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 Bearcats Bound 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 requirements. 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
First-Year Student Reflections
I would recommend Learning Communities to a future student because it is a great way to meet people that are in your classes and possibly make friends with these people.
Most of my LC peers were in the same classes as me, so it gave me a chance to make friends quicker. We bonded like family, and it was probably one of my favorite experiences.
Along with just having a community of people in your corner, it's also just really nice to have a Peer Leader who has the best intentions and always supports you.
I would recommend a Learning Community to a future student because it helps you grow your network with other fellow students and also engage in fun activities. You get to know UC much better and the things/resources that are available for you.
[My Learning Community] allowed me to connect with others in the same courses as me. I learned many valuable things in this class that were helpful to me in my transition into college as well as help in chemistry specifically. The Learning Community also allowed me to have an outlet to a second-year Peer Leader who has already gone through what I have, and she has helped me with struggles since the beginning of the year.