Welcome to Learning Communities

  • learning community students at the second harvest foodbank

    "I feel that a lot of people might be overwhelmed by huge classes but yet the learning community wasn't too big and one could make friends easily."

  • learning community students sitting at a picnic table smiling

    "I am glad I participated in a learning community my freshman year.  It was the best decision I made."

  • students smiling in front of dorm

    "I think everyone should do it, it's been a great learning experience."

  • students on ropes course in the woods

    "It was a great transition and an excellent decision and experience for my life."

  • students smiling in dorms

    "When I first came to college I was nervous, but after getting to know the people who were in the learning community with me I felt at ease."


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.

For questions about a particular Learning Community, contact the Coordinator.

For questions about Learning Communities in general, contact Carla Eastis, Director of Prospect & First Year Curriculum, at 704‑687‑8011 or email firstyear@uncc.edu.