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Learning Communities

What I liked most about the Freshman Seminar class was…

“How I actually knew people and my instructor. The overall class involvement made me feel more comfortable and relaxed.

”It guided me on how to be successful in college. I loved this course.”

“It was a very open class and I never felt uncomfortable to ask a question if I didn’t understand.”

“Writing essays, it helped me out. I didn’t like writing but now I enjoy expressing myself on paper.”

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As students prepare to enter college, freshman have several concerns, such as getting good grades and making new friends. The University of Texas at San Antonio has entrusted the Learning Communities with the responsibility of assisting students with these matters by providing them with a bridge between the two worlds of high school and college.

We believe that freshman who participate in a first year programs like the Learning Communities are better equipped to build important relationships that bond them to their campus. A Learning Community is a group of students who share common interests and majors. During the fall semester, students are enrolled 2 or 3 core curriculum classes together and actively engage in collaborative learning.

The Freshman Seminar courses we offer provide students with a deeper understanding of college life while introducing strategies that will support their social and academic success. Students who join a Learning Community are starting their collegiate journey on the right path!

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The mission of the Learning Communities is to cultivate an environment where students can learn and apply the academic skills and knowledge critical to their success in college. We create opportunities where students can develop a sense of belonging and connection with the greater university community.


  1. To foster a sense of community by assisting students in developing positive relationship with peers, instructors, staff and campus resources.
  2. To assist in the development of strategies and attitudes to maximize academic success.
  3. To promote personal and intellectual development through engaging opportunities.
  4. To cultivate awareness, appreciation, respect and understanding of diversity.