Living-Learning Communities (LLC) are established to provide distinctive settings where student academic success is supported through residential experiences.
Living-Learning Communities bring academics into the residence halls through mentorship by upperclass leaders, faculty and staff support, specialized programs, and linkage between coursework. From Outdoor Adventure to ROTC; Business to Pre-Med, there is an LLC available to hundreds of students each year!
Living-Learning Communities seek to:
Today, we offer about 20 Living-Learning Communities. See the list.
Recent national studies have emphasized the unique potential for Living-Learning Communities to positively impact student success and retention. Not only do students perform better in class, but they feel more connected to their peers, the faculty and the University, and as a result, are more likely to return the next year.
Likewise, Living-Learning Communities allow you to:
Upon successfully completing a Housing Contract and selecting an LLC preference, students will be notified by email with access to the LLC Application.
We select students who wish to engage themselves in the resources, programs, and opportunities our communities provide.
When will I know if I've been accepted into an LLC?
We will begin reviewing applications early-March 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.
Am I guaranteed a spot in an LLC?
By selecting an LLC in your housing contract, 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 June. Alternate positions will be offered to communities after available spots are filled for future consideration.
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In a Living-Learning Community, students with a common interest live together on a floor or in a section of a residence hall.