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Learning Communities

UT Arlington's Learning Communities are all housed on campus in Arlington, Kalpana Chawla (KC), and Vandergriff residence halls. General learning communities serve as a geographic boundary within the halls where like-minded majors can live together, attend major- or interest-oriented programming and rely on one another for academic and social support.

For example, engineering and architecture majors can occupy the same area of KC Hall. We call that area a Learning Community. Any learning community can serve as the home to several Freshmen Interest Groups or (FIGs). To join a general learning community, apply for campus housing and indicate a preference for Arlington, KC, or Vandergriff and your learning community.

It's never too early to begin thinking about your future at UT Arlington. Remember, Learning Communities are open to everyone, not just freshmen. The Learning Communities are located as follows:

  • Arlington Hall
    • Business Incorporated
    • Designing the 21st Century
    • Healthy Lifestyles
  • KC Hall
    • Engineering Your Future
    • Science and Discovery
  • Vandergriff Hall
    • Honors
    • Arts & Society

Not sure which FIG group or Learning Community is right for you?  Look up your major using the chart in the highlighted link and find out what group will fit your major the best. 

Do I have to live in a residence hall to be in a Learning Community?
Yes, currently all of the Maverick Scholar Learning Communities are housed in residence halls.

Kalpana Chawla Hall



Called KC Hall by its residents, Kalpana Chawla Hall is a lively co-educational residential facility that houses 419 students in a variety of educationally themed learning communities. Built in 2004, KC Hall combines a strong commitment to academic excellence with an equally strong devotion to providing a fun and active environment.

Kalpana Chawla Hall