A Community of Learning
- The Michigan Difference
- The Selection Process
- Application Requirements
- Cost & Aid
- The Undergraduate Admissions Team
- Dates and Deadlines
- Our People
- At A Glance
The 13 Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs) are a unique way to expand your education beyond the classroom. Though not required, they strike a balance between the opportunity offered by size and scope of a major public university while offering the intimacy of a small liberal arts college.
By transforming the classroom into a space for community building and extending the learning conversation into the residence hall where you’ll live with students of similar interests, you’ll work to discover knowledge in an atmosphere of peers.
Through the MLCs, you’ll engage with purpose; explore connections between different ideas, ways of seeing and thinking.
What is the relationship between string theory in physics and music? What does neuroscience tell us about the philosophy of Descartes? What do sustainability and Don Quixote have in common?
The University of Michigan Learning Communities provide a deeper, more relevant experience.
University of Michigan Learning Communities
- HEALTH SCIENCES SCHOLARS PROGRAM For students seeking to explore issues and opportunities in the health sciences: 734-763-6091 firstname.lastname@example.org
- LIVING ARTS A new community on North Campus designed to bring together students in engineering, the arts, and other fields to explore creativity and innovation: 734-764-9499 email@example.com
- LLOYD HALL SCHOLARS PROGRAM Students pursue creative expression through writing, the visual arts, and cultural and social involvement: 734-764-7521 firstname.lastname@example.org
- MICHIGAN COMMUNITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM For students with an interest in community service, civic engagement, and social justice: 734-647-4860 email@example.com
- MICHIGAN RESEARCH COMMUNITY For students interested in a UROP research partnership with a faculty member as well as a small, diverse, and supportive residential community: 734-936-6536 firstname.lastname@example.org
- WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESIDENCE PROGRAM A community of students with academic and career interests in the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health fields: 734-936-6536 email@example.com
NOTE: The two residential learning communities below are located in North Quad and are open only to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
- GLOBAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM Prepares U.S. and international students to be interculturally competent global citizens, champions for meaningful change, and innovative leaders of tomorrow: 734-764-3573 firstname.lastname@example.org
- MAX KADE GERMAN RESIDENCE Students practice German every day while living in a dedicated house that offers unique cultural events and a spring trip to a German-speaking country: 734-764-8018 email@example.com
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.
- HONORS PROGRAM 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 a social community. All interested students admitted to LSA are urged to apply: 734-647-4486 firstname.lastname@example.org
- RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE 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 in East Quadrangle Residence Hall their first two years: 734-763-0176 email@example.com
Non-Residential Learning Communities
These learning communities offer you personalized support and special opportunities to take full advantage of the University’s resources, but they do not have a group living component.
- COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES PROGRAM This program provides small enriched courses, advising through peer mentors, academic advisors, and faculty, as well as academic support, including tutoring: 734-764-9128 firstname.lastname@example.org
- UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (UROP) Opportunities to participate in leading research, working with faculty from all academic fields. Choose from 800+ projects offered each year. Applications are available on the UROP website starting May 1. 734-615-9000 email@example.com
- UNIVERSITY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM For first-year students interested in being in a small peer group connected with both student and faculty/staff mentors during their first semester: 734-764-6413 UMmentor@umich.edu
Note: You can participate in both a residential and a non-residential learning community. However, you can be a member of only one residential MLC.