Agricultural Community Encourages Success (ACES)

Majors Eligible to Join

Any major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Program Description

ACES is a residential learning community with space for 25 men and 25 women. Activities include meals followed by informal talks by guest speakers, visits to area agribusinesses, tours of special interest facilities on campus, study groups, and service projects, and social activities.

Living Options

ACES men and women are housed on separate floors in Maple Hall, with an upper class ag student peer mentor living among them on each floor.

Signing up

To sign up for a residential learning community, simply select your learning community preference when filling out your Department of Residence contract in the Housing portal. You can go in and update or change your learning community preference information at any time up until the deadline without losing your “priority date.” Sign up for the learning community course(s) takes place at summer orientation.


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