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Prospective & Incoming Students Learning Community Application Process


If you are interested in participating in a learning community, you should indicate your preferences through the on-line Housing and Meal Plan Application which can be accessed through the Syracuse University Myslice page. This on-line enrollment request form must be completed by May 20th, 2018. (To gain access the on-line Housing application, you will need to make your advanced housing payment and activate your NetID.)  If you are interested in more than one learning community, you may rank order your choices to a maximum of three.


Step 1: Log onto MySlice.

Step 2: Select the New Student Applications link (located under Housing and Meal Plans within the Student Services box).

Step 3: On questions 7, 8, and 9 - Indicate your learning community interests, by ranking your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice for learning community within the Personal Information Section of the on-line housing application.

Image of the LC Section of the on-line Housing Application

Step 4: Finish the rest of the application and select the Submit button.

That's it!  Students who are placed within a learning community, will see their placement (updated on a rolling basis) at the top of the First Term Enrollment Selection page through Myslice.  All students who applied for a learning community will be notified in mid-July through their e-mail of their learning community placement status.

If you are having problems signing up, see under Resources on the Housing Office Website.


Roommate Requests

If you are also making a mutual roommate request, each of you must make the same learning community choice(s).

Honor Students

If you have been invited to participate in the Renée Crown University Honors Program, you are encouraged to enroll in a learning community. Honors students who do not select one of the other learning communities will be housed in proximity to other honors students in clusters collectively known as the Honors Learning Community.  Honors students living in the Honors Learning Community are allowed to have a roommate who is not an Honors student.

Academic Advising

Because many of our learning communities include one or more academic courses, you may want to consult an academic advisor in your home college to discuss how the academic component fits with your particular curriculum and the effect of transfer or advanced placement credits prior to making a selection. Your college will be evaluating your transfer and AP credits. These credits may affect your eligibility to enroll in certain learning communities.