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Living Learning Communities

What is a Living Learning Community?

Living Learning Communities, known as LLCs, are residential communities for freshmen with a special emphasis on an academic major or an area of interest. Freshmen who participate have the unique experience of learning where they live while meeting friends with similar majors and interests, enjoying experiences and special events designed specifically for their LLC, and transforming their residential setting into an active, supportive, and exciting place to live and learn!

How will being a part of a community benefit me?

Being part of an LLC provides a unique living experience for first-year college students! Students benefit in numerous ways including:

  • gaining a network of friends,
  • meeting people who have a common goal,
  • participating in social activities related to their academic major or interest,
  • increasing intellectual gains and enhancing academic performance,
  • growing in autonomy and independence,
  • increasing interpersonal skills, and
  • enhanced maturity and personal development.

What our students and parents say . . .

LLC Testimonials

What communities are offered here at UL Lafayette?

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is excited to offer a variety of living learning communities to choose from. Each LLC can have specific entrance requirements. Please review the 2017-2018 Living Learning Community Expectations. Learn more about each of the first-year living learning communities:

Darwin

If you are interested in careers in biology, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physician assistant or other medical professions, this LLC is for you.

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Engineering

If engineering is your career aspiration, then take a closer look at the Engineering LLC. It provides extra support and services for College of Engineering students.

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Gateway to the Arts

Whether you are an experienced artist, a hobbyist, or a novice, come and explore your passion with others who share your appreciation for the arts.

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Honors

Are you going to join the honors program? If yes, why not live with other honors students in the Honors LLC.

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Lifetime Recreation

Do you pursue an active lifestyle? Enjoy working out, sports and the outdoors? This LLC is for you.

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Nursing

Nursing majors in this LLC have the opportunity to take classes together, study together, and interact closely with nursing faculty.

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Service and Leadership

Students in this LLC enjoy engaging in service learning activities and strengthening their leadership skills.

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Taste of Business

If you want to know more about how a business works, how to run a business, or how to start one, then this LLC is for you.

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Travel, Language, and Culture

Explore world culture through food, music, art, languages, travel, study abroad, and festivals with other students who enjoy the same things.

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Which residential hall do LLC students live in?

All Living Learning Communities will be housed in Coronna Hall in suite-style units. Spaces are limited in each community. If an applicant meets the LLC requirements, they will be accepted on first-come, first-serve basis based on the housing application date.

  • Private/Single Rooms: The essence of being in a Living Learning Community is to live together. Therefore, there are no private/single rooms in the LLC's.
  • Roommates: Students must live with a roommate in their own LLC. It can be a roommate of their choosing as long as both are in the same LLC.

Is there any additional cost to be in an LLC?

There will be a $75 fee for participation in a Living Learning Community. This will defray the costs of programming for students. The $75 is automatically added to the fall tuition bill.

How do I apply to become part of a community?

Participation in an LLC is an academic year commitment. Spaces are limited in each community. Students can apply for the 2018 living learning communities when applying for housing on Ulink. Please refer to the Office of University Housing website for information on when the Fall 2018 housing application will go live.

Follow these steps to apply to a Living Learning Community:

Get accepted to UL Lafayette.
Once you receive an official acceptance letter from the Office of Admissions, you are ready to go!

Get your ULID.
You will receive your ULID (student identification number) from Admissions when you are accepted to UL Lafayette.

Make the decision to become part of an LLC.
You are here reading this website so you are half way there!

Apply for housing on Ulink, our student portal to access University online services.
Select the LLC of your choice on the housing application. You will only see the LLC's you are eligible for on the application.

Receive an acceptance email with attached contract from Dana Bekurs, LLC Coordinator.
The acceptance email will be sent to the email address used on the housing application.

Carefully read the LLC Expectations.
The expectations document will be attached to your housing application. You can also read it here.

Sign the contract.
Remember that the LLC is an academic year commitment - both Fall and Spring semesters.

Register for your classes at orientation.
Remember that the LLC classes will be scheduled for you by our office and will appear on your schedule at Orientation.

Attend LLC orientation.
All LLC students are required to attend LLC Orientation on Friday, August 17, 2018. Dana Bekurs will forward details to each student accepted into an LLC.
 

What happens after I apply for an LLC?

After you apply for an LLC on Ulink, please wait patiently for notification of acceptance. An LLC offer letter and academic year contract will be extended via email (using the email address provided on the housing application). Students will be given a limited amount of time from the date of the email offer to confirm their membership. Membership is confirmed by returning the LLC academic year contract included in the offer email.

Once all LLC slots are filled, students may be placed on a waiting list. Students are placed on the waiting list by date of acceptance into the LLC.

Once accepted into an LLC, your residence hall preference will be changed to the appropriate building that particular living community is assigned. We will take care of the change if you originally requested a different building.

Note to parents . . .

Please allow your student to make their own decision to participate in a living learning community. If they are interested, please also allow them to choose which community to apply to. We have had some unhappy students because their parents wanted them to participate and also chose which community they would participate in.


Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? You can always call us at 337-482-6599 or email dana@louisiana.edu