Warner College offers two Residential Learning Communities (RLCs)

Warner RLCs support first-year students in the college through active leadership development in natural resources, sustainability, and outdoors leadership. The Learning Communities connect academic and social learning within the residence hall setting with the goal of an enriched experience for all participants. First-year students majoring in any one of Warner’s major programs are eligible to apply!

In the fall semester, the program offers first-year students linked enrollment in special sections of NR 192: First Year Seminar in Environmental Studies and CO 150: College Composition. Students participate in professional development experiences to expand their knowledge and skills and take part in career exploration in their chosen fields of study. At the start of the fall semester, WCNR RLC students additionally engage in a common reading, have early move-in privileges, and participate in programming at the CSU Environmental Learning Center. Spring programming includes participation in the Banff Mountain Film Festival at CSU.

We have two tracks!

Live

together with like-minded students focused on sustainability leadership in natural resources.

Learn

in a NR 192 seminar focused on the philosophy, history, and work of natural resources with special emphasis on sustainability leadership.  Students requiring CO 150 will also take part in a linked section focused on natural resource food, energy and water issues.

Engage

with natural resources faculty, graduate students, and student leaders as well as community leaders working in natural resources and sustainability. Gain important professional development knowledge and networking connections.

Connect

to all students in the Warner RLCs by taking part in Early Move-In with special programming both on campus and at the CSU Environmental Learning Center. Out-of-class lectures and activities are also offered for personal growth and community engagement.

Live

together with like-minded students focused on outdoor leadership in natural resources.

Learn

in a NR 192 seminar focused on the philosophy, history, and work of natural resources with special emphasis on outdoor leadership.  Students requiring CO 150 will also take part in a linked section focused on natural resource food, energy and water issues.

Engage

with natural resources faculty, graduate students, and student leaders as well as community leaders working in natural resources and the outdoors. Gain important professional development knowledge and networking connections.

Connect

to all students in the Warner RLCs by taking part in Early Move-In with special programming both on campus and at the CSU Environmental Learning Center. Out-of-class lectures and activities are also offered for personal growth and community engagement.

Congratulations to 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 WCNR RLC Participants for your leadership impact!

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Locke Stubblefield, in Outdoor Leadership, received the WCNR Wilderness Award at the annual WCNR College Awards Banquet in April 2019.

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Diego Tovar, Faith Kelly, and Rachel Jackson, in Natural Resources & Sustainability, who serve as officers in CSU’s Chapter of MANNRS: Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences.

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Rachel Jackson and Emma Long, in Natural Resources and Sustainability, who rocked CSU’s Women in Science video. See them at the 15 second mark.

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Preston Lim,  in Outdoor Leadership, who was selected to serve as a fishing guide in the Alaskan Wilderness in Summer 2020.

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Hunter Johnson, in Outdoor Leadership, who serves in state leadership for Colorado Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (CoPARC).

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If you will be an entering first year Warner Ram, you, too, can make your own impact!

Consider joining the WCNR RLCs!

Interested?

Applications for Fall 2021 will be accepted starting January 25th!

For more information contact: 

Dr. Kaye Holman, WCNR Learning Communities Director
kaye.holman@colostate.edu
(970) 491-2139
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COVID impacts and unknowns may modify designated housing for CSU Learning Communities as University Housing continues to follow the direction of the University and local health officials to determine the best way to manage housing assignments. For students accepted to the WCNR RLCs, if the University is unable to assign you to our communities’ designated hall, you will still be able to participate in WCNR RLC linked courses and other activities. We will work closely with our University Housing partners in supporting the residential experience of students.

Reminder: Warner Residential Learning Communities are only available to students enrolled in one of WCNR’s major programs.