Hotel and Restaurant Management Learning Community

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Participation in the Hotel and Restaurant Management Residential Learning Community will introduce you and other RLC members to the hospitality industry. You will benefit from interactions with professors from the School of Hotel & Restaurant Management (SHRM) through shared dinners in which you can learn more about their field of study. Information about how to enhance your resume in the hospitality industry and gain real world experience will also be presented. Plus the opportunity to discuss your future academic plans and career options with experts in your field are also available.

What is a Residential Learning Community?
It is an awesome opportunity to live in a freshman hall with other students (20-30) who share your academic major or interests. You will be able to attend social and academic programs together, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor (student) who shares your major or career path.
What are Common Courses?

By participating in the Residential Learning Community program you benefit from taking one or two classes with others in your community. These “courses in common” allow you to attend class with other RLC members and form study groups around those classes. For this RLC, those courses include:

Fall semester:

  • HA 100 – Introduction to the Hospitality: Industry: This course introduces students to the hospitality industry through a look at its history.
  • ISM 120 – Introduction to Computer Information Systems: This course introduces computer and information systems, including the development and hands-on use of applications designed for communications, decision support, and database management.
Why do I want to participate in an RLC?
Over and over again, we hear from our RLC students that being a part of the RLC program helped them find future friends and experience a smoother transition to college their freshmen year. By participating in an RLC, you will learn about campus resources and become more involved in your university experience. And this involvement has consistently led to RLC students remaining at the university in greater numbers, and more RLC students successfully graduating from the university.
How do I sign up?
Simply select your preferred Residential Learning Community on your online housing application. If you qualify for and are selected to participate in that RLC, we will assist you by placing you within the RLC of your choice in a freshman hall, and matching you with a roommate within that same RLC. That’s it! You can relax knowing your housing space and roommate selection are being taken care of for you.