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First-year students in this learning community will learn about women in agriculture and the impact you and your peers can have at Purdue! You will meet women from different agriculture majors and start forming friendships that will last a lifetime. Enjoy meetings, dinners, and activities with a number of people including learning community instructors, upper-level female students, female faculty, and female alumni from the College of Agriculture. Understand the impact of women through interactions at events like the College of Agriculture Ice Cream Social and College of Ag Hog Roast. This past year, the community also picked apples from the Purdue Horticulture farm for Food Finders, attended a Purdue Volleyball game, and celebrated fall by carving pumpkins at a Purdue staff member’s house! Open to first-year students in the College of Agriculture, regardless of gender, this learning community is an invitation to enhance your Purdue network, develop your leadership skills, and explore the many exciting opportunities the field of agriculture has to offer!


  • First-time students admitted to the College of Agriculture 
  • First-time beginning students in Exploratory Studies

Residential Component

  • Optional. The location of learning community housing will be determined based on the incoming size and needs of the learning community. 
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community. Once a housing contract is completed, you will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. Applications received by the priority deadline will be considered first. 
  • If you want to be placed with a preferred roommate and be admitted to a learning community with an optional residential component, both you and your roommate must apply (and be admitted) to a learning community with an optional residential component. Students admitted to learning communities with a required residential component cannot be paired with students admitted to learning communities with an optional residential component.
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  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying to a learning community. If you have questions about housing, contact University Residences ( at


Fall Only

Associated Courses and Information


AGR 150 - Women in Agriculture I


Every fee eligible student involved with a learning community (LC) at Purdue will be assessed the $200 LC fee to their university account.  These funds support activities and travel, signature LC events, housing assignments and/or course registration and instructor stipends.


Events and Activities Included:

  • Fall welcome social
  • Trip to Purdue Agricultural Center for Research and Education (ACRE)
  • Boiler Challenge ropes course
  • College of Agriculture Ice Cream Social
  • Visits to Indiana food and agribusinesses to learn about career opportunities
  • International student/exchange picnic
  • Animal Science Research Tours
  • Apple picking for Food Finders Food Bank service project
  • Dinners with different faculty, staff, alumni and upper class students

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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