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Thematic and General Learning Community options for 2017-18 will be updated in December 2016. Updated Freshmen Interest Groups will be available in March 2017. Many communities don't change from year to year, however, so feel free to look around and get an idea of what we offer!
Defining Mizzou Residence Hall Communities
The Basics: Every MU resident lives in a Learning Community and possibly also a Freshman Interest Group (an academic program nested within a larger Learning Community). Each community is assigned to a specific residence hall and rooms within them.
More information about each specific type of community is available on that community's web page:
The EXAMPLE hall below will give you an idea of how we divide up the spaces into communities before you even get here.
- Learning Communities (LCs) can be General (GLC) or Thematic (TLC) in focus. They are open to freshman through seniors and range in size from 40 to several hundred students each. Some popular TLCs are located in multiple halls.
- Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs) are academic programs nested within a TLC or GLC. They are made up of 15 to 20 first-year students who take some of the same classes and live in the same hall close to other FIG students.
- FIGs require taking specific classes with the students in your FIG. Students are highly involved in FIG activities.
- Each GLC, TLC and FIG is assigned to a specific residence hall and rooms within them, so picking one means you’re picking your hall and room, too (see example above)!
- Only students who are genuinely interested in the FIG should sign up for one.