Learning Communities

SSU LLC Students and Lifebridge

Learning communities offer the opportunity to share a small, dynamic group learning experience connecting two or more courses in an exploration of a common theme. Working together with specially selected Salem State University faculty in small learning teams, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a learning experience designed to help you discover personal strengths and talents. Each community is limited to 20 students. Registration in one section of a learning community requires registration in all sections of that learning community.    

Signing up for a learning community is easy. Make your selection by filling out the form below and emailing it to firstyear@salemstate.edu. You may also drop off the form directly to the First Year Experience (FYE) office located in Meier 100-A. Space is limited, so if you are interested, we encourage you to submit your materials early. You will be registered for the learning community courses prior to the registration period.  

For Students:

Learning Community descriptions for fall 2016 will be available in March 2016.
Learning Community registration form for fall 2016 will be available in March 2016.

To receive these documents in an alternate form, please email us at firstyear@salemstate.edu.
To submit the registration form, please save your completed form as a PDF and then email it as an attachment to firstyear@salemstate.edu.

Learn more about some of the amazing faculty who make our learning communities so unique by checking out learning community faculty biographies:


Previous Learning Community Offerings:
Fall 2015 [PDF]    
Fall 2014 [PDF]  
Spring 2014 [PDF]
Fall 2013 [PDF]

Fall 2012 [PDF]
Spring 2012 [PDF]
Fall 2011 [PDF]
Fall 2011 Addition [PDF]

Learning community students make an impact at Lifebridge in Salem, MA (The Boston Globe North).

Veterans learning community mentioned in "SSU 'ahead of it's time" (Salem Evening News)

For Faculty:

To learn more about teaching as part of a learning community or to access the learning community proposal form, please follow this link to the "Faculty Info" page.