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Welcome to the Ramapo College First Year Learning Community (FLC) – an experience for first-year students to study and in some cases live with students with similar academic interests and the desire to be a part of an academically and socially engaged community. The FLC is a unique learning environment for residential and commuter students designed to provide links with several courses as well as enhance the learning experience by providing peer facilitators to work in small groups with you and your fellow students. It is a great way to study and live with a small group of students who are all taking similar courses.

Students who participate in the FLC will engage in an academic and residential community with other students who have similar academic, cultural, and social interests. Enhancing learning experiences and community engagement in the first year, students will develop ongoing and lasting relationships with classmates, faculty and staff. The FLC is an opportunity for students to explore different majors and connect majors to career choices. Peer facilitators will work with students individually to provide a seamless transition to the first-year experience.

Did you have a favorite teacher in high school?  Since college can feel much larger than high school, making connections with professors can take more time. Take advantage of the FLC and the affiliated courses, peer facilitators, and co-curricular activities to develop collegial relationships with Ramapo faculty! The FLC opportunities may provide you with an introduction to your favorite Ramapo professor or mentor and enhance your first-year learning experience in college.

FLC students who are staying on campus will live in Mackin Hall where they will be able to take advantage of contemporary student living. Mackin Hall provides air conditioning, high-speed internet, cable television with premium movie channels, complimentary laundry facilities, smoke-free environment, 24-hour public safety, and New York Times, Bergen Record and/or Star Ledger delivered to your lobby Monday-Friday (weekend editions are available at meal plan).

Commuter students are also welcome to the First Year Learning Community, and all FLC activities in the residential areas, as well as access to residential area lounges and study areas, are available to commuter students in the FLC. If you have any questions, email