Research Learning Communities and Freshman Interest Groups
Defining Mizzou Residence Hall Communities
The Basics: Every MU resident lives in one of three types of communities:
Each community is assigned to a specific residence hall and rooms within them. The EXAMPLE hall below will give you an idea of how we divide up the spaces into communities before you even get here. Click on the image for a larger version.
- 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 15 to 20 first-year students, who take some of the same classes and live in the same hall close to other FIG students. They also live within a larger LC.
- FIGs require taking specific classes with the students in your FIG and 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)!