Welcome to Learning Communities

UNC Charlotte’s Learning Community Program has transformed the way students live, learn, and succeed in their academic endeavors for over 10 years. We find that Learning Communities help students transition through academic and social challenges by providing small, supportive living and learning environments. You will interact closely with UNC Charlotte faculty, staff and peer mentors through areas of common interest, enroll in two or more of the same courses and in many cases live together in the same residence hall. You will make friends and develop close relationships.

While many Learning Communities are residentially based, some do not require living on campus or living in a specifically designated residence hall. All are one-year programs designed to assist students with their transition to campus life.  Fifteen (15) learning communities are for freshmen and two are specifically designed for transfers.

Whether you are interested in arts and sciences, business, community service, computing, criminal justice, engineering, English, gender studies, health, history, international relations, leadership, psychology, teaching, or you’re not sure yet, you are likely to find a community of interest. Two pre-existing groups also have Learning Communities: Building Educational Strengths and Talents (B.E.S.T.) and University Transitions Opportunity Program (UTOP).

For Questions About:

  • A Particular Learning Community, contact the Coordinator by clicking here.
  • Learning Communities in general, contact Liz Fitzgerald, Director of First Year Programs and QEP Curriculum, at 704‑687‑8011 or email firstyear@uncc.edu.

The learning community program is coordinated through Academic Services, and is jointly supported by the Division of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs.