Advantages of Joining a Learning Community


Learning Community students often say they found their best friends in the Learning Community.  As a part of a learning community, you'll be with people who are also transfer students and may share similar interests.  Learning community members tend to make friendships that last as they learn, dream, and discover college life together. 

Faculty Interaction

Get to know faculty outside of the classroom, an opportunity not all students have.  Faculty members from the Library and other areas of campus will be involved with the learning community. It might be a shared meal, a game night or more!  Many faculty members excited about what learning communities are doing on our campus!


There is life outside of the classroom--and your learning community will help you make the most of it! The Learning Community Team, fellow students, and faculty you meet through the community will help you find ways to get involved in student organizations, academic clubs and the Greater Mankato community.

Sure Success

By sharing experiences, you have a built-in support system to help you start your time at Minnesota State Mankato the right way and have a great year! Through participation students have proven to have higher grade-point averages, have more meaningful interactions with faculty, get involved in campus activities and events and have a greater satisfaction with your overall college experience.