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Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are a residential living option that intentionally create a bridge between classrooms and community that will enhance student learning and experience related to a specific topic, theme, or academic discipline.  Students living in LLCs share a residential space and interact with faculty in both residential and classroom settings, providing students with unique opportunities for faculty engagement, active learning, and collaboration with peers in the residence halls.  We offer both course-based and theme-based LLC options to first year and upperclass students.


2015 - 2016 Living Learning Community Options

Themed Living Learning Communities

Liberal Arts 

This LLC is for students interested in pursuing a Liberal Arts major or minor. LAR
seeks to create a supportive community for students in those disciplines as well as provide a
living environment that will allow an opportunity for further faculty and student interaction via
field trips, discussions, and lecturers that focuses on ways these disciplines can further enrich
one’s life and career. This LLC is housed in Myer Hall.

Friends of Asia 

This LLC is for students hoping to deepen their understanding of Asian culture
and society. Faculty working with this LLC sponsor extracurricular activities that help explain
Asia in a comprehensive manner. Student living in this LLC will have a chance to access special
field trips, movies, Japanese TV, and guest lecturers. Friends of Asia is open to all cohorts, especially
incoming first year intended Japanese majors or those students hoping to minor in
Asian Studies. This LLC is housed in Founders Hall.

Stonewall Hall 

This LLC is open to any student wishing to learn more about the issues and
laws surrounding the LGBTQ community. Students in this community will have the opportunity
to work with faculty in small group settings and on field-trips related to gender studies. The
hall also provides a safe space for LGBTQ students. Housing in this LLC is gender-neutral and is located in Founders Hall. 

The Nest 

The Nest is a new community for the 2015-2016 year that offers substance-free housing as well as extended opportunities for outdoor activities and healthy living.  Students living here must commit to  keeping the floor substance-free. This community is open to all cohorts and will be housed in Founders Hall.  

Course Based Living Learning Communities


This LLC houses all first year students who are accepted into the Honors program. The Honors LLC is also open to upperclassmen who wish to continue the experience of living in this active, engaged community.  

Partners in Engineering (PiE)

This LLC is for first year students who plan on majoring in Engineering and/or Physics. In addition to living with classmates with a similar major, these students also receive additional tutoring in the residence hall.

Professional Preparation in Business

This is for incoming students who intend to major in business. This community will be a place where students are able to continue learning in an environment that promotes foundational business principles as well as those of civic engagement, social responsibility, and business leadership. Incoming business majors will live together and take several common courses over two semesters. Other opportunities on this floor include professional workshops and networking with faculty.

Simple Living First Year Seminar 

Students enrolled in the Simple Living First Year Seminar course will live together in this LLC. The community participates in many field trips and activities that teach sustainable, simple living.


How do I join a LLC?
It’s easy! If you are an upperclassman, you will receive the chance to join the multi-cohort LLCs each spring. LLC Housing Request forms for upperclassmen are available on the Housing Selection page.

If you are an incoming first-year student, you can select an LLC when you complete your Housing Profile Survey.  Students who have been accepted into the Honors program will be automatically placed in the Honors LLC, but should still select this option when completing their Survey. Students who are registered for the Simple Living FYS will also be automatically housed in the Simple Living LLC. 

Can I select a roommate who is not part of the LLC?
Not usually. All of our course-based LLCs and Honors are limited to students who are enrolled in certain courses. Stonewall Hall also requires that your roommate select to be a part of that LLC. All other themed LLCs allow for non-LLC roommates if there is enough space once all students who have selected to live there have been housed.  These communities fill up quickly, however, so it is best if you and your roommate both select the same LLC!

 If you have any questions, please contact, Kristen Vieldhouse, Assistant Director of Residence Life,

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