Magis Learning Communities

The Magis Communities at Regis University are designed for students who are committed to learning beyond the classroom and who also are interested in building a stronger sense of community between commuter and residential students.

Students participating in Integrative Learning Communities (ILCs) enroll in the same First Year Seminar while participating in hands-on experiential learning made possible through the collaboration of the Center for Service Learning, the Outdoor Adventure Program, Student Housing and Residential Engagement, and the Office of the First Year Experience.

All interested students (those who plan to commute as well as those who plan to live on campus) apply to participate in these communities through the housing portal. After applying, students will receive follow up information about the acceptance process and about enrollment in the First Year Seminars connected with the Magis Community to which they have applied.

First Year Learning Communities

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Known as one of Regis College’s most transformative experiences, En/Route offers an alternate pathway through the first-year experience and an invitation to put the Jesuit mission of Regis University into action. By integrating the classroom with weekly fieldwork at a local program or agency, this program contributes to the promotion of justice in the Denver area. Our writing and group discussions, focused on matters of social responsibility and advocacy, will empower you to speak articulately about justice and the common good and to connect your education to a wider reality.

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Colorado Outdoor Recreation Experience (CORE)

Passionate about the outdoors? Join the CORE community and learn among others who are actively engaged in the many outdoor activities Denver has to offer. You’ll participate in outdoor safety and sustainability activities while building knowledge and skills (teamwork, collaboration, leadership) to supplement your classroom learning. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in easy-to-moderately strenuous activities including, hiking, biking and rock climbing.


The Magis Experience

Magis (pronounced mah-jis) is a program offered to first-year female students who are seeking more out of their first-year experience than the traditional route. Magis focuses on leadership, service, and community building. These students participate in a weekly, year-long academic course for credit and participate in community service. The Magis experience provides a close-knit community for students to discuss and examine their own experiences as well as the Jesuit values.

Second Year Learning Community

Ignatian Leadership

The purpose of this the Ignatian Leadership Learning Community is to provide an environment that supports student growth and development, community standards, scholarship, civility, citizenship, service and leadership. This community focuses on the question at the heart of the University's mission: "How ought we to live?

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Apply to a Magis Learning Community

Apply for the Magis Learning Communities when completing your housing application. You will be notified of your acceptance before the housing process is complete.

Please note, if you are accepted to a learning community, you can only be roommates with another member of that same community. You will not be able to see people in the roommate search process that are in the other community, or who are not involved in a community at all.