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First-Year Learning Communities

The First-Year Learning Communities (FLC) Program in the Faculty of Arts & Science is designed to improve the transitional experience for first-year students. There is no cost to participate in a FLC and participation earns you a notation on your university transcript and co-curricular record!

Trinity College offers a First-Year Learning Community (FLC) for life sciences students. As a Trinity student you can apply to join this FLC, or you can join one of the many FLCs hosted by the Faculty of Arts & Science. For more information, make sure to check out the official FLC website.

What exactly is a FLC?

FLCs provide first-year students with the opportunity to meet classmates, develop friendships, form study groups, and develop academic and personal skills. FLCs also introduce students to the resources, opportunities, culture, and benefit of the campus and its surrounding community.

A FLC is a group of 24 to 30 students in the same area of study, who will be enrolled in some of the same core courses and will meet regularly outside of class time for useful and fun activities. The sessions are facilitated by an upper-year Peer Mentor and an Assistant Peer Mentor with the support of staff and/or faculty advisors. The content of FLC meetings will address three broad transition areas: academic, developmental and social. Some of the topics that may be covered in FLC meetings include: time management, study strategies, campus traditions and history, mastering tests and exams, choosing a program of study, and career exploration. There will also be recreational and social activities, and much more!