​Learning Communities

Syracuse University’s learning communities allow you to live and take classes with a group of students who share a common interest or academic major.

You’ll develop skills and connections that support your academic achievement, a better understanding of yourself and others, and a greater ability to balance your academic and social life. This eases your transition to college life, and provides you with a group of peers and friends who become like a family away from home.

More than 25 learning communities are offered, grouped under the broad categories of:

  • Arts and expression
  • Business and management
  • Cultural exploration and diversity
  • Health and wellness
  • Leadership and citizenship
  • Science, technology, and math
  • Global connections
  • Honors

Join a learning community

How to Request Enrollment

Indicate your learning community choice(s) on the online Housing and Meal Plan Application. If you are interested in more than one, rank your choices to a maximum of three. If you are also making a mutual roommate request, each of you must make identical rankings. There is no additional housing cost associated with joining a learning community.

Learning communities fill up quickly. Therefore, if you plan to enroll, please submit your completed Admission Acceptance Form (AAF) and payments as soon as possible, so you may gain access to the online Housing and Meal Plan Application. Your college will evaluate your transfer and AP credits which may affect your eligibility to enroll in certain learning communities.

Honors Students

If you have been invited to participate in the Renée Crown University Honors Program, you are encouraged to enroll in any learning community. Honors students who do not select one of the other learning communities will be automatically housed in proximity to other honors students in clusters collectively known as the Honors Learning Community.