Learning Communities at Syracuse University are groups of students living together in a residence hall around a common major, interest, or theme. Learning communities integrate the residential, social, and academic components of the first year college experience. Although the experience is unique to each learning community, most include:
The goal? To assist with the first year college transition by connecting students with peers, staff, and faculty who share similar and overlapping interests!
There are over 25 learning communities currently offered at SU, including our own Education Living Learning Community (ELLC).
The ELLC open to all first year education majors, students in this LC live together in Flint Hall, on “the mount”. Students share two classes: their first year seminar EDU 101, and their introductory writing course WRT 105. Students participate in a number of education-related events such as in-hall discussions, guest speakers, and study group sessions. Other fun events in the past two years have included: a high ropes challenge course (with ziplining!), apple picking, bowling, ice skating, mystery room escapes, white water rafting, indoor trampoline parks, and more!
What’s it like living in the ELLC? Hear from four alumni!
Learning communities are only available to first year students. Admitted and matriculated students who have submitted their tuition and housing deposits can log into MySlice and apply to a Learning Community on their housing form.
For general questions about learning communities, or issues with filling out your housing form, contact The Office of Learning Communities.
For general questions about the School of Education, or about SOE-sponsored learning communities, contact: