Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Learning Together

Learning Community students connect curricular and co-curricular experiences by taking courses together related to the theme of their community. Students enjoy continuing class discussions over meals and in floor lounges, having study groups in their residence hall communities, and developing relationships with their faculty outside of class.
Courses selected for the Learning Communities are part of the CORE Curriculum and fulfill degree requirements for all students at Loyola, regardless of major. So, Learning Communities do not add any additional courses to your curriculum. LCs simply give you the opportunity to take CORE classes with other members of your community.
Typically, first year students take 4 credit hours together in the Fall semester and 3 credit hours together in the Spring semester. Academic requirements do vary by Community, so please check the individual LC websites for specific academic information.
Learning Communities are centered around students taking shared coursework. Enrolling in and completing the required learning community courses is required for continued participation and residence in the Learning Community.