First Year Learning Communities

Academic Learning Communities

Academic Learning Communities (LCs) are directly tied to the colleges and schools at Mason. Each Academic LC represents a partnership between Housing & Residence Life and an academic unit to create a collaborative and holistic environment for the students engaging in that community. Students in each Academic LC take a required connected course related to their LC and academic program. 
Academic LC

Identity Based LC

Identity Learning Communities (LCs) are centered around specific identities within our Mason community. Whether students identify with a particular identity, are allies in space, or are simply interested in learning more about identity development, they will find a supportive community in this LC. 
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LGBTQ+ LC
LGBTQ+

Interest Based LCs

Interest Learning Communities focus on more interdisciplinary areas of interest such as: Well-being, Peace & Conflict, and Creativity, Design & Expression. These communities have a connection to another office, college, or school. While there are no required courses in the Interest LCs, students have the option to sign up for a course that is related to their learning community if available.