Seaver College Learning Communities

Joining any first-year learning community is an important step in your LMU Seaver College experience. Learning communities bring together a small group of students that share common academic and co-curricular experiences, organized around a common theme. Students in Seaver’s learning communities say the learning communities helped with a smoother transition to college, with making new friends, with developing stronger academic confidence, with boosting academic performance and more.

Seaver College offers five learning communities for first-year science and engineering students to immerse themselves in campus life alongside peers pursuing the same academic goals. 

Learning Communities:

  • ACCESS: A Community Committed to Excellence in Scientific Scholarship
  • Google CSSI: Google's Computer Science Summer Institute Extension Program
  • iSTEM Community: interdisciplinary Seaver Transition, Engagement and Mentoring in STEM

Living-learning Communities (all will transition to remote learning communities for Fall 2020):

  • LEAP: Life Science Early Awareness Program for science majors
  • PEEC: Program for an Engineering Education Community for engineering majors

Find the application in the Future Lions student portal.

See how LMU freshmen got a three-week jump start in science and research skills, including a field trip to Catalina Island where they swam with sharks (harmless ones) and came back to tell the story. It was all part of the Seaver College ACCESS program.
Watch how first year students got a three-week jump start in science and research skills, including a field trip to Catalina Island in this video.
CSSI Participant coding on his computer
Watch students and faculty in this video as they dive into three weeks of rigorous instruction, lab work, project development and community building.