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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 students enriched opportunities to network with peers, faculty and staff through programs held in residence and off campus. Please click on the links to the left to learn more about each community.


Introduction to the Residence Learning Community Dons for 2015 - 2016

Our Residence Learning Community Dons for 2015-2016 are eagerly awaiting your September arrival. Each of the Dons has knowledge, skills and passion for the subject matter of the community they support. Please visit the community specific pages to learn more about the incoming Don for a community that interests you!





Why live in a Residence Learning Community?

"Overall, my experience in the RLC has been awesome and I would recommend to new students applying to Laurier to find an RLC that fits you. I absolutely cannot imagine what my university experience would have been if I hadn’t been part of a residence learning community."


"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.”


“Amazing experience, definitely worthwhile!”


"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 floor mates, 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.”


"Living in an RLC has allowed me a space for dialogue with my peers about issues that I’m interested in. I wasn’t given a lot of opportunity to discuss these issues previously, outside of classes, and it has been really great to be able to explore my passions with other people on my floor.”                      


"The best part about living in this community is the opportunities that it has given me to excel at Laurier.”


"Our community has gone on trips that have greatly contributed to my learning and enjoyment of my first year at Laurier."


Admission Criteria

Residents need to be active members of the community that positively contribute to the growth and support of their peers. Please review the individual residence learning community pages for specific admission requirements and criteria.



$100 payable to the Don on move-in day to cover cost of learning experiences and events throughout the year.


How to Apply

  1. Begin your residence application
  2. Select the Residence Learning Community Option
  3. Select the Residence Learning Community that interests you!
  4. Complete the application questions
  5. Submit your application!


Due to high demand of residence learning community rooms, we advise that interested applicants apply by completing their residence application early. The final deadline is June 1, 2015.

Laurier Community Sites:   WLU  WLUSU  GSA  WLUSP 

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