Santa Clara University

Residential Learning Communities

RLC Courses

During your freshman year you’ll take at least two courses with other members of your RLC. Soon enough, you’ll be taking interesting conversations beyond the classroom and back to your RLC. 

You’ll discover study groups forming more quickly and easily, and in no time you will get to know other students in ways that go beyond just sitting next to them in class.

If you’re like most students, you’ll want to take more courses linked to your RLC… and you’ll have that chance. 

Every quarter, even in your senior year, you will be able to choose from a selection of courses linked to your RLC.

So, which courses qualify as RLC-linked courses? 

Most of the freshmen courses are Critical Thinking and Writing sequences, Cultures and Ideas sequences, and Religious Studies courses – all part of the Core Curriculum.

Many of the RLC-linked courses that sophomores, juniors, and seniors take are chosen according to the requests of students, so you will always have great choices for RLC courses.


RLC Contact Information

Residential Learning Communities
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Benson Memorial Center, Room 213

Phone: 408-554-4366
FAX: 408-554-4935

Director: Prof. Phil Kesten
Phone: 408-554-4311
Fax: 408-554-6965

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