The University of Tennessee offers seven “learning community” options for freshman students. Each community has a specific focus and each provides distinctive opportunities to connect with classmates, develop valuable skills, become involved in campus life, and ultimately enjoy success as a UT student.
If you are interested in applying to join a learning community, you will need to submit a separate request form in addition to your University Housing contract. Please contact University Housing at (865) 974-1421 for application information. Visit University Housing’s Learning Community page for more information.
UT's Learning Communities
The Baker Center Community
Open enrollment for all students interested in domestic or foreign public policy.
The CASNR Community
Open to students enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR).
The Design Community
Open to students who have been admitted to the College of Architecture and Design.
The engage Community
Available to students admitted to the College of Engineering.
The Entrepreneurship LLC Community
Open to all first-year students with interests in business development.
The Honors Community
Open to students admitted to the Chancellor’s Honors Program.
The Leadership Community
Open enrollment for all students interested in learning more about leadership.
The VENTURE Community
Open to first-year business students.
» How do I apply for a Learning Community?
Each living community requires a separate registration form in addition to the University Housing contract. For information and registration forms, contact University Housing at (865) 974-1421, by email at email@example.com.
You may also visit University Housing's learning communities website for more information.
» Morrill Hall
The Baker Center, CASNR, Engage, Design, Honors, and Leadership communities are housed in Morrill Hall.
Morrill houses 746 students in suite style rooms. Rooms are arranged in two bedroom suites with four occupants.
» Hess Hall
The VENTURE community for first-year business students is housed in Hess Hall.
Hess houses 957 students in traditional residence hall style with double occupancy rooms and community bathrooms on each floor.