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Visit the University Housing website for further details on each learning/living option and how to apply! To access each learning community's website, simply click on the title box that corresponds to the LC you are interested in! 


Deadline for LCs
New First year Students: April 15, 2021
Second Year Students: January 29, 2021

Apply here:

Learning Community Flipbook

Housing contracts and space reservation fee 

Housing contracts are sent to your OSU email based upon when you paid your acceptance fee to the university. The university will notify you of your housing assignment in late July.

Deadline to submit contract and fee:
May 29, 2021

Please note: If you do not submit your contract and fee on time, you will not be eligible to participate in the learning communities.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Environmental and Natural Sciences Scholars (ENR Scholars)

The Environmental and Natural Resources Scholars is a community-based living experience for first and second year students in conservation, outdoor recreation, and service. ENR Scholars live in Morril Tower, take the Scholars Seminar during their freshman year, and engage in events and volunteer projects throughout Columbus. Other activities include backpacing trips, semester-long conservation themes, and Earth Month of Service. 

Contact: Brett Baughman |

Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Learning Community (FAES)

Students in their first or second year, with majors in The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, can be part of the FAES learning community. This learning community lives in Nosker House. These students may participate in workshops through the leadership center, engage in service projects, and attend off-campus trips. 

Contact: Sarah Williams |

W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Bobby Moser Food Security and Sustianability Learning Community (Kellogg-Moser)

If you have passions for food production, security, and safety, but also nutrition, wellness, hunger, food waste, and sustainable agriculture, then the Kellogg-Moser Learning Community is the right place for you! These students live in Houston House, take the FAES 1200 seminar during their first semester of college, conduct community service, and attend off-campus trips while getting to interact with world-renowned faculty who address food security issues! 

Contact: Sarah Williams |

Students Understanding Sustainability and Taking Action to Improve Nature and Society Learning Community (SUSTAINS)

The SUSTAINS Learning Community is a community-based living-learning environment housed in Scott House. This community focuses on sustainability, human interaction with the environment, and service. Students in SUSTAINS take a seminar course during their first semester of college and also participate in an annual profesional development trip, dinner and dialogue series with professionals and faculty on sustainability, and complete service projects!

Contact: Matt Griffin |