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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 these learning communities improve academic success, enhance student sense of belonging and ease the transition to college. UNC students who participate in 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 with shared 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 Connection in North Hall

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.

MCB Connection community students

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.

Criminal Justice connection in Turner Hall

Criminology and Criminal Justice - South 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 students

Cumbres - South 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 - South Hall

The Education Residential Learning Community is a living and learning community for students planning to teach!

Honors, Scholars and Leaders connection

Honors Scholars Leaders Luján Hall

The Honors, Scholars and Leaders community is an extension of the Honors Program at UNC. Choosing to live in this community is a great way to connect with other students in the program and build lifelong friendships.


Mindful Living - Wiebking Hall

Collaborate with others who share your aspiration to live life to the fullest! If you're interested in how mindfulness and other contemplative attitudes and practices can help you manage stress, relish the present moment, improve your academic performance, enhance your relationships, and build a better world, this community, sponsored by UNC's Center for Applied Contemplatives Studies, is for you. 

Outdoor pursuits connection water rafting

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, live with other PVA majors in a 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 experiences at UNC.

Pet Friendly Connection

Pet Friendly - Belford Hall and  Lawrenson Hall (Floors 2, 3 and 4)

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 connection

Nursing Exploring - Harrison Hall

If you’re a Nursing Exploring major, this community is for you! Live with other Nursing Exploring majors, study together and find connection through your shared classes and experiences at UNC.

Gender, Sexuality and Romantic Idenities connection

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.

Transfer students on campus

Transfer - Lawrenson Hall

Coming to UNC as a transfer student and looking to live on campus? This community, in an apartment-style building, is a great place for incoming transfer students to find connections with others going through the same transition. 

Women's residential connection

Women's - Gordon 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.

Gender Inclusive residential connection

Graduate Student Housing - Lawrenson Hall  

Coming to UNC as a graduate student and looking to live on campus? This community, in an apartment-style building, is a great place for graduate students to find connections with others continuing their educational journey!