Health Connection Learning Community

Space in Laurel Hall has been added to the residence hall options for students participating in the community!
Laurel Hall, which opened in 2015, is a suite-style housing option in South Village for freshmen. Laurel offers a variety of suite layouts that gives residents the opportunity to share living and bathroom space. Laurel features a classroom, gaming area, community lounges, community kitchens and central laundry facilities on each floor.
Virtual Tour of Laurel Hall


If you are a first-year student at UNC Charlotte pursuing a major in Nursing, Exercise Science, Social Work, Public Health, or Health Systems Management and are interested in applying to the Health Connection Learning Community please click on the following links to apply and to answer a brief survey. Both application and survey must be completed for full consideration. Thank you.

Please click here to apply:  Health Connection Learning Community

Please click here to complete the survey: Survey Link 

The Health Connection Learning Community (HCLC) is a residential learning community for students pursuing a major in Nursing, Social Work, Exercise Science, Public Health, or Health Systems Management. First-year pre-majors are admitted to the Learning Community in the fall of each year and commit to participation with the community for one full academic (fall & spring semesters) year.

Students take classes together, participate in community service and learn together to enhance their understanding of different healthcare and social service disciplines, as well as to increase their communication, leadership, and teamwork skills so they can function successfully in these settings.

Students live together in the same residence hall, Scott Hall, a freshman only tower building located in South Village. Scott Hall is designed with 2 person rooms. Students will be required to live in the designated residence hall for the entirety of the fall and spring semesters of their commitment to the HCLC and receive individual academic advising, as well as faculty support for registration and progression throughout their first year.

Our goal is to provide collaborative teaching services to better prepare each student for possible entry into a variety of campus community resources. 


Experiencing the benefits of small college life through the establishment of close personal relationships with faculty in your own major while enjoying the excitement of a major university are only a few of the reasons to join our learning community. Other benefits offered include: assistance with the transition from high school and acclimation to college life, weekly contact with your academic advisor, the establishment of lifelong friendships with other students in your major, the opportunity to explore and understand diverse cultures and perspectives, assistance with course registration and a connection with on-site tutors and peer mentors.

"I was very afraid that college was not for me at first. Once I started getting used to classes and seeing my same small group every day that has issues similar to me, I felt normal." - Social Work Female

"As a member of the learning community, I had the opportunity to live with others that had similar majors as me which helped on the academic side of college. I never had a class by myself and always had automatic study groups." - Pre-Nursing Female

"It would have taken me longer to adjust to UNCC if it were not for the Learning Community. Our class was the closest out of all my classes. We got very comfortable around one another and it was so much fun." Pre-Kinesiology Male


Students will participate in a minimum of 12 hours of service learning in both the fall and spring semesters. Service learning hours will center on agencies or projects that fall within the scope of Health and Human services.


During the Fall and Spring semesters, students will take a total of three classes together. In the fall, students enrolled in the Health Connection Learning Community will take HAHS 1101 (Prospect for Success), a Social Sciences course (SOCY or ANTH 1101), and LBST 2214 (Health and Quality of Life) in addition to their major courses.


Tracy L. Bonoffski

Health Connections Learning Community Faculty Coordinator (effective July 8, 2021)

Belk 215


Please click here to apply:  Health Connection Learning Community

Please click here to complete the survey: Survey Link