What are Learning Communities?
Learning communities in University Housing are a group of students who live together and engage in experiences focused around their field of study, career, and/or a personal interest. All students who live on-campus at Cal Poly are housed in a learning community. Learning community staff work intentionally with campus partners to provide engagement opportunities and enhance student success at Cal Poly.
Below are the various Learning Communities offered and their locations for the 2015-16 academic year:
· Connections | Sierra Madre & Yosemite Halls & Cerro Vista Apartments
· iCommunity | Poly Canyon Village & Cerro Vista Apartments
· Living Learning Program (LLP) | North Mountain & South Mountain (Red Brick) Halls
· Transitions | Cerro Vista Apartments
· Sophomore Success Program (SSP) & Continuing Success | Poly Canyon Village
· Transfer Success | Poly Canyon Village
When students apply for housing, they make preferences by Learning Community/Theme. Please note that the location of each Learning Community/Theme is subject to change from year-to-year based upon student interest and that a given Learning Community/Theme may be housed within any area of University Housing, including residence halls and on-campus apartments. Specific Learning Community/Theme locations will be determined during the summer.
The academic focus associated with all learning communities set the Cal Poly University Housing experience apart from most other housing programs across the country.
Through our partnerships with colleagues across campus we offer in building support from Mustang Success Center coaches, Student Academic Support facilitated study groups, Writing Center tutors, Academic Advisors, Career Counselors, faculty and staff.
Learning Community Events
Each learning community offers unique experiences related to its focus, but all on-campus residents have opportunities to participate in:
- Barbecues, events, and lectures with professors
- Career exploration and advising
- Academic Advising events
- Awareness, diversity and cultural events
- Community service
- Club fairs
- Honors Banquets
- Study sessions/groups with faculty, staff and/or students
- Community Council leadership positions
- Academic skills programs
- Off-campus trips relevant to students' majors or theme
- Social events