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Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) majors: apply for this learning community to develop a social and professional network with other incoming first-year students. This learning community will benefit students and help them later in their career. Learning community members will take two required HTM courses and an Information Literacy course together. Students in Team HTM are REQUIRED to participate in three activities outside of the classroom including:

  1. An opening reception and tour of Ross-Ade Stadium
  2. A Saturday field trip to Chicago to tour a restaurant and hotel to give a behind-the-scenes look at successful hospitality businesses
  3. A service-learning project

Please note: Absence from one of the three aforementioned events will result in a half-letter grade deduction. Students planning to participate in the Purdue Marching Band should not join the Team HTM learning community since there are required activities that take place on Saturday when the band will be participating in football game activities.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Health and Human Sciences with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Residential Component

  • Students from this learning community reside in Wiley Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or living off-campus, 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

HTM 10010 - Introduction to the Hotel and Tourism Industry

HTM 10100 - Hotel and Tourism Student Seminar

GS 17500 - Information Strategies

Events and Activities Included:

  • Opening reception and tour of Ross-Ade Stadium
  • Behind-the-scenes field trip to Chicago
  • End of semester social and pizza making
  • Meal with faculty
  • Community service project
  • Sales Blitz training for Chicago Hotels

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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