Students who participate in a Learning Community live together in a residential community. This allows students to develop social relationships that help them dive deeper into their academic coursework and support each other more holistically. Living together allows students to have more robust conversations in class and provides built in study groups! Because the living experience is such an essential part of the Learning Community experience, students are required to live on-campus, in their Learning Community in order to participate.
First-year Learning Community students live together in one of our first-year residence halls. Each of our first-year residence halls (Mertz, Simpson, San Francisco, and de Nobili) will be home to at least one Learning Community in 2014–2015. Learning Communities will be assigned to specific halls once applications have been received and we determine the number of spaces needed for each community. Building assignments will be communicated to students via their Loyola email the first week of June.