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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 – a benefit to both your school and future career. Learning community members are required to take two HTM Courses and an information literacy course, together. Team HTM students are also REQUIRED to participate in three activities outside the classroom, including: 

  • An opening reception and behind-the-scenes tour of Ross-Ade Stadium 
  • A Saturday field trip to a major city (Indianapolis or Chicago) to tour a restaurant and hotel for a behind-the-scenes look at successful hospitality businesses. 
  • A community service-learning project 

Please note: Absence from one of the required activities will result in a half-letter grade deduction. Students planning to participate in the Purdue Marching Band should not join Team HTM as required activities take place on Saturdays, in conflict with game-day Band requirements. 


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

Residential Component

  • Optional within Owen Hall
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • 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 Only

Associated Classes

HTM 10010 - Introduction to the Hotel and Tourism Industry

HTM 10100 - Hotel and Tourism Student Seminar

ILS 17500 - Information Strategies

Events and Activities Included:

  • Opening reception and tour of Ross-Ade Stadium
  • Behind-the-scenes field trip to hotel/restaurant properties in major metropolis - Indianapolis or Chicago
  • End of semester social
  • Meal(s) with faculty
  • Community service project

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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