Residential Learning Communities
UNC’s Residential Learning Communities are an opportunity for incoming UNC students to find community on a smaller scale within the larger university. Residential Learning Communities are options you can choose to be part of – they’re a great way to connect with new people who share some similarities with you, deepen your campus engagement and experience a close-knit community.
Studies have also shown that these learning communities improve academic success and enhance student sense of belonging and ease transition to college. UNC students who participate in a Residential Learning Communities have a higher GPA and make quicker progress toward degree completion.
Each Residential Learning Community offers...
- A place to explore and experience college life with other students who share a similar interest, major or identity.
- A sense of belonging through connection with like-minded peers.
- Opportunities for personal growth and development.
- A community to connect with shares similar transition experiences to UNC and Greeley.
- Develop lasting relationships and a network of support for your transition.
- Study breaks so you can participate in events, social gatherings and outings within your Residential Learning Community.
Pick your Community
Biology - North Hall
If you choose to live in the Biology Residential Learning Community you’ll be surrounded by other students interested in and majoring in Biology at UNC. You’ll find yourself at the center of a community of students connecting outside of the classroom around their shared passion for Biology.
Business -North Hall
In cooperation with the Monfort College of Business, the Business community is a great place to build strong connections with other Business students. Through our partnership with Tutorial Services, this community generally has a tutor living on the floor to help with your core classes.
Criminology & Criminal Justice -Turner Hall
Living in our Criminology and Criminal Justice Residential Learning Community is a great choice for students looking to find a networking opportunity with peers and academic faculty. If you are interested in Criminology and Criminal Justice this is the RLC for you!
Cumbres - Brown Hall
The Cumbres Residential Learning Community is a living and learning community for students planning to teach and working toward an English as a Second Language (ESL) or Bilingual/Bicultural endorsement in the Cumbres program.
Education - Decker Hall
The Education Residential Learning Community is a living and learning community for students planning to teach!
Outdoor Pursuits - Harrison Hall
The Outdoor Pursuits community is designed to bring together students who have a passion for the outdoors and give them an opportunity to explore new adventures together! In partnership with UNC’s Outdoor Pursuits in Campus Recreation, this community has the privilege of being linked to UNC’s gear shop and lots of opportunities to get off campus and into nature.
Performing and Visual Arts - Wiebking Hall
If you’re a Performing and Visual Arts major. Living with other PVA majors vibrant place to learn and grow as an artist! In Wiebking Hall you'll be able to study together and find connection through your shared classes and experience at UNC.
The Pet Friendly community is one of our most popular options at UNC. Although every pet must go through an approval process before arriving on campus, this a place where you can live with your pet. If you are a pet lover, but don’t have your own pet to bring to college, this is also a great place for you! You’ll need to complete additional application documents to be considered for this community.
Pre-Nursing - Harrison Hall
If you’re a Pre-Nursing major, this community is for you! Live with other Pre-Nursing majors, study together, and find connection through your shared classes and experience at UNC.
Queer Living Community - Berkenkotter House and Horst House
The supportive space created by the Queer Living Community is a great fit if you enjoy engaging in open dialogue about identity. Students who identify across the gender, sexual, and romantic identity spectrums are welcome to call this community home. The houses for the Queer Residential Learning Community are immediately adjacent to the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.
Women's - Sabin Hall
UNC’s Women’s community is for women-identified students who are looking to live in community with other women. Whatever your reason, this community offers a space for women to live only with other women.
Available in every open housing facility on campus, Gender Inclusive housing provides the option for a space where students of different genders can live together. Regardless of gender, students have the option to choose a space in a hall that best meets their needs living with someone they are comfortable sharing a room with.
UNC’s Faculty-in-Residence program fosters a healthy and positive environment where faculty and students can interact outside the classroom.
Participating faculty bridge academic experience with social and community-building by hosting dinners, guest speakers, community activities and events. Our faculty-in-residence are mentors to residential students, provide programming and facilitate campus engagement with others.