Students who are not participants in the Regents' Scholarship program or one of the LAUNCH: Learning Communities or the Office for Student Success First-Generation Learning Communities based on receipt of a specific scholarship generally do not live in First Year Eats.
Students in this situation may voluntarily request to join a learning community, but spaces are not always available. Joining a learning community should not be done simply to gain access to the residence hall.
Students requesting placement in a learning community commit to completing all requirements of the learning community through the end of the freshman year without the benefit of receiving the associated scholarship. At a minimum this includes registering for the learning community course(s), participating in learning community events, meeting with a peer mentor and/or staff member each semester. Participating as a volunteer in a learning community may also include completing community service hours, tutoring or study group hours, meeting with an academic advisor, or meeting with a faculty member. Joining a learning community should not be done simply to gain access to the residence hall.
Admission to the learning community is solely at the discretion of the learning community's program coordinator and will not be granted without a compelling reason because this is a true year-long commitment. Please note: some learning communities cannot accept non-scholarship participants because of the way that they are funded.
If you wish to pursue participation in a LAUNCH Learning Community but are not a scholarship recipient or first-generation student, please send your request to email@example.com for consideration before May 1 and complete the First Year Eats WANT LLP form
before May 1.