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Living and Learning Communities

Engaging Blessed Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers legacy of opportunity, justice, and the liberating power of education, Learning Communities invite students to integrate their learning in and out of class. These communities cultivate holistic student growth and enhance learning by fostering collaborative and enduring connections among students, faculty, and staff.

Through student, faculty and staff partnerships, and educational and cultural programs, active involvement in a Learning community allows a student to broaden their perspectives and understanding of the world around them. This holistic approach complements classroom experiences and lays the foundation for students to become better prepared to succeed in life beyond college.
The majority of first year residential students live together in a community connected to their academic course work.

Opportunities for intellectual, spiritual, and personal development that complement those offered in the classroom are also available to non-residential students.