First-Year Learning Communities

Student Fair
Students on ropes course
Students doing yoga on the beach
students doing research project in swimming pool

First-Year Learning Communities at UNCW

UNCW offers many curricular and co-curricular opportunities for all students to enrich their college experience. To help with the transition to college, many students decide to participate in one of our many First-Year Learning Communities.

Our LC Application for fall 2017 is currently open! Priority Deadline is May 1st, 2017:APPLY TODAY!

The Honors College will require a separate application.

Adventure LLC

Adventure Recreation

Student teacher with school children


Cornerstone LLC students at Fort Fisher


students and faculty on farm

Leadership and Service (LEAD)

Students from Hollywood East Learning Community filming a scene

Hollywood East

STEM group outdoors

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)

nursing student works in simulation lab


students working in science lab

PULSE Pre-Health

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