Living-Learning Communities


Living-Learning Communities


  Housing That's More Than Just Housing  

A Living-Learning Community (LLC) offers a unique opportunity for students with common interests and/or identities to live together - connections that help guide students through their academic and social transitions. Some communities are connected specifically to colleges and/or majors; others are designed for students with a shared background.

Spend a year immersed in your interests or academic pursuits at UC Riverside. UCR's Living-Learning Communities blur classroom boundaries, enriching and bringing lessons home.

Spend a year immersed in your interests or academic pursuits at UC Riverside. UCR's Living-Learning Communities blur classroom boundaries, enriching and bringing lessons home.

Request a Living-Learning Community

To request an LLC, be sure to select the community you're interested in when you fill out your Residence Hall Contract. Living-Learning Communities are available to incoming freshmen only (with the exception of the Honors LLC).


Academic Living-Learning Communities

Spend freshman year with students with similar academic majors, and share academic experiences with peers and faculty. Available programs help residents develop academically, professionally and personally; connect them to campus partners and student organizations; and help guide future academic and employment options.

Click each image below to get more information on the Academic Living-Learning Communities.

CHASS

Designed exclusively for first-year freshman students in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Recent Programs
Under the theme of Social Justice, programs included:

  • Tie Dye Diversity
  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Diversi-Tree (learning about intersectionality through art)
  • Alcohol and Injustice

Community location:

  • Aberdeen-Inverness
  • Room assignment is same gender.

Enginuity

Designed exclusively for first-year freshman students enrolled in the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE).

Recent Programs

  • Annual Enginuity Showcase
  • Sundae School (the chemistry of ice cream)
  • Egg drop

Community location:

  • Lothian
  • Room assignment is same gender.

Honors

Freshmen admitted into University Honors and living on campus are required to live in the Honors LLC; it's optional for Continuing and Transfer students. Honors residents get support from a faculty mentor from the Faculty-In-Residence program.

Recent Programs

  • Getty Museum College Night
  • Fall Faculty Mixer
  • Harry Potter Dinner
  • Spring Service Carnival

To Apply
Learn about Honors requirements

Community location:

  • Freshmen only: Pentland Hills
  • All others: Glen Mor
  • Room assignment is same gender.

Pre-Business

Offers space to explore the business world – and valuable networking opportunities – as residents progress through UCR's two-year preparatory Pre-Business program.

Recent Programs

  • Pre-Business Conference
  • Let's Talk Business
  • Meet and Greet with SoBA Ambassadors
  • Spring Prep for 2nd Year of Pre-Business (SoBA Ambassadors helped residents create academic and career plans for their second year)

Community location:

  • Pentland Hills
  • Room assignment is same gender.

SiMS

The Students in Math and Science (SiMS) LLC is designed exclusively for first-year freshman students enrolled in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS).

Recent Programs

  • CNAS Peer Mentor Q & A Session
  • How to get involved in professional activities
  • Finals study tips for CNAS majors

Community location:

  • Pentland Hills
  • Room assignment is same gender.

Theme Living-Learning Communities

Students with a similar background can choose to live together in these student-driven communities, working with the respective ethnic, cultural and/or gender offices on campus to help celebrate and encourage residents with their identity development. Available programs increase residents' knowledge of the group's common history and contemporary issues; help develop residents academically, professionally and personally; and connect residents to relevant campus partners.

Click each image below to get more information on the Academic Living-Learning Communities.

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Allows same-gender roommates, opposite-gender roommates, or other gender-identity roommate pairings, without regard to a resident's sexual orientation or gender.

Unlike other Theme LLCs, Gender-Inclusive Housing does not include any community-specific programming about the LGBTQIA community. Residents who do want LGBTQIA programming can request to live in the Stonewall Hall LLC.

Note: Students who state they require Gender Inclusive Housing to accommodate their gender identity will be given priority placement.

Community location:

  • Pentland Hills
  • Room assignment is not gender based.

Markaz

Founded by students in 2018, this LLC works to expand the understanding residents have of Middle Eastern culture including its many ethnicities, religions, nationalities and traditions. Markaz is affiliated with the UCR Middle Eastern Student Center (MESC). The Markaz LLC will kick off the 2018-2019 academic year with MESC's Fall Mixer!

Community location:

  • Pentland Hills
  • Room assignment is same gender.

Mundo

Established by students in 2004 to help their Chicano/Latino peers have a smooth transition to life at UCR, Mundo aims to build a sense of comunidad and familia. This LLC partners and collaborates with UCR Chicano Student Programs (CSP) and its affiliated campus organizations.

Recent Programs:

  • Chicano/Latino Orientation Week
  • Si se Puede! Tips and Motivation for Thriving Through Midterms
  • ¡ADELANTE! Success Series: Passport Program
  • Participation in World AIDS Week
  • Mundo End of the Quarter Celebration with Chicano Link Peer Mentors

Community location:

  • Pentland Hills
  • Room assignment is same gender.

PATH

Reestablished in 1992, the Pan-African Theme Hall (PATH) celebrates and affirms the experiences of students of the African diaspora. Programs aim to provide students with a structured academic support system, a social network and increased cultural awareness. This LLC is affiliated with African Student Programs.

Community features:

  • PATH Meet & Greet with the Academic Resource Center, Career Center and Black Faculty & Staff
  • PATH Presents: "Good Hair"
  • LinkedIn + LinkuUp w/ professional headshots
  • Participation in World AIDS Week
  • PATH 25th Anniversary Celebration, co-hosted by ASP with PATH alumni

Community location:

  • Pentland Hills
  • Room assignment is same gender.

Stonewall

Celebrates the cultural experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual students, while welcoming the diverse and complex identities of every resident.

The name "Stonewall" comes from the landmark riots in New York City in 1969 when LGBTQIA patrons of the Stonewall Inn clashed with police and kicked off the modern liberation movement. This LLC works closely with the LGBT Resource Center.

Community location:

  • Q-Camp: An orientation for LGBTQIA students and allies
  • Exhibition of Pride: The History of the LGBTQIA Equal Rights Movement
  • Participation in World AIDS Week
  • Get The Tea: Queer Intersectionality
  • Healthy Heart: a discussion about love and loved ones

Community location:

  • Pentland Hills
  • Room assignment is not gender based.
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