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Learning Community Certificate of Professional Development 
All first year Learning Community students must attend the following session to stay on track with the four semester Certificate of Professional Development plan: 
"Taking Advantage of the Learning Community Experience"

Wednesday, February 24th  
6:00 p.m. 
Laurel Hall 102  
Upcoming Academic Achievement Center Workshops

Tuesday, 2/23/16 4:00 p.m.
168 Hours: Work, Play, Study 
Monday, 2/29/16 7:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, 3/2/16 5:00 p.m. 
Igniting your Motivation
Presented by: Monique Negron 
Wednesday, 3/2/16 7:00 p.m.  
Learning from Exam Performance

Monday, 3/7/16 7:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, 3/8/16 4:00 p.m. 
Just Breathe...Taming Your Stress  

Wednesday, 3/9/16 7:00 p.m. 
This Exam Just got REAL!

The AAC is also open for 
one-on-one academic coaching Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learning Community Showcase at the Admitted Student Open House
April 9th
10:30-2:00 p.m.
Email jennifer.murphy@uconn.edu if you would like to be involved in recruiting prospective first year students to join a LC next year!

Learning Community Spirit Week!
Sunday, April 10th-Saturday April 16th 
Connecticut Invention Convention
Volunteers needed for the 33rd Annual Connecticut Invention Convention !
Here are the ways you can help:
Tuesday, April 26th 4-7 p.m.
- Gift bag stuffing
Friday, April 29th 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Event Setup
Saturday, April 30th 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
- The Connecticut Invention Convention!

Sign up here
Student Life Awards 
Deadline for nominations:
February 26th!
February 2016
Learning Community Executive Council Applications



Applications are due by February 19th at 5 p.m.

Donate to the FYP&LC IGNITE Fund! 
Donating to the FYP&LC ignite fund will help provide innovative new programming such as: first year international opportunities, contemporary guest speakers, immersion learning, and service learning. We have a goal of $3800.00 with all of our proceeds going towards supporting the First Year Program & Learning Communities Fund.
Donate today!

NextGen Residence Hall

The NextGen Residence Hall will be home to 8 of our Learning Communities starting in Fall 2016!  


Learning Community Locations

New Learning Community Opening 
Fall 2016
ScHOLA2RS House is a Learning Community designed to support the scholastic efforts of male students  who identify as African American/Black through academic and social/emotional support, access to  research opportunities, and professional development. The intent of this Learning Community is to  increase the retention and persistence of students using educational and social experiences to enhance  their academic success at UConn and beyond in graduate and professional school placement. ScHOLA2RS  House will encourage involvement with the larger university community to foster peer and mentor  relationships and will actively engage students in inclusion efforts at UConn.
Keep us Posted on your Achievements!
The Learning Community Office wants to know about the wonderful accomplishments and awards that you are receiving. Please share your achievements in academics, research, leadership, and involvement with use by competing this form (link). You could be featured in this newsletter or on the LC website. You will also be entered in a drawing to win a prize.

February has been an eventful month so far, and we are only halfway through!  We have had snow days, below zero temperatures, and some Spring like weather.  Despite spending Valentine's Day in the record low temperatures, we should have an early Spring coming our way... Well at least according to Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that didn't see his shadow.  We have also kicked off a new Learning Community Instagram account this month. Are you following us?

We look forward to connecting you each month with updates in the Learning Community Program as well as providing you information about opportunities through these newsletters.  If there is anything you would like to see in the next newsletter, please email us at livelearn@uconn.edu.

The Learning Community Program Team
Melissa Foreman, Jennifer Murphy, & Kristen Glines

Office of First Year Programs & Learning Communities
Learning Community Program