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The Pre-Pharmacy learning community is a great opportunity for you to begin building a network early. Not only will you live with students in your same discipline and receive support academically, but you will also be exposed to a variety of opportunities to connect with faculty and staff within the College of Pharmacy and across the university.

"I thought living in the learning community was really helpful! It really enabled me to make a lot of friends in pharmacy that I otherwise probably wouldn't have known. It was great to have exams at the same times as everyone else in the hall so that we could study together and help each other. It was also nice knowing that you weren't going through the dreaded exam week alone! If I had a question, there was always at least one person in the hall that knew the answer and could help me. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!"

-Second Year Pre-Pharmacy Student

"I absolutely loved my experiences in the pre-pharmacy learning community. It was a great way to network with other pre-pharmacy students, as well as make lifelong friends within my major and with similar interests. Also, living on the floor with most people in the same classes as me made finding study groups easy! Throughout the year I became so much closer to so many people that I will be involved with academically, socially, and professionally throughout the rest of my Purdue career and after."

-First Year Pre-Pharmacy Student


  • First-time beginning students admitted to Pre-Pharmacy

Residential Component

  • Required. 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 a required residential component, both you and your roommate must apply (and be accepted) to the same learning community. Students admitted to learning communities with a required residential component cannot be paired with students admitted to learning communities with an optional residential component
  • For specific question regarding learning communities, email 
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying to a learning community. If you have questions about housing, contact University Residences ( at


Full Academic Year

Associated Courses and Information

(Courses are assigned through advisors in Pharmacy)


PHRM 10000



MCMP 20500


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:

  • Weekly LC dinners
  • CVS networking dinner
  • Professionalism Fair
  • Career fair
  • Social gatherings
  • Advisor luncheon
  • Pharmacy School Preparation with Upper-Level Students
  • Introduction to Purdue campus resources

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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