Learning Communities

Whether launching your college experience for the first-time or transferring from another institution, your transition to USD will be exhilarating and challenging. As a member of a learning community, you'll get the chance to connect to a network of faculty, peers, and administrators, experiencing the fullness of the University of San Diego.

Learning Communities enrich your introduction to USD in many ways. In your learning community, you will learn to recognize broad connections between different ways of problem solving, and learn to articulate the benefits of using multiple perspectives to identify solutions to today’s urgent challenges. Your learning community will help ease your academic and social transition to USD, expand your intellectual curiosity beyond the classroom, and establish an immediate sense of community with your faculty and fellow students.

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First-year student experience: Whether you join us and become a Cultivator, a Collaborator, an Advocate, an Illuminator, or an Innovator, your LLC theme is a way in which you can engage with Changemaking. 

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Transfer student experience: Built around the theme Engage, involvement in your TLC will ensure you have peak academic and social experiences while at USD. 

Integration Showcases

As part of the LLC/TLC experience, students are challenged to integrate concepts and ideas across multiple fields of study. Students complete an introductory integration experience by participating in The LLC/TLC Integration Showcases. This allows students the opportunity to demonstrate their interdisciplinary learning, reinforcing the inter-connectivity of knowledge and thereby promoting the value of the liberal arts.

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