Forestry Learning Community

The Forestry “Tree House” Residential Learning Community is open to students majoring in Forestry.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) allow you to live with other students sharing the same academic major or special interest. As an RLC member, you have the opportunity to attend social and academic programs with other students, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor who shares your major or interest area.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) are located in one of 10 Freshmen Connection Halls and participants are eligible for priority room selection. Additional information regarding room and roommate selection will be sent to student NAU email accounts if you are accepted into the RLC.

Join this group if you want to:

  • participate in-hall programs specific to current trends in Forestry
  • increased opportunities to interact with other forestry students and faculty members
  • have access to trained staff with academic advising and career development knowledge specific to forestry majors
  • meet other students in the forestry program
  • find people to study with

Priority enrollment

Seats in certain high-demand, major-based classes will be reserved for Forestry "Tree House" Learning Community residents. Your adviser will help you enroll in these courses. Visit Priority Enrollment to find out more about enrollment and advising.

Seats will be reserved in:

Fall semester:

  • FOR 101 – Forestry Introduction: introduces students to the subject areas and career opportunities in forestry. Students will get exposure to the sub-disciplines of forestry through our Forestry Certificates, as well as meet other faculty, and get their first look at our 50,000 acre Centennial Forest during several field trips.
  • ENG 105 – Critical Reading and Writing in the University Community: covers the writing skills needed for completing university coursework.
Spring semester:
  • FOR 215: An overview of and training in types of writing expected of students in the professional forestry program: technical synthesis papers, laboratory reports, memos, professional opinion pieces, and management plans. Letter grade only.
  • FOR 218: The Professional Development course is designed to foster professional development in forestry majors while preparing them for the job search. Students will evaluate their current skill set, and identify skills that may be absent but necessary to attain during undergraduate studies via paid work experience, volunteer work, and coursework. Students learn how to complete a succinct, professional résumé, a cover letter, and list of references, and will gain interview experience by meeting with local employers in a mock interview setting. Letter grade only.