Residential Learning Programs (formerly Living-Learning Communities)

Carolina’s Residential Learning Programs (formerly Living-Learning Communities) give students a unique, inclusive residential learning experience that connects classroom learning with residence life. Students enjoy all the usual advantages of living on campus in a residence hall, with the added benefit of living among a group that shares academic goals and interests.

Through student, faculty and staff partnerships, and educational and cultural programs, active involvement in a Residential Learning Program allows you to broaden your perspectives and understanding of the world around you. This holistic approach complements classroom experiences and lays the foundation for you to become better prepared to succeed in life beyond college.

For questions about a specific Residential Learning Program or your application status, please contact the Community Director for the RLP. For general questions, please email livinglearning@unc.edu.


RLP Description
Chinese House Chinese House The mission of the Chinese House Residential Learning Program is to offer UNC students the opportunity to pursue their interests in a foreign language and culture beyond the classroom. By pursuing these interests and promoting similar interest in other students, they will help foster a spirit of...
Service & Leadership Service & Leadership The Service & Leadership Residential Learning Program (S&L) is an initiative of the Department of Housing and Residential Education at UNC-Chapel Hill in partnership with APPLES and Carolina Leadership Development. We strive to promote a vibrant community of socially conscious...
Spanish House Spanish House Brief Overview: La Casa is a community of students dedicated to improving the Spanish language skills and exploring the Latina/o culture. To that end, we challenge each other to maintain an environment of immersion and cooperative learning.  Community members attend social, cultural and...
Substance-Free Environments Sub-Free The goal of this Residential Learning Program is to promote a holistic view of health and reach beyond the traditional view of substance-free living. The experiences offered in this community facilitate healthier lifestyles in all facets of your wellbeing not only here at Carolina but also...
Sustainability Sustainability Welcome to the Sustainability Residential Learning Program! Our community is committed to exploring the concept of sustainability and engaging in sustainable service.  Brief Overview: While sustainability has its roots in the environmental movement, we examine sustainability as a concept in...
SYNC: Sophomore Year Navigating Carolina SYNC SYNC will focus on the development of sophomore students–both traditional students and transfers–in three areas: academic enrichment, career exploration, and leadership development. Through structured partnerships with the Office of Undergraduate Education, Academic Advising, Career Services, The...
Transfer United Transfer United logo What is Transfer United? Transfer United (TU) is a collaborative effort designed to promote your seamless transition as a junior transfer student to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. By encouraging success in academics, wellness and engagement, the program will help you establish a...
UNITAS UNITAS UNITAS is a living-learning community dedicated to building community, tolerance and understanding among individuals of diverse backgrounds and spreading these values throughout the larger community.   Brief Overview: UNITAS is based on sociocultural diversity and is committed to helping...
WELL: Women Experiencing Learning & Leadership WELL Logo W.E.L.L. aims to provide a connected living experience in which residents foster strong interpersonal relationships, a proud investment in community, shared strength and appreciation of their gender-expression, and a commitment to both intellectual engagement and their individual contribution to...