The learning communities at Bellarmine University are designed for students entering their first year of college. Students participate in the program during the first year and may continue to be involved in the learning community as a student staff member as an upperclassman. Students can reside on campus in the residence halls or commute. Some learning communities are designed for specific majors and career paths while others are open to any major. Currently the learning community experiences are not designed to meet the unique needs of transfer students. Students cannot participate in both the Honors Program and a learning community, with the exception of Eureka, due to the curricular conflicts.