UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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Participation in a learning community offers a number of benefits, all of which help promote your academic and personal success at UWRF.  As with every opportunity, what you get out of the experience depends on what you put into it, but the potential benefits of living in a learning community include:

  • enhanced academic and social opportunities
  • improved GPA
  • improved connection to faculty
  • greater involvement in learning
  • increased satisfaction with your UWRF experience, and
  • increased persistence to graduation

Listed below are a variety of activities that are commonly included in our learning communities:

  • interaction with students who have similar academic goals
  • common courses with a small group of students
  • living with your community members
  • career exploration
  • service learning opportunities
  • academic support
  • introduction to university resources
  • faculty mentoring and involvement
  • leadership development
  • exposure to social justice and/or diversity issues
  • more collaborative learning environment