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First-Year Experience

About Learning Communities

Learning Communities at the University of Cincinnati are made up of diverse groups of students and faculty who come together because of shared academic interests to interact in two or more university courses. There are more than 100 different learning communities for students to choose from at UC. During Bearcat Orientation, incoming freshmen have the opportunity to join a learning community based upon their major or area of academic interest. The partnerships that first year students form with faculty, staff, and other students in learning communities provides a cohesive learning experience centered around courses that fulfill core reqiurements. For more information take a look at our Learning Communities Brochure. To learn more about learning communities in your college, ask your advisor today!

The Learning Community experience helps students:

  • Establish close relationships with professors
  • Explore areas of academic interest
  • Build friendships with classmates
  • Achieve their academic goals
  • Experience the feel of a small college with the benefits of a major university
  • Obtain reserved seats in popular, difficult to-get-into courses


For any questions or concerns about the Learning Communities program, please contact Seth Baker at