Outdoor Recreation Learning Community
The Outdoor Recreation Residential Learning Community is open to students in any major with a preference to those students in the Parks and Recreation Management major.
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.
Working in consultation with Outdoor Adventures, you will develop
a sense of place in northern Arizona through outdoor recreation and experiential
This sense of place is achieved not only by visiting
beautiful landscapes of the southwest, but also studying the concepts of Leave
No Trace Outdoor Ethics and the natural/cultural history of the Coconino
In order to balance the needs of the community, small-scale
programs for the group (like faculty dinners, the on-campus Challenge Course,
informal advising programs) will be offered that will have minimal or no fees
associated with them.
Students interested in participating in large-scale programs
coordinated by the learning community that require equipment rental or
purchase, transportation, and logistics (like trained facilitators), will incur
Seats in certain high-demand classes will be reserved for
freshman in Learning Communities. 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:
- FS 141 – Adventure and
Wildlands: the purpose of this seminar is to investigate
adventure and the landscape of adventure. It will begin with an overview of
adventure and the people who have ventured out on the edge and then will move
into the areas where adventure occurs with an emphasis on the United States.
The Seminar will include a variety of educational activities: lecture,
discussion, classroom activities, and required field experiences.