Learning Communities at Mason

A Learning Community (LC) is a group of students living on campus who share a common academic college, identity, or interest!

When living in an LC, students will join like-minded peers to explore their passion areas on a deeper level, to connect to vital campus resources, and to grow both in and out of the classroom. Students in the same learning communities live together in a residence hall, which makes it easier to make connections within the Mason community.

All first-year residential students will belong to an LC. LCs are also offered to upper-level residential students, but upper-level students are not required to join one.

Benefits of Joining a Learning Community

  • A supportive, educational, and exciting experience with a community of peers
  • A team of dedicated staff that ensures a positive and supportive student experience
  • Fun, engaging activities that focus on the interest of student's specific community
  • Opportunities to connect with other students
  • Access to academic resources and support from tutors, campus resources, and faculty
  • Interaction with like-minded individuals so that students can engage their passions and learn outside of the classroom
  • Mentoring from upper-level students who have experience in the LC topic
  • Events and programs tailored to the LC by content experts connected to that LC