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Learning Community

Serve together. Explore your passions. Learn more.

Our community is inclusive and active

Your Honors College experience is designed to be just that: yours. Gone are the days in high school when most days are planned already.  Instead, our community’s immersive and supportive environment provides a solid foundation from which you’ll learn how to utilize and protect your own time as you live, learn, and have fun together!

The Honors LLC provided a great environment for studying and making new friends. It helped me with my studies because the people on my floor had similar work to me. Also, the weekly emails let me know of events on campus that I may not have otherwise known about.

— Mason Honors College Student

Both on- and off- campus Honors College students participate in  learning community programs where they begin building long-lasting bonds. Field trips, enrichment workshops, and other opportunities complement interests and ideas introduced in the classroom. Recent experiences include 

  • dinner with two visiting Middle Eastern studies scholars to discuss U.S.-Iran-Iraq relations
  • a film screening and Q&A with an Emmy-award-winning filmmaker
  • a visit from a certified health coach for tips regarding healthy on-campus dining 
  • attending a play at the Kennedy Center with a local professional actor and Honors College professor


Typical learning community timeline

The Honors College invites both our on- and off- campus students to participate in our extra- and co-curricular programming. You don't have to live in the Honors College residence hall to participate in our Learning Community. Any Honors College student can take part in the Learning Community sponsored field trips, volunteer activities, and campus events.

BY MAY 1st: Submit your housing application and make your deposit
JUNE: Orientation and service project at Women Giving Back
AUG: Freshmen Move-In; Build-a-Burger after first week of classes
SEPT: Welcome2Mason activities; Serve on 9/11
OCT: Study for midterms in the study lounge and de-stress with snacks
DEC: Pancake breakfast in study lounge; apply for the Upper-level LLCs
JAN: Serve the local community on Martin Luther King Day
FEB: Apply to be a student leader on campus
MARCH: Serve during an alternative spring break
MAY: Perform well on your finals and enjoy more pancakes!