Why Should I be a Part of a Residential Learning Community (RLC)?
As a member of a Residential Learning Community,, not only will you get to live and learn together, but you'll also have many other benefits, including:
- Special interaction with faculty members
- Convenient, natural study group
- Community service possibilities
- A smooth start that weaves connections all across JMU
And if that's not enough, here's what previous Residential Learning Community, participants have said about their experiences:
- "It is amazing. I absolutely love it. We have all become close and go out on weekends together, study together, work together. We are closely knit, and it definitely helps foster the learning environment."
- "When I heard about a learning community I thought that I would be isolated from the rest of the college experience, but I wasn't. It was even a better experience than I expected!"
- "I truly feel like I was a member of a community. The experience gave me some of the best friends I have at JMU, and I feel like some of the best friends I will have for life. Also, the transition from high school to college was a little easier with the help of having a learning community with which to make the transition."
- "Being able to take an extra class in the field that really interests you is great, and the extra friendships were well worth it. I also bonded with our professor, so that is always helpful to new freshman who are used to smaller class sizes."
- "It is an incredibly valuable experience that you should take advantage of- you get a great dorm filled with great friends who you have class with. You cannot lose."
Our Mission Statement
Roop Learning Community members take a trip to Kings Dominion in VA for a day filled with fun and physics study.