Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

First Year Collegian Learning Community

  • First Year Collegian Learning Community
    First Year Collegian Learning Community
  • FYC students
    FYC students
  • FYC students making candy apples
    FYC students making candy apples
  • FYC students at a pumpkin patch
    FYC students at a pumpkin patch
  • Visiting Wild Lights at the Columbus Zoo.
    Visiting Wild Lights at the Columbus Zoo.


Do you want to know what it takes to be a leader? Are you others-oriented? Are you ready to discover who you are and what you stand for? The First Year Collegian Learning community would be the perfect fit for you as you begin your Ohio State experience.

The First Year Collegian Learning Community will help you form meaningful connections to the university community and find your niche at Ohio State. This learning community centers around three values: leadership, service and personal growth.

"Being in First Year Collegian has really helped me appreciate Ohio State on a deeper level through all of the friends I've made and service projects we've taken part in. I would recommend First Year Collegian to anyone with a passion for self-reflection and self-growth, and for helping others and making an impact in the community."

                                                                                                  -Grace Calhoun

 Learning Community Highlights

  • Opportunities to get to know the Ohio State campus with other first-year students.
  • Exposure to services and personal exploration within the university communtiy and off-campus area.
  • Regular community meetings led by hall staff and students focused on leadership development and current issues.

LC Application and Housing Due Dates for Incoming First-Year Students

  • A submitted Learning Community Application is due by April 15, 2022. No late applications will be accepted. You do not have to wait until you are accepted to Ohio State and/or receive your housing contract to apply. 
  • Students will receive an update on their application status by April 29, 2022.
  • Please make sure your contract and space reservation fee are received no later than May 27, 2022 in order to ensure your eligibility to participate in a Learning Community. Housing Contracts are sent to your Ohio State email account based upon your paid acceptance to the University beginning in March.

Please note that all students in Learning Communities are required to reside in a space within the Learning Community and live with other Learning Community participants. Learning Community students may only request roommates accepted into the same LC.

Screen Reader Accessibility Note

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