Learning Communities are a great way to tailor your college experience by living with others who share similar majors or interests. Participants talk about how they enjoy living with like-minded peers, attending events, and using the academic resources provided in their community. As one resident put it, learning communities are "a great way to make personal, professional and life-long connections."
Learning community residents graduate in four years at nearly double the rate as students living off campus.
Academic learning communities
It’s not required to live in the community if you are a member of the college it represents, but many students enjoy the advantage of people pursuing the same major living around them.
- Aviation House
- Business Community
- Education and Development Community
- Engineering House
- Fine Arts House
- Health Professionals Community
- Human Performance House
- Science Scholars
Honors-based Learning Communities
Students who are a part of the Lee Honors College can choose from two honors communities or honors sections within some of WMU’s existing academic learning communities. Honors sections mean, as numbers allow, that roommates and suitemates are also in the Honors College.
- Honors Community
- Honors STEM/Health Community
- Business Community – Honors
- Engineering House – Honors
- Fine Arts House –Honors
Interest-based learning communities
These communities bring together students with similar interests or life experiences.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A COMMUNITY?
When you choose your room for fall, pick one on the learning community floor. Learning communities are noted in the navigation map and on the floor map when you choose your bed.
Can I still live with a friend if they're not eligible for the learning community?
Yes. Just know that only the person who matched the learning community concept will be able to choose the room.