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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.


 

 

Request a Living-Learning Community

To request an LLC, be sure to select the community you're interested in when you submit your Residence Hall Contract in the MyHousing portal. 

Space is limited in the LLCs and cannot be guaranteed. We recommend filling out your Housing Contract as early as possible to secure your space. Start off right by adding the LLC’s that you are interested in and prioritizing them first in your order preference on your Housing Contract in the Living-Learning Communities section. After you’ve ranked your preferences, you will be prompted to answer a few short questions regarding your interest in your top choice LLC.

As you work to identify roommate(s), don’t forget that they must preference the same LLC as their top choice or your preferences could be in opposition to one another. When you are notified of your Room Selection time period, plan to go online to choose your room and roommate as soon as possible.


Academic Living-Learning Communities

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

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

Theme Living-Learning Communities

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

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Living Learning Community Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Living-Learning Community?  

A Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a hall or community specifically reserved for students with a common academic interest or a shared identity experience. Students that live in LLCs participate in specific activities that aim to benefit their personal, social, academic, and career goals.  

Why should I live in an LLC? 

All LLCs provide an experience for students to develop skills that can support their broader success at the university. You should anticipate being active in your LLC through different events and discussions offered throughout your time residing with us. They focus on the specific outcomes of each LLC, the intersecting themes and identities between them, as well as our overall residential experience.  

A few engagement opportunities you can look forward to: 

  • Connecting with a community of peers that can benefit your network in college and beyond, through community meetings and discussions. 
  • Participating in discussions with students, staff, and faculty on critical topics to the LLCs theme, such as current events, career trends, and societal norms.  
  • Reflecting on experiences on campus and learning skills to navigate transitions within the college, by facilitating a direct connection to campus resources and opportunities.  
  • Enjoy fun and engaging events planned with the community in mind, ranging from field trips, guest speakers, academic workshops, social functions and so much more. 
  • Providing feedback on your experience in the LLC to assist in its development.  

How do I live in an LLC?  

Space is limited in the LLCs and cannot be guaranteed. We recommend filling out your Housing Contract as early as possible to secure your space. Start off right by adding the LLC’s that you are interested in and prioritizing them first in your order preference on your Housing Contract in the Living-Learning Communities section. After you’ve ranked your preferences, you will be prompted to answer a few short questions regarding your interest in your top choice LLC.

As you work to identify roommate(s), don’t forget that they must preference the same LLC as their top choice or your preferences could be in opposition to one another. When you are notified of your Room Selection time period, plan to go online to choose your room and roommate as soon as possible.

I already submitted my contract, is it too late to join an LLC?  

If you’ve already submitted your contract, you can still make edits. It is as simple as re-opening the contract and updating the information provided.

These changes can occur up until the start of the roommate self-selection process, which typically begins around the fourth week of June. The Housing Portal will indicate when you are no longer able to make changes to your housing preferences.