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Living-Learning Community

University College (UC) 

UC combines limitless opportunities in DC with the best elements of college life—meeting new people, residence hall living, studying with top-notch professors, and finding your passion. You join our largest living-learning community because you want to make the most of your first year. Whether meeting with experts, collaborating with another class, or visiting DC institutions, your Complex Problems professors and program leaders connect classroom and residential experiences to the real world.

Live 

UC students reside on six floors in Anderson Hall. Each floor has a theme inspired by a group of UC courses, which in turn inspires community events throughout the semester.

Learn 

UC courses are hand-picked Complex Problems seminars from the AU Core curriculum. The cohorts listed below have unique seminars within them - click through to read seminar descriptions for Fall 2018.

 
 

 

Join University College

Choose six seminars that interest you and fill out the form on your AU Portal. Enroll early to guarantee your space. Make the most of your first semester!

UC Builds Friendships

They're some of my best friends at AU.
UC builds community through small, intimate seminar classes. Students live together on the same floor in their residence hall and make close connections from the moment they arrive.

"I've made friends with some people in my UC class and they're some of my best friends at AU." - Grace Anderson

Oldest & Largest Living-Learning Community at AU

Anderson Hall Living

  • Newly renovated rooms and classrooms used exclusively by living-learning community students

  • Most UC courses are held in Anderson Hall - just steps away from your home

  • Participate in community events inspired by floor themes and develop a sense of belonging with your residence hall community

6 Floor Themes Guide UC Events and Conversations

Exciting Courses

  • Explore the DC metro area guided by Faculty and Program Leaders 

  • Acquire critical thinking skills and examine diverse perspectives on societal challenges

  • Connect with faculty who can serve as a resource throughout your time at AU

35 Complex Problems Seminars taught by top-notch Faculty

Connections

  • Connect classroom and community to the real world

  • "It was a cool experience, taking conversations out of class, and made me feel like a college student for the first time." - Former UC Student

  • Make friendships and connections that last