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About Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) provide unique environments where select groups of students share common residential and learning experiences. Based on disciplinary and interdisciplinary themes, LLCs create intentional links between academic, social, and residential experiences.


  • Living with students who share interests, passions, and challenges
  • Convenient, natural study groups
  • Special events and off-campus fieldtrips
  • Targeted academic enrichment
  • Networking opportunities with faculty
  • Early arrival to campus in the Fall (first-year), Thursday August 25th 2016


There are many partnerships across campus and within the community to support the Living Learning Communities. Partnerships are also created among students as they have similar majors and/or academic interests, live and learn together. For 2015-2016, there are approximately 550 first-year students participating Living Learning Communities, which is 54% of the first-year class, living on-campus. Each community is facilitated by Residential Life/Learning Communities staff (Resident Directors, Resident Assistants and LLC Mentors), faculty partners (also Faculty in Residence), The Office of Student Retention and The Student Learning Center. The faculty partners interact informally on a regular basis and also create unique and useful programs within the residence halls. They provide information sessions, help students develop and to get to know students on multiple levels.

Admission Process

It is an honor and privilege to be a member of a Living Learning Community. Spaces are limited. Priority is given to students who demonstrate a commitment to academic success, intellectual curiosity, civic engagement, and lifelong learning.
Applicants must complete their housing application, available online in early March at .

  • Select an LLC to join - please limit your preferences to five(5) LLCs.
  • If you have a specific roommate you’d like to request, please be sure you both enter each other’s Banner IDs so that you mutually request each other.
  • Please also be sure that you’re talking about the LLC options and are choosing the same LLCs on your application.
  • If you are a first-year student, remember to complete the additional questions on your housing application regarding the LLCs or you might not be placed correctly.
  • Want more information? Visit our FAQ page.

LLC Closing the Loop Document