Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs) offer incoming freshmen with similar interests, majors, or lifestyles, the opportunity to live together in the same residence hall, take some of their courses together, and meet regularly with faculty and upper-classmen who share their interests. The University at Albany offers freshmen a number of Living-Learning Communities to suit a variety of career paths and interests. New freshman communities are always being developed, so check back often for the most up to date list of options.
Would you like to hear more about our L-LCs? Watch our video featuring L-LC students and staff!
Browse The World Gazette to see what our Living-Leanring Communities have been up to!
World of Accounting
The World of Accounting is designed for incoming freshmen considering a career in accounting. This community is open to intended accounting majors, including those who have been directly admitted to the School of Business,intended math, and intended actuarial science majors. This Living-Learning Community offers students the opportunity to live with others with similar interests, while being introduced to the academic and social expectations of a career in accounting.
World of Biology
New for the 2013-2014 academic year! The World of Biology is designed for freshman intending to major in biology (B.S.), and considering graduate work in research or medicine.
World of Business
The World of Business is designed for freshmen Business and Accounting intended majors. These students have the unique opportunity to live with other students interested in majoring in business or accounting.
World of Career Discovery
The World of Career Discovery is designed for freshman who are undeclared or open in their academic major. These students have the unique opportunity to live with other students interested in exploring different careers and academic majors.
World of Chemistry
New for the 2013-2014 academic year! The World of Chemistry is designed for freshman intending to major in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, or in physics but with an interest in chemistry.
World of Community Service
The World of Community Service is designed for freshmen students of any major with an interest in community service. Through the World of Community Service, students will learn how their passion for community service will position them for success.
World of East Asian Studies
New for the 2013-2014 academic year! The World of East Asian Studies is specially designed for freshmen studying Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. This L-LC will help you understand the culture and background for these East Asian languages.
World of Environmental Health & Green Living
The World of Environmental Health and Green Living is designed for freshmen from any major interested in learning about the environment. It gives these students the ability to live and learn with other students interested in sustainability-topics like organic food, global warming, renewable energy and urban sprawl. Students will take classes designed to increase their knowledge on these and other sustainability topics.
World of Fitness
Live with other incoming freshmen who are interested in balancing academic success, which requires a lot of time being sedentary and indoors, with a healthy, active lifestyle in the World of Fitness. Coursework, extracurricular activities, and community service will focus on exercise, nutrition, and the cultural forces that shape our understanding of work and food.
World of Health and Disease
The World of Health and Disease is designed for freshmen intending to major in public health, human biology, or biology, and have an interest in exploring the wide variety of health-related careers available to them.
World of Healthy Habits
The World of Healthy Living is designed for freshmen from any major interested in understanding how to create and maintain habits for healthy living in areas including nutrition and eating, exercise, and a life style free from substance abuse/dependence.
World of History
New for the 2013-2014 academic year! The World of History is a Living-Learning Community that brings together freshman-year History majors and other interested students who are passionate about studying the past and its relevance for today's world.
World of Jewish Life and Culture
The World of Jewish Life and Culture is designed for any incoming freshman who is interested in learning about Jewish Life and Culture, while being introduced to the academic and social expectations of University life.This L-LC is a joint venture between Student Engagement, UAlbany Hillel, and the Center for Jewish Studies.
World of Laws and Justice
The World of Laws and Justice is designed for freshmen interested in a pre-law experience. While there is no specific “pre-law” curriculum, students involved in the “World of Laws and Justice” will participate in both classes and extracurricular activities designed to prepare them for law school and careers in law-related fields.
World of Technology
The World of Technology is designed for incoming freshmen who
have an interest in technology, computer science, or informatics.
Students will have the opportunity to explore the technological skills
required by 21st century employers as they learn to create, analyze,
communicate, and integrate information in their lives.
World of Writing
The World of Writing is designed for incoming freshmen with a passion for writing. This Living-Learning Community offers students the opportunity to be engaged members of UAlbany's vibrant writing community, while becoming familiar with the academic and social expectations of university life.
The Honors College is a community of developing scholars that includes some of the best teaching professors and some of the brightest and most serious students at UAlbany. The students are earlier in their development as scholars, and the faculty are further along, but all are refining and enhancing their abilities to create knowledge.
Learn more about our Living-Learning Communities:
The Living-Learning Community experience (video)
View the Living-Learning Communities brochure
Benefits and responsibilities of being a member of a Living-Learning Community
Applying to be in a Living-Learning Community