-mail about your LC acceptance. Please watch your university assigned e-mail address (@huskies.bloomu.edu) for your acceptance and other important e-mails. Your actual housing assignment and roommate information will be available on MyHusky in early August. Specific hall and room placements are not available until that time.
It varies from community to community whether you will have the opportunity to return to your LC as an upperclassman. Most LCs are only designated for first-year students. Check with your LC's faculty director.
Yes! All LC courses earn credit toward graduation. Check with your LC faculty director for more details.
There are several. LCs provide the opportunity for upperclassmen to serve as peer mentors to next year's incoming class. Students in their sophomore year and beyond can serve as Community Assistants in the learning residence halls. Contact the faculty director of your LC for more information.
You can room with someone outside of your LC. If your roommate is not a member of any LC, they will live with you in your LC residence hall. However, both of you must request each other as roommate on the Residence Life website under "MyHousing".
If you want to room with a student in a different LC than your own, you must decide together which LC residence hall you will live in. Once you've decided which one you’ll be living in, email the LC office to let them know, and request each other as roommates with Residence Life. These requests can be made on the "MyHousing" application.
The LC process is separate and needs to be updated manually. Please watch for emails at your university assigned e-mail address (@huskies.bloomu.edu) for information about the LC you’ve chosen.