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Prospective Students

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Think Outside the Textbook.

In the College of LSA, you can learn from multiple angles by acquiring experiences beyond the classroom with professors and classmates. The Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs) within LSA allow you to connect with fellow undergrads and faculty who share your interests. MLCs combine the personal attention and connections of a small liberal arts college with the vast resources of a large research university, creating unparalleled opportunities and a strong academic and personal support system.

Residential Learning Communities

Make a Big Place Smaller. The MLCs offer one-on-one access to professional staff who can help you navigate campus resources and academic pathways in a friendly, supportive environment. Enrollment is limited, with a one-year minimum requirement for participation. Take a look at the options below to see which one might be right for you.

This North Quad MLC is open only to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Prepares U.S. and international students to be interculturally competent global citizens, champions for meaningful change, and innovative leaders of tomorrow.

734.764.3573 | globalscholars@umich.edu

A community on North Campus designed to bring together students in engineering, the arts, and other fields to explore creativity and innovation.

734.615.0046 | livingarts@umich.edu

Read Living ArtsEngine student testimonials!

This North Quad MLC is open only to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Students practice German every day while living in a dedicated hall that offers unique cultural events and a trip to a German-speaking country.

734.764.8018 | germandept@umich.edu

Formerly Michigan Research Community

For students interested in pursuing research with faculty through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, and who want a small, diverse, and supportive residential community.

734.936.6536 | discovermrads@umich.edu

Read MRADS student testimonials!

For students seeking to explore today's issues, opportunities, and careers in health and health care in an interdisciplinary learning community. 

734.763.6091 | hssp@umich.edu 


Read HSSP student testimonials

Students pursue creative expression through writing, the visual arts, and cultural and social involvement.

734.764.7521 | lhsp@umich.edu

Read LSWA student testimonials!

For students with an interest in community service, civic engagement, and social justice.

734.647.4860 | mcsprogram@umich.edu

Read MCSP student testimonials!

A community of students with academic and career interests in the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health fields.

734.763.6662 | wise-rp@umich.edu


Read WISE RP student testimonials!
 

LSA Residential Communities

These two Michigan Learning Communities are open only to students admitted to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Both offer a residential component.

Offers special depth and academic challenge to highly motivated students, and includes personalized advising, research opportunities, and close contact with faculty. Optional Honors housing provides both a scholarly and social community. All interested students admitted to LSA are urged to apply.

734.764.6274 | honors.admissions@umich.edu

A small, four-year program that provides any LSA student an engaging environment with an emphasis on languages, writing, and the arts. The RC enables students to combine the resources and options of the larger university with the lively intellectual atmosphere of a small, liberal arts college. RC students live together their first two years in the newly renovated East Quad.

734.763.0032 | rescollege@umich.edu

Read Residential College student testimonials!

New Themed Community!



Administered through the Program in the Environment, SLE hosts a diverse and inclusive community of approximately 30 students per year with the goal of creating and fostering future leaders in sustainability, both on campus and beyond.

734.647.9211 l sustainableliving-info@umich.edu