Benefits and Responsibilities of Choosing a Living-Learning Community

Freshmen who opt to be members of living-learning communities are choosing to be socially and academically engaged members of the university community.

Living-Learning Communities provide a number of benefits, such as

  • Living with people who share your interests
  • Quickly meeting friends and classmates
  • Built in study groups since you are all taking some classes together
  • Having a support network of classmates, upperclassmen, faculty,  Graduate Assistants, and Residence Assistants who can help you adjust to your new surroundings and your new role as a college student from your very first day
  • The opportunity to be immersed in the field of your choice, exploring potential professions and associated majors from the very start of your academic career

As a member of a Living-Learning Community you will be expected to participate in a variety of curricular and extracurricular activities designed to immerse you in your chosen interest.You will be expected to:

  • Register for the designated L-LC classes in the fall and spring semesters of your freshman year
  • Attend L-LC programming and activities
  • Participate in extra-curricular activities
  • Participate in at least one community service project each semester


Learn more about our Living-Learning Communities:

The Living-Learning Community experience (video)

View the Living-Learning Communities brochure

Applying to be in a Living-Learning Community