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Housing RLC

Residential students in shared interest living communities experience:

  • Higher grades and higher graduation rates than their peers.
  • Higher levels of connectivity to academic support including faculty, academic coaches and services (i.e. writing and tutor center).
  • Increased student engagement with the campus and closer collaboration amongst peers.

All eligible deposited students will receive an email with how to register.
Questions regarding the Residential Learning Community can be submitted by clicking on the respective name below:

Criminal Justice - Police 4+1

For students enrolled in our police concentration, this opportunity can be particularly valuable. The concentration is exceptionally rigorous, and meeting its academic, developmental, and physical requirements will require the support of your fellow students. The community is supported through academic coaches, residential programming and engagement with campus partners. In addition, all students enrolled in the police concentration must follow the code of conduct for the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC). The accountability to this code of conduct is supported within the community’s shared residential environment.

Health Sciences

We have created a new Health Sciences Residential Learning Community (RLC). The community is focused on majors that prepare students to advance human health performance, care for people and serve our communities. Social, academic and healthy living programming will be integrated into the experience. A faculty coordinator and Resident Assistants in similar academic fields of study, will work to help you succeed across all areas of the university experience.

This program is open to the following majors:

  • Environmental Public Health
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Nursing

Honors Program

The Honors, RLC is an opportunity for first-year and second-year students to have an intentional residential community integrated with their academic courses. The experience is structured to provide mentorship through the community.  In addition, there are several programming opportunities for outside the classroom engagement with faculty. Community members live in a suite-style facility with accessible private study rooms to support tutoring and studying, group project work, and supplemental instructions.

Students who are invited to this community have been accepted into the Fitchburg State Honors Program.


A Theme Housing Community (THC) is an opportunity for incoming freshmen with shared interest and commonalities to live together in a designated area of a residence hall. Programming for this intentional community is collaborative to ensure an integration between the learning and living.

Students who are invited into this community are from the following majors:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Geographic Sciences
  • Industrial Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Psychological Science