For Freshmen

Why Enroll in a Learning Community?

  • Learning Communities provide you with a “UNT family” who can help you be successful in college. 
  • Enrolling in a Learning Community can guarantee you a seat in the popular courses you need at the best times and with highly rated instructors. 
  • Students who are part of a learning community earn higher grades and are more likely to stay in college and finish with a college degree.  Click here for more information on retention and GPA.
  • Students in learning communities make stronger connections and build longer lasting relationships with fellow students, academic advisors, academic departments, and faculty.

What Are My Learning Community Options?

  • Zombie Apocalypse: Comprised of two completely co-enrolled core courses, this thematic community focuses on life after the apocalypse. Click here to learn more.
  • Major Focused CommunitiesComprised of two or more courses required by the major and high support from the faculty in the department, these communities are assigned a peer mentor whose responsibility is to connect students to the department, each other, and the university.  Click here to learn more.
  • Affinity Groups: Comprised of two or more courses, these communities are geared toward students who share specific interests or characteristics (such as LGBTA Studies). Click here to learn more.
  • REAL CommunitiesChoose from a variety of residential learning communities where you will live on the same wing with students who have the same major or area of interest as you. Each REAL Community has a Faculty/Staff Mentor and Resident Assistant who are passionate about the focus of the community and provide community-specific activities and opportunities. Some communities include a course component.  Jazz Studies, Engineering, Art & Design, and Health Professions are just a few of the many REAL Communities offered by Housing. Click here to learn more.

How Can I Learn More?

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