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First-year Learning Communities

We want to help you build a community and make connections at the U. As a new student, you can be a part of a cohort. A group of students working through the same curriculum.

You can also study in a living/learning or academic learning community, a group of students interested in the same topics, working through courses in the classroom, and participating in extracurricular activities outside of it. It's a unique way to maximize your college experience!

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are an on-campus housing option that allows students with common courses to live in a community of students with similar academic interests.

First-year students can connect with others interested in the science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines.
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Build friendships with other engineering majors in your dorm as you navigate your first year.
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First-year science and mathematics majors can connect with other students and mentors.
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Health & Wellness
This community connects first-year students who are passionate about pursuing future careers in healthcare.
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Community Engagement
Join a community of students who care about making a difference in the world around them.
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Our Lassonde community provides a canvas for students who thrive when collaborating with others.
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Outdoor Leadership
Explore the great Utah outdoors with adventurous students just like you!
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Career & Major Exploration
Not quite sure what major or career you want to go into? Join students in the Career & Major Exploration living learning community.
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Fine Arts
Join and interact with a community of students interested in visual and performing arts.
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Members of the Honors living learning community will take Honors coursework and have access to social, professional, and academic programming and activities.
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The High Impact Volunteer Engagement (H.I.V.E) LLC will allow students who are interested in community engagement to further explore opportunities through curricular and co-curricular high-impact volunteer engagement experiences.
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Academic Learning Communities

An Academic Learning Community takes students through a class or a series of themed classes, allowing to students to network with faculty and peers and learn critical skills along the way!

Business Scholars
Business Scholars will get hands-on, real-world experience through the David Eccles School of Business.
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Lassonde X
Calling all future entrepreneurs! This cohort is for you.
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This year-long learning community for incoming students consists of two three-credit-hour courses, taken with the same professor and classmates, allowing students to make meaningful connections.
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Solution Scholars
Students in the Solution Scholars program will hone their skills to help tackle some of the key problems facing society.
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Science Research Initiative
Want to network with other students in the University of Utah College of Science? This cohort is for you!
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Diversity Scholars
This cohort provides first-year students of color at the U with a community of like-minded peers on campus.
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ACCESS Scholars
A year-long research, scholarship, and mentoring experience for science students who are passionate about advancing equity and diversity in STEM.
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Gender Justice Scholars
This cohort is designed for students who are interested in learning more about gender equality issues at the U.
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First Gen Scholars
This cohort is designed to provide a community to first-generation students at the U!
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Bennion Scholars
Collaborate with students interested in expanding their knowledge and creating lasting change in their communities.
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Alliance House
This community promotes equity, social justice, and cultural and social empowerment amongst the LGBTQ+ community.
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First Security Business House
First and second-year students who are a part of the First Ascent Scholars program can improve their business knowledge in this community.
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