Learning Communities

Learning communities in University Housing are a group of students who live together and engage in experiences focused around their field of study, career, and/or identity.

All students who live on-campus at Cal Poly are housed in a learning community.

Staff work intentionally with campus partners to provide engagement opportunities and enhance student success at Cal Poly. The academic focus associated with all learning communities sets this housing experience apart from most other housing programs across the country.

Academic Support: Through our partnerships with colleagues across campus we offer in building support from Mustang Success Center coaches, Student Academic Support facilitated study groups, Writing Center tutors, Academic Advisors, Career Counselors, faculty and staff.

Events: Each learning community offers unique experiences related to its focus, but all on-campus residents have opportunities to participate all community events. 

When students apply for housing, they make preferences by Learning Community. Please note that while Housing's goal is to keep the location of each Learning Community consistent, it is subject to change based upon student interest. 

living learning programsFirst-year Residential Learning Communities 
Residential Learning Communities in the residence halls house the academic, career, and identity-based RLCs that connect and build community among first-year students.


living learning programsSophomore, Transfer & Continuing Student Success Programs
Cal Poly apartments offer more of the independence that comes with apartment living combined with support when you need it. Our continuing student Learning Communities offer balance - social events to help you unwind and academic partnerships to provide the very best learning experience.


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