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Living-learning communities (LLCs) are specialized living areas centered around a common theme shared by the residents who live there. Programming and community-building efforts focus on this common theme to create a more immersive and beneficial experience both inside and outside of the classroom. 

For the 2020-2021 academic year, there will be three different living-learning communities offered: STEM, Signature Programs, and Health and Wellness. 

The STEM LLC is designed for students who have declared an academic major or undeclared major concentration in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. To be eligible for the STEM LLC, a student must be interested as a qualifying major at the time housing placements are being made. 

These majors include:

  • Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Interdisciplinary Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Undecided: Science, Mathematics, and Health

The Honors, Arrupe, and Leadership Scholars and Social Innovation Fellows (Signature Programs) LLC is designed for students who have been accepted into any of these four Mission-Based Scholarship Programs. To be eligible for this LLC, a student must be accepted to and be part of one of these programs at the time housing placements are being made. For more information on these programs, please contact your enrollment manager. 

New for the 2020-2021 academic year, the Health and Wellness LLC will provide students who are interested in healthy living and wellness to live together in community. Activities in the community will focus on physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. 

If you are eligible for and interested in any of the aforementioned LLCs, you can indicate your interest in the Living Requests portion of the Housing Application. If you complete your Housing Application and wish to update your LLC preferences at a later date, either due to a change of heart or change of eligibility status, you will need to contact the Office of Residence Life directly. Living request changes will not be accepted after the Housing Application closes at 11:59 pm on June 5th, 2019. 

Students interested in pursuing housing in an LLC are still able to self-select roommates if you so choose. However, placement preference is given to individual students and roommate pairs or groups in which all students meet the eligibility requirements for the LLC first.

Self-selected roommate pairs or groups in which there is a member of the group not eligible for the LLC will only be considered for placement in the LLC if, and only if, there is still space after all other fully eligible and interested parties are placed into the LLC.

Students who are required to live in an LLC as a stipulation of a scholarship or grant should not pair with a roommate(s) who is not also eligible for the LLC.