Office of Student Life

Living-Learning Communities

A Living-Learning Community is a group of students who live together on a residence hall floor with common major, career and/or personal interests. Through partnerships with a variety of academic departments, faculty and staff, students have exclusive access to activities that tie directly into their academic success at Ohio State.

Each Living-Learning Community is unique in the goals and events offered, but all have:

  • Direct connection to the classroom experience
  • Intentional events and opportunities for participants
  • Dedicated staff members to ensure the success of the students within the community

According to a recent survey of residence hall students, those who live in Living-Learning Communities were more likely to indicate:

  • Thinking about career goals and life after graduation
  • Exploring new learning experiences (study abroad, service, research, internships, etc.)
  • Feeling connected to Ohio State
  • Learning about academic resources
  • Talking about things learned in class within their residence hall

Hear more about what our students and partners say about being in a Living-Learning Community:

For more information, please explore specific Living-Learning Community websites below.

New to Ohio State for 2024-2025?

Please complete the Living-Learning Community Application which is due April 15, 2024 for incoming first-year students. Applications are available at the Living-Learning Community Application.

Current Students (Including Regional Campus Students changing to Columbus)

Rising second-year students who plan to live on-campus in Columbus for the 2023-2024 school year should complete the Living-Learning Community Application by February 12, 2024.

Completing this application does not guarantee housing in an Ohio State Residence Hall or specific room type. You must submit your housing conrtact or reselection form by the Housing and Residence Education deadline in order to secure housing at Ohio State's Columbus Campus. All students in living-learning communities are required to reside in a space within the living-learning community and with other living-learning community participants. Change of campus students must also contact Housing and Residence Education no later than February 1, 2024 at 614-292-8266 or to ensure they are included in the reselection process and eligible for a Learning Community.

Additional information about timelines, Living-Learning Community specific details and eligibilty requirements are available on the individual pages below.

Residential Living-Learning Communities on the Columbus Campus:

Alumnae Scholarship Housing (ASH)

Business Honors Living-Learning Community

Exploration Living-Learning Community

Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Living-Learning Community

Future Health Professionals Living-Learning Community

Global Business Living-Learning Community

International House Living-Learning Community

John Glenn Civic Leadership Community

Kellogg-Moser Food Security and Sustainability Living-Learning Community

Living-Learning Community for Engineers, Architects, and Planners (LEAP)

Morrill Scholars Program Living-Learning Community

Pharmacy Living-Learning Community

Stadium Scholarship Housing (SSP)

SUSTAINS Living-Learning Community