Learn Right Outside Your Doorstep

Meet and collaborate with mentors and peers where you live!

Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) let you learn, work on projects, and take in faculty presentations with your academic peers. And when it's time to unwind, enjoy group social events together, or step outside to immerse yourself in nature and explore.

Fall 2021 RLC Application Information

Welcome New Students! If you are interested in living in one or more of the Residential Learning Communities for Fall 2021, fill out an RLC application in the Housing Portal (accessed via HomerConnect). Applications for all new students are due Monday, June 7, 2021 by 12:00 PM (12noon).

Residential Learning Communities

The FIRST Place RLC is open to any student who identifies as first-generation regardless of class year.
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The HOME RLC is a community committed to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Honors & Innovation Scholars
The Honors & Innovation Scholars RLC offers numerous opportunities for enjoyment and enrichment.
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Outdoor Adventure
The Outdoor Adventure RLC will stimulate and challenge you to gain survival and outdoor adventure skills.
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Quiet Study
The Quiet Study community is designed for students who prefer a quiet environment where they can live and study.
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The STEM RLC is for first-year students whose Degree programs are in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
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The Substance-Free RLC provides new and returning students a community where students commit to living a Substance-Free lifestyle.
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The Transfer RLC provides a supportive and welcoming environment for students who are new to Ithaca College as transfers students.
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