"I met a couple of my good friends through the learning community and it was fun to be able to see them most of the week. The faculty are all so friendly and were very willing to help us in any way we needed."
"(Learning Communities) helped me to meet people and form lasting relationships. Naturally it was intimidating to go up and meet people during the first few weeks. The learning community helped me network."
"The faculty of a Learning Community work together; you won’t have three major projects due on the same day. Sometimes projects for one class extend to directly include topics from other classes, and the atmosphere is entirely focused on learning to be the best you can in all the courses."
"I just enjoy the opportunity of knowing my classmates and faculty on a more personal level."
"It is the best way to integrate students into the college. WE must learn to study in a way in which students teach themselves course material, and the Learning Community really helps that aspect."
"It has been nice because I get to know my classmates well and my professors well and I feel more comfortable approaching my professors with questions because there isn’t as much of a barrier between students and faculty."
"I believe first year students benefit greatly from Learning Communities because it helps them to adjust to the college lifestyle with a support group behind them every step of the way."
"My advisor was very helpful in helping me to keep organized with my classes and helped set a good plan for the future."
"To me, a learning community is a group of people who work together....these people help each other by giving advice about education, work, relationships, and life in general. They study together and become a very close group of individuals."
"Knowing that I was going into a learning community before I got to RIT made me feel less nervous and helped me to ease into college life."