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Description of Learning Communities

A Learning Community (LC) provides opportunities for students to:

  • Attend two to three classes with the same small group of students;
  • Live in the same residence hall with members of the same community;
  • Get involved, meet people, and make friends;
  • Attend out-of-class programs and go on exciting trips, many of which relate directly back to what is being discussed in the classroom;
  • Learn about helpful resources available at Purdue University; and,
  • Become involved in the Greater Lafayette community.

At Purdue, a Learning Community is either:

  • A group of 20-30 first-year students who take 2 or 3 of the same courses together;
  • A group of first-year students who share a common academic interest and live in the same residence hall; or,
  • A group of first-year students who take part in both of the activities listed above.

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