Living-learning communities immerse students in subjects

It’s one thing to study a subject in college; it’s another to live it 24/7.

That’s the opportunity provided to University of Iowa first- and second-year undergraduate students through more than 15 living-learning communities.  There are communities for students majoring in education, health sciences, journalism, engineering, business, arts and pre-med, among others.

Students in these communities often take many of the same classes, live together in resident halls, study together and have access to a range of tailored programs and faculty support to help make sure they succeed.

Being part of a living-learning community is also fun.  Students form a bond and, after the books are put away for the day, often take part in social activities, whether it’s attending a film, holding game nights or going out for ice cream.


There are living-learning communities for just about everyone at the UI, including BizHawks; Explore. Dream. Discover. Experience; Global Village; Health Sciences Community; Spectrum House; and Women in Science & Engineering.


Learn more about the UI’s living-learning communities at