What is a Learning Community?
At Old Dominion, learning communities are groups of students who connect what they're learning with what they want to do: their majors, career choices, or their hopes for a better world.
Learning Community students take one or more courses together and may live in the same residence hall.
You Will Learn
- how to apply knowledge and skills in new settings.
- how to succeed in a college environment.
- how to develop skills prized by employers.
What types of activities do Learning Communities do?
- Study groups: informal or formal gatherings with your classmates
- Career exploration: field trips, guest speakers, etc.
- Hands-on experience and service-learning: applying classroom learning to real-world situations
- Social activities: attend events (have dinners with each other and professors, hang out with each other)
- Community service projects: get involved and help the community
- Contact with students who have similar academic goals
- Common courses
- Common place of residence (Living Learning Communities)
- Career exploration
- Introduction to university resources
- Peer mentoring and/or tutoring
- Faculty mentoring