Coordinator for University 101 Programs at Texas A&M University-San Antonio
A living learning community can be a great option as you begin college. You may have a variety of living learning communities to choose from as well. I would look at all of your options and read through the descriptions and think about what you want to gain from the experience. I chose to join a living learning community focused on community service and involvement as a first-year student because I learned that it made the community I was living in that much smaller because I was taking classes with people who lived in my building. An added bonus was two of my classes were in my residence hall, I walked downstairs and I was in class (which was awesome in the winter). Also, we had monthly community learning sessions.
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Research living-learning community options and ask someone on campus if you have questions.