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Come grow your plant knowledge and interest in this first-semester learning community! Students will be enrolled in a one-credit hour learning community specific course that will cover broad topics related to plants, what you can study and courses you can take, and how you can put plants to work in a variety of careers. The course will cover everything from the biological characteristics, new and innovative research and development, ornamental design principles, to some of the interesting and less obvious ways we use plants! Activities will include tours of Purdue research, production and sports facilities. The residential component is not required, but encouraged for students looking to have roommates or neighbors with similar interests. 


  • First-time beginning students admitted to any college/school/major

Residential Component

  • Male students from this learning community reside in McCutcheon Hall
  • Female students from this learning community reside in Harrison Hall
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or Athletics, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall Semester

Associated Classes

AGR 12500 - Introduction to Plant Sciences

AGR 29000 - Study Plants at Purdue

Events and Activities Included:

  • Greenhouse tour
  • Athletic Field tour (Football game)
  • Phenotyping center tour
  • Plant sciences networking socials
  • Horticulture farm tour
  • Student farm tour
  • Ice cream social

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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