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First-Year Learning Communities help bring students together to develop a sense of community as they attend classes, study, and participate in various activities and events with their community. Students enrolled in a FYLC will take two or three courses together, including a Gateway to College Learning class that has a focus in the topic of the FYLC. Through these linked courses and linked experiences, students will be a part of a close community exploring the FYLC topic and their first-year together. Content from these linked interdisciplinary courses will be integrated throughout the FYLC creating a deeper understanding of the content that has resulted in proven success through higher course completion and GPAs.

Join a First-Year Learning Community at OU!

Pre-enroll in an FYLC by following the steps below: 

  1. Review the First Year Learning Communities listed below. You can find FYLCs based on your intended major, interests, or courses.
  2. Rank your top two to three choices and send an e-mail to including:
                · Your Sooner ID # (112- or 113-)
                · Your major(s) or the major you are considering 
                · Your list of First-Year Learning Communities in the order you prefer
  3. Within a week, you will receive an e-mail from the FYLC advisor confirming your pre-enrollment in your First-Year Learning Community.  You will be advised and enroll in your remaining courses during your scheduled visit to campus for New Sooner Orientation.

Fall 2019 First-Year Learning Communities