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Residence Learning Communities

A Residence Learning Community (RLC) is a themed residence environment where students share a common interest, major or coursework. RLCs are designed to extend opportunities for learning and development beyond the classroom. This is achieved by offering you opportunities to network with peers, faculty and staff through programs held both in your residence and off campus.

Why Live in an RLC?

  • "I absolutely cannot imagine what my university experience would have been if I hadn’t been part of an RLC."
  • "It was a great experience living with a group of like-minded individuals whose aim was to have friends to go on this self-discovery journey with.”
  • "From living in this community, I’ve learned the importance of communication, the value of respect, and what it means to be part of a family.”
  • "I have so many things in common with my floormates. I learn from them, and the group activities benefit me personally and academically.”
  • "I think the best part about being in an RLC is the sense of togetherness. It feels like we are a family, and we sincerely care about each other.”
  • "Our community has gone on trips that have greatly contributed to my learning and enjoyment of my first year at Laurier."

Applying to an RLC

RLC residents need to be active members of the community who positively contribute to the growth and support of their peers. Each RLC has specific admission requirements and criteria.

If you are interested in applying for one of the RLCs, you will need to complete the Residence Learning Communities section within the online residence application, and answer the three questions. Your completed residence application must be submitted by the June 1 deadline.

Selections and placements will be completed in mid to late July. You will be notified by email if you are successful in receiving a space in an RLC.

Waterloo Campus RLCs

Brantford Campus RLCS