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Residential Learning Communities

Residential Living Learning Communities For 2023-2024*

Residential Learning Communities offer students the opportunity to live in the same community as other students of similar academic and lifestyle interests. Participating in a learning community gives students opportunity to connect with similar interests, classes, and goals, and may assist in developing interest or study groups, mentoring, and greater satisfaction with the college experience.

HEALTHY HALLS –Healthy Halls Community is open to students with any classification who are interested in committing to a activities supporting wellness and positive lifestyles.  Students in these communities are committed to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free behavior.  Programming options may be made available to support wellness and positive lifestyles.  For the ’23-’24 Academic Year, Healthy Halls is designated for the 3rd floor of Choctaw Hall.

These are communities themed around a major or a group of related majors. The goal of academically clustered communities is to house students with similar academic interests and classes together. Academically clustered communities may include any of the following (based on interest):

  • Aviation Community is restricted to students with an aviation major. The Aviation community is housed on the 7th floor of Choctaw Hall.
  • The Music Major & Band Community is an open option, targeting Band Members and music majors.  This community is traditionally housed on the 7th floor of Chickasaw Hall.
  • STEM Community (designed for Math, Biology, Chemistry majors, as well students interested in pre-engineering and/or pre-medical fields). For the ’23-’24 Academic Year, the STEM Community is located on the 2nd floor of Chickasaw Hall.


  • NON-THEMED FRESHMEN ONLY HALLS: Choctaw Hall 2nd floor and Shearer Hall 3ndSouth (301 – 315) are reserved for Freshmen (with 30 hours or less) only, for the ’23-’24 Academic Year. (Designated ‘Non-theme Freshmen Only halls will be opened to upper class students if there are not enough Freshmen students who apply to live in these communities.)
    The Freshmen PLC class is housed in North Hall, along with other first year student programs, including the Freshmen Honors and other Freshmen communities. PLC is traditionally housed on the 1stfloor of North Hall.
    The Freshmen Honors community is housed in North Hall, along with other first year student programs, including the Freshmen PLC and other Freshmen Communities. The Freshmen Honors Community is housed on the 3rdfloor of North Hall.

Students accepted in the John Massey Leadership Scholar program are housed together in North Hall, with other members of the JMLS community, and other Freshmen Communities.  More information on the JMLS program is available at The JMLS Community is housed on the 2nd floor of North Hall.

Located in Shearer Hall, the 8-Person Community is open to any group of 8 students with a similar unifying interest (Greek Organization, Upper class honors students, team sports, etc.). These communities will be assigned only with 8 contracts submitted.  Priority is given to upper class students.  The 8-person community spaces are designated for Shearer Hall. Contact HRL if you have a group that is interested in reserving an 8-person community.

These are communities which are not limited to one gender. Students requesting gender inclusive housing are subject to additional terms & conditions. Contact HRL if you are interested in reserving a gender inclusive community.

*NOTE: Specific floor designations are subject to change and will be made available prior to the start of the Room/Roommate Reservation Process.  If a community does not have sufficient interest, it may not be offered or may be reduced in size to allow others to use the rooms.