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Living Learning Communities

What is a Living Learning Community?

A living learning community (LLC) is a group of students who share a common interest or goal. These students live in a specific area in a residence hall so that they can live, learn, and grow together. Faculty and staff members work together to offer programs and activities centered on the theme of the LLC. Participants engage in both formal and informal activities and conversation around their shared interest.

What are the benefits of a Living Learning Community?

Joining an LLC is a great way to learn more about a personal interest area. But more than that, members will develop friendships with a diverse group of students who also share that interest. Together, you as participants will contribute to a community that supports this shared interest, build your knowledge and understanding of specific topics, participate in fun activities and programs together, and will interact with faculty and staff in an informal and accessible setting.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in being part of an LLC, you may select one or more of these communities as part of the On-Campus Housing Application in your Housing Self-Service. When you are prompted to preference where you would like to live in the fall, include the LLC(s) you would like to be a part of. If you have a roommate in mind, make sure you and your future roommate preference the same way!

If you choose to be a part of a Living-Learning Community, you should have an interest in the LLC topic area and a desire to contribute to a community with others who are interested in this topic. To gain the full benefit of an LLC experience, we ask that members commit to participating in the community through formal and informal programs and activities.