Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences LC

  • Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences LC
    Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences LC
  • CFAES LC students bonding
    CFAES LC students bonding
  • CFAES LC seminar
    CFAES LC seminar

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The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is dedicated to providing a unique and exciting opportunity for students interested in food, agricultural or environmental resources majors within the college. The Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Learning Community was the first Learning Community at Ohio State and still embraces those rich Ohio State traditions.

Students in the FAES Learning Community will learn the importance of the college’s core values (discovery, lifelong learning, science-based knowledge, academic freedom, civility, professionalism and diversity) and how they can integrate them into their college career and beyond. The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Learning Community focuses on helping participants become successful students and future professionals through an approach which emphasizes: practical experiences, mentorship, academic achievement and leadership development.

The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Learning Community is for students whose majors are in food, agricultural and/or environmental sciences and who seek to enhance their leadership, communication and teamwork skills.

Learning Community Goals

  • Learn about teaching, research and outreach opportunities available during college and beyond
  • Enhance learning experiences by providing opportunities to learn from world-renowned faculty experts at Ohio State
  • Access to college academic advisor for easy help with scheduling
  • Gain leadership skills through College directed leadership events such as the CFAES Career Expo
  • Develop other soft skills, such as communication, problem solving, self-management, teamwork and professionalism in order to interact with peers, faculty, staff, community and industry representatives.

Learning Community Highlights

  • Interact with world-renowned faculty and staff on research and outreach opportunities.
  • Extent professional networks by interacting with industry represetnative who are CFAES alumni.
  • Off-campus trips to visit industry professionals.
  • Weekly advising hours in the residence hall.
  • Connections to on-campus professional staff to support their personal wellness and develop inclusive skills sets.
  • Ability to interact with ATI students through collaborative activities.

How to Apply (New First-Year Students)

  • Students interested in being a member of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences  Learning Community should complete the Learning Community Application by April 15, 2021. 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. 
  • Housing Contracts are sent to your Ohio State email account based upon your paid acceptance to the University beginning in March.
  • Please make sure your contract and space reservation fee are received no later than May 29, 2021 in order to ensure your eligibility to participate in a Learning Community. 
  • On your contract, please make sure you select North Campus as your requested area of residence.
  • 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.

How to Apply (Current Students)

  • Current Ohio State students who will be be in their second year during the 2021-2022 school year and are interested in joining or returning to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Learning Community should complete the Learning Community Application no later than Februay 1, 2021. Completing this application does not guarantee housing in an Ohio State Residence Hall or a specific room type.  You must submit your reselection form by the University Housing deadline in order to participate.  Your housing reselection information will arrive at your Ohio State email account at a later date. 
  • 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.
  • Change of campus students should apply through this (the current student) application and must also contact Housing Assignments no later than February 10, 2021 at 614-292-8266 or housing@osu.edu to ensure they are included in the reselection process and eligible for Learning Community participation.

Note: Students interested in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Learning Community can also be in STEP. For more information about the STEP program, please visit step.osu.edu.

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