Michigan Learning Communities

When academics or personal interests intersect with the living environment, students grow and learning is enhanced. The University of Michigan offers a variety of residential living/learning programs that allow students with similar interests or goals to live and study together in community and to meet students from other countries, cultures and backgrounds.

Many of these Michigan Learning Communities are housed in the University‚Äôs residence halls and provide a smaller, more intimate environment for the exploration of a specific field of study. By thinking, studying, living and learning with others who share and understand their aspirations, students can maximize both their academic and personal experiences at Michigan. Each of the programs listed here is associated with a U-M academic department. Complete details can be found on each program's website. 

  • Global Scholars Program 
    The Global Scholars Program prepares sophomore, junior, and senior University of Michigan students to be interculturally competent global citizens, champions for meaningful change and innovative leaders of tomorrow.
  • Health Sciences Scholars Program
    For students interested in exploring a broad range of career opportunities in the health fields.
  • Honors Program 
    Offers special depth and academic challenge to highly motivated students in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.
  • Living Arts 
    Brings together students and faculty in engineering, architecture, the visual and performing arts and other fields to explore innovation, creativity and collaboration.
  • Lloyd Hall Scholars Program
    Students interested in writing and the arts can explore their creative passions through composition, the visual arts and cultural and social involvements.
  • Max Kade German Residence
    Sophomore, junior and senior students learn and practice German in an informal setting, attend cultural events and even travel to Berlin, Vienna, Munich or Hamburg.
  • Michigan Community Scholars Program
    For students with an interest in community service and a commitment to academic excellence, civic engagement, diversity, leadership and social justice.
  • Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars MRADS (formerly MRC)
    Offers first-year students all the benefits of a UROP research partnership with a faculty member in an area of their choosing, as well as a small, diverse and supportive residential community.
  • Residential College
    A small LSA four-year program that offers an engaging student community with an emphasis on languages, writing and the arts.
  • Women In Science and Engineering Residence Program 
    A community of students with academic and career interests in the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and health fields.

You may also be interested in exploring a residential theme community. Theme communities provide a way to live and connect with students who are at similar stages in their college life. 

For more information about residential and non-residential MLCs, visit the MLC website.

University Housing is a unit of Student Life, and an equal opportunity educator and employer.

For housing related questions, please contact University Housing.
Email: housing@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-3164