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First-Year Learning Communities

Helping Students Succeed Together

The first year of college can be overwhelming. The First-Year Learning Communities program helps make the transition to college easier by making sure that you have a positive support system. First-Year Learning Communities is open to all first-time students at Weber State. Special perks to participating in the First-Year Learning Communities program include easy first-time registration, connecting with students within your major and area of interest early on, and specific support available only to First-Year Learning Communities students. Learn more by exploring below!

First-Year Learning Communities Includes


Specially Designed Learning Communities

Learning Communities will have all first-time students and highly trained professors who teach class in a smaller group setting instead of a large lecture.

More about Learning Communities


Each Learning Community will have a mentor/tutor who will facilitate course activities, study sessions, and provide general academic and transition support to students.


Events &
Co-curricular Activities

Invitations to activities and social events specific to your Learning Community, as well as campus-wide activities and events where you can attend with friends.

Learning Communities Offered

  • Major Class: Fills a requirement for your major.
  • Gateway Class: Fills a core requirement for your degree. By taking this class early, will make it more likely to graduate on time.
  • Other: Typically taken with your major class. Carefully considered to be included in the Learning Communities by advisors and leaders within your area of study.
  • Additional: Required or additional courses in the Learning Communities that are suggested by the advisors and leaders of your area of study. These are non-required additional courses but can contribute to the number of credit hours that you will need to be considered a full-time student. 


Register for First-Year Learning Communities  Meet With Your Advisor