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Living Learning Communities


What are Living Learning Communities?

Living Learning Communities (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 opportunity to learn where they live, meet friends with similar majors and interests, enjoy special events designed specifically for their LLC. This aims to transform 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
  • enhancing maturity and personal development.

What communities are offered at UL Lafayette?

Please read EVERYTHING carefully BEFORE applying for a Living Learning Community (LLC). Participation in an LLC is an academic year commitment, not a way to get into a specific hall or get a certain roommate.

Note to parents: Please allow your student to make their own decision to participate in an LLC. If they are interested, please also allow them to choose which LLC to apply to. 


Spaces are limited in each community. If an applicant meets the LLC requirements, they will be accepted on firstcome, first-serve basis based on the housing application date. Students can only be extended membership to one community. All Living Learning Communities will be housed in Coronna Hall.

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. 


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.


Please read the academic specifics and requirements for each LLC carefully.

The classes required for the LLC will be placed on the student’s schedule for fall and spring semesters by the Office of First-Year Experience. These classes will automatically appear when the student is registering. LLC students must understand that LLC classes MUST not be changed (day/time) at any point on their class
These classes are specific to the LLC and are reserved seats. Once changed, students can’t be added back in. Students bringing in credit to UL through dual enrollment or AP credit do not have to retake these classes. Courses are subject to change based on availability. The student must notify the Office of First-Year Experience if credit has been granted. Some Living Learning Communities have a required ACT score. Please note the requirements for each LLC below. SAT scores will be converted to ACT scores for acceptance into the LLC.


Learn more by clicking on the LLC title located on the left tabs. 


How To Apply for an LLC

Check out our YouTube LLC Playlist for more information on the application process!



Wait patiently for notification of acceptance. An LLC offer letter will be extended via email (using the email
address provided on your housing application).


All LLC students are required to attend LLC Orientation in August before school begins. Exact date will be provided with offer letter.The Office of First-Year Experience will forward details to each student accepted into an LLC.


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.


For any questions relating to Living Learning Communities, please call or email the Office of First-Year Experience:

University of Louisiana at Lafayette