Residential Learning Communities (RLC) are formal course groupings for students that offer a residential component to merge academic exploration with on-campus living. The academic components of RLC are coordinated through University College’s Learning Community Programs, which also offers a large number of non-residential learning communities. Housing and Residence Life works in collaboration with University College to enhance the academic component of RLC with the opportunity for community growth and development within our residence halls. Any first year student interested in an academic learning community can find more information here.
Students participating in Communications RLC will live in Gamertsfelder Hall on the East Green. The Communications RLC supports academic exploration and community engagement for students with a variety of communications interests. This RLC offers a supportive learning experience that exposes students to new ideas academically in addition to a variety of opportunities to connect within the residential environment.
The Fine Arts RLC offers unique academic and creative opportunities for students from a variety of Fine Arts interests; including dance, music, theater, and art. Within the RLC, there are multiple “Experience the Arts” academic options, providing linked courses for students with the benefit of rehearsal and studio space within their living space. Lincoln Hall houses a dance and an art studio space, a music and computer lounge, and flexible multipurpose spaces. Recently renovated, the fully air-conditioned Lincoln Hall is located across the street from Putnam, Glidden, and Seigfred Halls, which house the schools representing the College of Fine Arts. Visit the Fine Arts Learning Community page for information about faculty and staff serving the RLC, academic offerings, and to see pictures of participants and program facilities.
Students participating in the Army ROTC RLC will live in Tanaka Hall on South Green. The Army ROTC learning community supports academic exploration and community engagement for Army ROTC students. This learning community group is by invitation only from the groups' commanders. Only follow the link below if you've been in touch with an OHIO ROTC office. Links to the Army and Air Force ROTC applications are at the bottom of this page.
Students participating in the Transfer Student RLC will live in Adams Hall on South Green or Bromley Hall on West Green. The Transfer Student RLC support academic exploration and community engagement for students who are transferring to OHIO for the upcoming fall semester. This RLC offers a supportive learning experience that exposes students to new ideas academically in addition to a variety of opportunities to connect within the residential environment. To apply for this RLC, please click here.