Residential Learning Communities

Business Connections House     Connecting with the Arts House     EcoHouse     Engineering House     Fine Arts House
Global House    
Human Rights & Action House     Humanities House     Innovation House
International Engineering House     La Comunidad Intelectual
    Leadership House     Nursing House     Pharmacy House
Public Health House      ScHOLA2RS House     Transfer Connections House     WiMSE House

Residential or Living/Learning Communities provide first- and second-year students an opportunity to live together on one or more floors in a Residence Hall, take courses, and engage in activities together on the UConn Storrs campus. Below is a description of each Living/Learning Community option.

Note: New students admitted into the Honors Program are required to live in the Honors Learning Community their first year. In their second year, they can apply to continue in Honors housing, apply to live in a Living/Learning Community, or apply for regular housing.

Business Connections House

The Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) is designed to engage admitted business majors with the School of Business. The community provides students the opportunity to network with School of Business alumni, faculty, staff, and peers while also taking classes and studying together. BCLC students enjoy events such as networking forums; professional development conferences; field trips, including an international business immersion trip; and a Lunch & Learn Series put on by each department in the School. Students also have many opportunities to take on leadership roles, leading student-governed committees, or serving as mentors or resident assistants.
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Who Can Apply: Open to first- and second-year students admitted to the School of Business (business majors).
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Not sure whether you were admitted to the School of Business? Check your Admissions letter or the Admissions portal.
Note that business majors can also apply for any interdisciplinary Learning Community that is open to all majors.

Connecting with the Arts House

Connecting with the Arts House

The Connecting with the Arts Learning Community explores the broad array of cultural offerings available at UConn. Students will be exposed to artists, theaters, museums, and performances thoughtfully selected by Rodney Rock, Director of the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, to enhance their educational experience increasing their knowledge, understanding, and participation with the arts and creative people. Connecting with the Arts and Fine Arts House students live together in Watson Hall creating a dynamic and creative living environment.
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Who Can Apply: All first- and second-year undergraduate students (any major) interested in the arts (Fine Arts majors can apply for Fine Arts House).

EcoHouse

EcoHouse provides a culture of sustainability for students who are passionate about environmental issues through diverse service learning experiences and academic discourse. Furthermore, UConn’s Spring Valley Student Farm affords a select group of students the opportunity to live on a working farm supporting a hands-on learning environment that benefits the UConn population by providing local organic produce to on-campus dining halls and restaurants.
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Who Can Apply: All first- and second-year undergraduate students (any major) interested in the environment.

Engineering House

The Engineering House Learning Community exists as a supportive environment for students majoring in engineering. The community provides access to School of Engineering faculty, staff, and peers while aiming to give students an overview of career opportunities in the diverse field of engineering. Social and professional events are held throughout the year and students have access to UConn’s Innovation Zone makerspace located in their residence hall with 3D printers, a laser cutter, textile and electronics stations, virtual reality, woodworking and other equipment and tools to develop and practice their hands-on making skills.
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Who Can Apply: Open to all incoming first year students, sophomores,  that have been admitted into the School of Engineering.
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Not sure whether you were admitted to the School of Engineering? Check your Admissions letter or the Admissions portal.
Note that engineering majors can also apply for International Engineering House, WiMSE House, or any interdisciplinary Learning Community that is open to all majors.

Fine Arts House

The Fine Arts Learning Community offers a vibrant, cohesive, and diverse community for Fine Arts majors by connecting them with School of Fine Arts faculty, staff, and peers. The LC supports the growth of students in their art performances and presentations by providing experiential opportunities, such as field trips and guest speakers, that they can learn from. Connecting with the Arts and Fine Arts House students live together in Watson Hall creating a dynamic and creative living environment.
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Who Can Apply: Open to all incoming first- and second-year students admitted into the School of Fine Arts.
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Not sure whether you were admitted to the School of Fine Arts? Check your Admissions letter or the Admissions portal.
Note that Fine Arts majors can also apply for any interdisciplinary community that is open to all majors.

Global House

Global House explores international relations through cultural immersion via a half domestic, half international student community. Students enhance their global awareness and perspectives while strengthening their cultural identities through active, peer-led, and collaborative learning experiences. Enjoy events, international cuisines and films, and field trips with students who represent several countries around the world.
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Who Can Apply: All first- and second-year undergraduate students and international exchange students (any major) interested in languages, global affairs, and meeting and living with people from around the world.

Human Rights & Action House

In partnership with Community Outreach and the Human Rights Institute at UConn, the Human Rights & Action Learning Community engages participants through academic, experiential, and residential activities designed to enhance their understanding of social justice, diversity, and civic responsibility. Service experiences and immersion programs provide practical forums that foster a greater understanding of individual values, community issues, and the principles necessary for active citizenship.
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Who Can Apply: All first- and second-year undergraduate students (any major) interested in human rights.

Humanities House

Humanities House transforms undergraduate students into socially responsible citizens by fostering imagination, creativity, and possibility. In collaboration with the UConn Humanities Institute, Humanities House students develop and practice skills of holistic thinking and communication that make them adaptable and marketable across a wide variety of careers.
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Who Can Apply: All first- and second-year undergraduate students (any major) interested in the humanities.

Innovation House

In partnership with UConn’s Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Innovation House enables students to access and leverage campus resources and networks to engage in their personal exploration of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Students recognize their potential and convert this to real-world success by connecting with faculty, staff, students, and local business leaders to develop the diverse and dynamic skills necessary for success as innovators, creative, and entrepreneurial ventures in today’s rapidly changing world.
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Who Can Apply: All first- and second-year undergraduate students (any major) interested in innovation, creativity, and/or entrepreneurship.

International Engineering House

International Engineering House

This tight-knit Learning Community provides academic, social, and cultural support for students interested in pursuing a dual degree with a BS in engineering (or other professional programs) and a BA in a language (currently, there are programs in Chinese, French, German, or Sphttps://engineering.uconn.eduanish). This 5-year program prepares students for a year-long study abroad program that includes a prestigious and culthttps://engineering.uconn.eduurally-immersive professional internship. International Engineering House offers guest lectures, field trips, alumni panels, professionalization courses, and development opportunities along with unique connections to faculty, staff, and peer leaders who provide mentoring and support.
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Who Can Apply: Open to all first- and second-year engineering majors interested in pursuing an International Engineering program to earn a dual degree in engineering and a language (AsiaTech, Technopole France, Eurotech – German, Engineering Spanish Program).
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You do not have to be formally admitted into an International Engineering program yet to apply for this Learning Community.

La Comunidad Intelectual

La Comunidad Intelectual

La Comunidad Intelectual (LCI) recognizes and critically examines Caribbean and Latin American cultures, customs, and traditions as they exist at UConn and beyond. In collaboration with El Instituto and PRLACC, LCI nurtures intellectual diversity, inclusivity, and social activism. Additionally, through rigorous interdisciplinary study, active, and community-based learning, LCI students enhance their comprehension of global citizenship.
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Who Can Apply: All first- and second-year undergraduate students (any major) interested in Latinx and Latin American/Caribbean cultures.

Leadership House

The Leadership Learning Community familiarizes students with the University’s values, increases awareness of student leadership opportunities across campus, and provides a supportive, inclusive environment allowing for exploration of leadership theory and student potential through self-assessment, peer-led discussions, and experiential opportunities. Students establish a strong network comprised of peers, UConn faculty and staff, community partners, and alumni enabling them to further cultivate their individual leadership style.
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Who Can Apply: All first- and second-year undergraduate students (any major) interested in further developing their leadership skills.

 

Nursing House

The Nursing Learning Community serves as a support network for Nursing majors. It offers an increased level of contact with faculty, staff, peer mentors, and professional organizations. The community provides members with academic course support, a close social network, and information about the Nursing program and profession.
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Who Can Apply: Open to all first- and second-year students that have been admitted into the School of Nursing.
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Note that nursing majors can also apply for any interdisciplinary community open to any major.

Pharmacy House

The Pharmacy Learning Community supports students academically and socially throughout the their time pursuing a Pharmacy program. It connects students with School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, and peers, while introducing them to the pharmacy profession and possible career fields graduates can pursue. The community offers social events and academic guidance as its members develop into engaged and mature professionals.
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Who Can Apply: Open to all first- and second-year students admitted into the School of Pharmacy.
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Note that pharmacy majors can also apply for any interdisciplinary community open to any major.

Public Health House

The Public Health House Learning Community enables students to expand their understanding and interest in community service, public health, education, and advocacy. Through active, informed, and problem-based learning, students augment their understanding of public policy, community health issues, public health as a profession, and their role within the public health field.
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Who Can Apply: All first- and second-year undergraduate students (any major) interested in public health, community health issues education and/or policy.

ScHOLA²RS House

ScHOLA²RS House is designed to support the scholastic efforts of male students who identify as African American/Black through academic and social/emotional support, access to research opportunities, and personal/professional development. There is a focus on developing leadership skills and preparing to be strong candidates to pursue graduate studies in prestigious programs. Students build a supportive community and participate in field trips, guest speaker events, and activities. They also build their networks of faculty, staff, peers, and industry partners interested in supporting their success at UConn and beyond.
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Who Can Apply: Any first- or second-year male undergraduate (any major) interested in engaging in topics related to the experience of black males in higher education.

Transfer Connections House

Transfer Connections is a Learning Community designed for students transferring to UConn. Students will make connections with faculty, staff, and students who are current or past transfer students. Students will learn to navigate and explore the wide variety of opportunities at UConn and focus on professional development to help them prepare for success post graduation through engagement in leadership opportunities, preparing for internship and job opportunities, all in a supportive and welcoming environment.
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Who Can Apply: Open to transfer students in any year and any major.

WiMSE House

The Women in Math, Science & Engineering (WiMSE) Learning Community provides ongoing support for female undergraduate students in STEM majors. Members benefit from interactions with peers facing similar opportunities and challenges academically and socially. WiMSE offers its residents faculty interactions, academic support, research opportunities, and a tight-knit living environment, all of which will contribute to persistence in their chosen STEM fields.
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Who Can Apply: Open to all first- and second-year female students that have been admitted into a UConn STEM major