Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities are an opportunity for Western Michigan University students to live on a floor with peers who share similar interests, schedules or majors. They help facilitate study groups, social connections and exposure to a more seamless university experience.  Many communities have additional supports like tutoring centers, on-site advising and special facilities.

Academic learning communities

It’s not required to live in the community if you are a member of the college it represents, but many students enjoy the advantage of people pursuing the same major living around them. 

Honors-based Learning Communities

Students who are a part of the Lee Honors College can choose from two honors communities or honors sections within some of WMU’s existing academic learning communities. Honors sections mean, as numbers allow, that roommates and suitemates are also in the Honors College.

Interest-based learning communities

These communities bring together students with similar interests or life experiences.

How do I sign up for a community?

During the online sign-up process, there is an option to select a Living Learning Community. Selecting the residence hall that hosts your learning community does not place you in that community.  You must also choose the learning community from the learning community preference page. Students who sign up by May 15 will have priority placement.

If you have a roommate preference, both you and your roommate must request each other in order to be assigned together. For academic learning communities, it is possible to request a roommate who is not in the affiliated college.

Current WMU students interested in living in a learning community should come to the Residence Life office to sign up.