Housing and Dining:Living Learning Communities

What is a living learning community (LLC)?

A living learning community (LLC) is a residence hall community made up of students who have the same or a similar academic major. Housing collaborates with various campus and academic partners to provide experiences that emphasize and support students’ academic pursuits at UCO.

Students in an LLC live in the same hall, which makes it easier for them to meet others who have similar interests, to collaborate on assignments, to share class notes, and to form study groups or impromptu tutoring sessions. Each community offers a unique experience, but all students who live in an LLC can expect:

-        A connection to the classroom experience.

-        Community events tailored to the residents’ major or academic interests.

-        Dedicated staff and faculty members who provide support and promote student success.

What does it mean to be in a living learning community?

As a member of a living learning community, you’ll live with others who are passionate about their career interests and who will support you in your academics. Even the activities planned for your LLC emphasize the importance of learning and of applying classroom material to real-world situations.

What is required to live in a living learning community?

LLC students must live on campus and in their respective community location. Students are also required to enroll in the common course for their specific community, which means that everyone in the LLC takes the same class at the same time. New LLC students are also expected to attend their LLC orientation, which is typically the Monday after August move-in. 

Why should I join an LLC?

Support

The transition to college can be difficult. Students who participate in LLCs experience smoother social and academic transitions because they are living and learning with peers who share their passions and interests.

Academic Success

LLC residents experience a more supportive academic environment through peers, faculty mentors, and activities specific to living learning communities.

Connections

By participating in an LLC, students are more likely to get involved on campus and feel connected to the culture of UCO. LLCs expose students to future possibilities of internships, valuable networking, and faculty mentorships by engaging with different partners across campus.


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