Michigan Learning Communities

The University of Michigan offers a variety of residential living/learning programs that allow students with similar academic interests or goals to live, study, and take courses together in a community and to meet students from other countries, cultures, and backgrounds. The Michigan Learning Communities are housed in the University’s residence halls and provide a smaller, more intimate environment for student exploration. By taking courses, studying, living and learning with others who share and understand their aspirations, students can maximize both their academic and personal experiences at Michigan. Each learning community offers a required course or selection of courses, taken for academic credit, that focus on the core content of the program’s mission and has professional staff and faculty, often located in the residence hall.

There are 10 residential Michigan Learning Communities across campus.

  • 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
    Love being creative? Students with diverse academic interests pursue and develop their creative passions in this community dedicated to writing and the arts.
  • 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
    The Residential College (RC)is a four-year interdisciplinary liberal arts program that engages its students in a creative exploration of the humanities, the social and natural sciences, intensive foreign language study, and the visual and performing 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