Living-Learning Communities at Akron
We have about 20 active Living Learning Communities at Akron. See where Living-Learning Communities are located.
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The Army ROTC Community will provide an additional level of support to first year cadets. This community offers cadets the opportunity to live with other students that share the same work ethic and values while building better camaraderie and cohesiveness. All members of the community will be required to participate in ROTC and take a military science class.
Interested in sports, physical activities, injury treatment, and helping people? Athletic training could be of interest to you. Athletic training is a blend of helping individuals who participate in physical activities and facilitating prevention and recovery from injuries. Students in this community with have the chance to use peer support with academic coursework and the ability to get connected to upper-class students and faculty within the major.
Considering a career in business? Join other first-year business majors to engage in a common living and an opportunity to take common courses with a shared focus. As a participant, explore the world of business in a growing global economy with chances to engage College of Business Administration faculty, connect with a variety of business majors, and programs designed just for the community!
Do you have a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, or teaching STEM subjects? Engage and build positive relationships with fellow Choose Ohio First Scholars who have a similar passion for STEM through mentoring programs, coursework support, and sociocultural events in order to support your personal and academic success. Students selected to participate in this community must be a recipient of the Choose Ohio First scholarship program. Learn more about the scholarship program and how to apply
The means of communication continues to evolve and change. From radio, television, and publications, to the internet and social media, the opportunities to share information surround us. Planning on majoring in organizational communication, interpersonal and public communication, media production, journalism, public relations, or radio and television? This community may pique your interest! Get hands-on experience and interaction through programming in the community and networking with peers and faculty at UA.
Lead through service to others. This community is a great home for students with a passion for making a difference, a desire to build leadership skills, and a passion to be active citizens in the community. Students in this community will take a fall semester Student Success Seminar and a spring leadership course focused on becoming a servant leader. The ability to change the world begins with you! Join us in our mission to lead through service.
Considering law school or law enforcement? This community is open to any major interested in pursuing a law degree or going into law enforcement after college. Participants will have the opportunity to network with guest speakers, engage in conflict resolution, and host a mock trial.
Seeking the chance to impact the lives of others through the classroom? Whether you are pursuing early childhood or young adult (AYA) education, this community sets out to spark the creative mind with resources to enhance your skill sets for the classroom.
Be part of an exciting program that has won regional and national recognition. Emerging Leaders either reside in Ritchie Hall, Sisler-McFawn, or the fifth floor of the Honors Complex. Participants are part of the Major Events Committee of the Residence Hall Program Board. There is a different application and selection process for the Emerging Leaders Program. Get the details and apply to be an Emerging Leader
All School of Arts students are eligible to participate in the Arts LLC! Artists, designers and other art students can join their peers in a creative environment that fosters self-expression through arts programming and group activities. Build a community that speaks to you by sharing your innovative spark and talents.
Are you the first in your family to go to college? This is an exciting time for both you and your family, and this community provides the tools you need to be successful. Students in this community will take a fall semester Student Success Seminar, be provided with individualized mentoring, be offered an opportunity for paid employment to assist with finances, and families will be connected to the community through a monthly e-newsletter.
Exploring a career in the health professions? Whether you are majoring in dietetics, nutrition, child life, family & consumer science, family development, child, development or Social Work, this community is great opportunity for you! Create a vibrant community, supporting and enriching each other as you advance towards careers in the field.
Build, construct, design, formulate, and more in the Men in Engineering LLC! This community is committed to the development of highly-qualified and professionally-responsible engineers. Students in this community will engage with various engineering disciplines through field trips to engineering firms, peer study groups, guest speakers, and more. Test your innovative mind and problem-solving skills through the Men in Engineering LLC Challenge hosted each semester.
The best way to 'do' music is to 'live' music. The University of Akron Music Living-Learning Community allows School of Music majors to immerse themselves in a vibrant on-campus musical culture. In addition to living with their fellow musicians, participating students will have access to exclusive off-campus professional performances, peer mentorship, music tutoring programs, and unique leadership training opportunities in music.
"Nursing transforms!” That’s the motto of the School of Nursing. A transformation journey as you embark on your quest to being a Nurse, the School of Nursing and this community provide you the tools and connections to help achieve your goals. This experience provides first-year nursing majors the chance to learn the culture of the School of Nursing, to form a strong support group with other nursing majors, and the ability to engage in programming only offered to LLC participants. Live together and learn together. Participants in this community will take selected prerequisite courses together.
Test your limits! Expose yourself to new adventures! Stay active! Interested in physical activities? Join the Outdoor Adventure LLC for thrilling programs throughout the semester. Students will test their skills in activities such as team-builders, rock wall climbing, Battleship in the ONAT, bike trips, trail hikes, and more!
Is medical school in your future after college? Whether you venture into major in biology, chemistry, physics, etc., join the Pre-Med LLC in a diverse community of academic disciplines. Participants will benefit from peer study groups, specialized programming only open to participants, and the academic resources of upper-class student mentors within the community.
Stay connected and be engaged your second year at UA! Focused on your needs, the Sophomore Experience is not limited to any set majors. Participants in this community have the chance to attend career-centered activities, get involved in leadership opportunities, be connected to a LLC of your interest, and the ability to beat the move-in rush to come back early and volunteer for move-in weekend.
Designed for speech pathology/audiology majors, participants have the chance to share their passion for helping people with speech and language disorders along with hearing impairments. This community provides students with the opportunity to connect and build immediate relationships with residents in the same major and classes as well as with supporting faculty and staff. The combination of faculty involvement and upper-class mentorship provides support to participants’ academic success.
Take advantage of mentoring, trips to engineering firms, study support, guest speakers and social activities. Inspired by the popular SEE UA Camp (Summer Experience in Engineering), this community of female engineering students collaborates closely with the Men in Engineering LLC.
How can I apply?
Upon successfully completing a Housing Contract and selecting an interest a Living-Learning Community preference, students will be able to complete the LLC application immediately following. Should a student not complete an application at this time, they may log into their MyAkron and access the application through the “Managing Your Housing” icon.
We select students who wish to engage themselves in the resources, programs, and opportunities our communities provide.
- Students interested in academically-focused communities must be majoring in a related discipline.
- Students are required to reside in the residence hall in which their LLC is located if selected to participate. Living-Learning Communities are located in Spicer and South Hall.
- Roommate preferences are permitted but both roommates must be in the same LLC.
When will I know if I've been accepted into an LLC?
We will begin reviewing applications mid-February and continue until each community is filled. Offers will be made via email to LLC participants. Check your email regularly for updates regarding your status. Students will be required to respond and accept LLC participation. After doing so, students will receive a follow up email to provide access to self-select from available bed spaces within the community.
Am I guaranteed a spot in an LLC?
By selecting an LLC interest in your housing contract and completing a LLC application, you are not guaranteed placement in a LLC. Completed LLC applications will be reviewed by the Coordinator of Living-Learning Communities and participation will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Selection will continue throughout early summer or until each community is filled, so be sure to apply as early as possible!
Can I be considered once a LLC is filled?
Students selected for Living-Learning Communities will be notified by the end of May. Alternate positions will be offered to communities after available spots are filled for future consideration.