Apply to a Residential Learning Program

How to Apply

To apply to live in a Residential Learning Program (RLP), you will need to submit:

1) A Housing Application/Contract through, AND

2) A Residential Learning Program Application, which is also available at The RLP application consists of a few questions that help us understand why you are interested in the Residential Learning Program.

RLP Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled.

Deadlines and Notification Dates:

New Students

  • If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student (ie, you have not yet arrived on campus), you are eligible to apply for a Residential Learning Program as soon as your admission reply form and enrollment deposit are received and processed.
  • Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled, so it's best to submit your RLP Application as soon as you know you are interested in joining one. The application will close May 15. You should expect to receive notification of your status within 3-4 weeks of your application. Accept/decline decisions are due one week from your acceptance date.

Current Students

  • If you are a current student (i.e., you are currently taking classes), you can apply beginning in October to live in a Residential Learning Program next year. Spaces are filled on a rolling basis as applications are received, so apply early! The final deadline to apply is November 27, 2016.
  • You are advised to also participate in the Housing Selection Process to select a backup housing assignment while your RLP application is pending.

Already living in an RLP?

  • If you currently live in a Residential Learning Program and you wish to return next year (or switch to another RLP), you will follow the same instructions as Current Students. There is not a different process for returners.

How likely is it that I will be accepted?

  • The number of spaces reserved for a RLP fluctuates from year to year based on demonstrated interest, so we encourage everyone who is interested in a RLP to apply. The application review process is intended to identify the students who will most actively participate in the program and add value to the experience.


  • Questions about your RLP application should be directed to the Community Director (CD) who manages the community where the RLP is housed. Find a Community Director