Live with your peers in a Learning Community around a common interest and take a couple classes together in a First-Year Interest Group. Nearly half of the first year students participated this past year. Follow the below checklist and you too can join in on the fun!
Review the available Learning Communities (LCs) and identify your top three choices.
Enter your top three LC preferences on your Housing and Residence Life Application. (Before May 1st, you can edit your housing application as many times as you like without it affecting your priority date.)
After March 1, go back to www.slu.edu/lc to review the First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) that are available in your top three LC preferences.
By May 1st, identify your top four preferred FIGs and enter the information on your housing application. Keep a copy of the preferences you listed for LCs and FIGs on the housing application.
If you have a preferred roommate then minimally they need to preference the same LCs as you on their housing application.
Great! That's all there is to it. You will be informed by the end of May if you were placed in a FIG. Learning Community placement will be included in your housing assignment letter, which will be sent in July.
Academic Advising Note
Because FIGs include one to three academic courses, we work with academic departments and academic advisors to select FIG courses. You have the opportunity to go over your class schedule and make sure that your FIG placement fits your needs with your academic advisor during the SLU 101 summer orientation program. If you are unable to attend a SLU 101 session, we encourage you to contact your academic advisor to go over your FIG choice with them.
Special Information on Roommate Requests
If you are also making a mutual roommate request, each of you must make the same Learning Community choice(s). If you do not, a Learning Community request will take priority over a mutual roommate request.
Special Note on English Proficiency
If your native language is not English, your application for LCs and FIGs is contingent upon satisfactory performance on the pre-registration English Proficiency Exam, administered prior to each semester.
If it is determined that additional English studies are necessary, you may be required to take the appropriate English courses prior to, or concurrent with, matriculation in the University's academic programs and therefore will be unable to participate in the LC/FIG program.