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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.
     

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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. 

HOUSING

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. 

COST

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.

ACADEMIC SPECIFICS

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
schedule.
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 

Business Secrets LLC

Classes to be taken together - 2 fall and 1 spring

Fall: UNIV 100, MUS 104
Spring: HIST. Selected by OFYE Do not schedule a History elective in the fall.

  • There is no ACT requirement for this LLC.
  •  This LLC is open to all majors.
     

Darwin (Biology) LLC

Biology classes to be taken together - 3 fall and 2 spring
Fall: UNIV 100, BIOL 110, BIOL 112
Spring: BIOL 111, BIOL 113. Do not schedule these classes in the fall.

  • To apply for Darwin LLC, students must have an ACT score of at least 23 in English and 21 in Math (SAT NewEnglish 590, Math 530; SAT Old-English 560, Math 500).
  •  Students in this LLC must be a biology major and may not change their major during the academic year.
     

Engineering LLC

Engineering classes to be taken together - 2 fall and 1 spring
Fall: UNIV 100, HIST selected by OFYE
Spring: BIOL 121 or BIOL 110. Do not schedule these classes in the fall.

  •  To apply for the Engineering LLC, students must have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher (SAT New-1160; SAT Old-1090).
  • Students in this LLC must be an engineering major and may not change their major during the academic year

Gateway to the Arts LLC

Class to be taken together – 1 fall only
Fall: UNIV 100

  •  There is no ACT requirement for this LLC.
  •  This LLC is open to all majors. 

Honors LLC

Fall: Students in the Honors LLC will take a UNIV 100 Honors section of their choice.

  •  Students must participate in 3 of 6 honors LLC events during the year. These dates will be provided at LLC orientation. These events are planned to create group cohesiveness since the Honors LLC is not in UNIV 100 together.
  • Students in the Honors LLC must have an ACT composite score of 26 or higher (SAT New-1310; SAT Old-1240).
  • Students in this LLC must join the University Honors Program.

Lifetime Recreation LLC

Class to be taken together – 1 fall only
Fall: UNIV 100

  •  There is no ACT requirement for this LLC.
  •  This LLC is open to all majors.

Nursing LLC

Nursing LLC classes to be taken together – 3 fall and 3 spring

Fall: UNIV 100, BIOL 110, NURS 104
Spring: NURS 204 (2.8 or higher cumulative GPA required for this course), STAT 214, SOCI 241. Do not schedule
these classes in the fall.

  •  To apply for the Nursing LLC, students must have an ACT score of at least 23 in English and 21 in Math (SAT New- English 590, Math 530; SAT Old-English 560, Math 500).
  •  Students in this LLC must be a nursing major and may not change their major during the academic year.

Service and Leadership LLC

Class to be taken together – 1 fall only
Fall: UNIV 100

  • There is no ACT requirement for this LLC.
  • This LLC is open to all majors.

Travel, Language and Culture LLC

Classes to be taken together – 2 fall and 1 spring
Fall: UNIV 100, HIST Selected by OFYE
Spring: MUS 104. Do not schedule Music elective in the fall.

  • There is no ACT requirement for this LLC.
  • This LLC is open to all majors.

 

AFTER YOU APPLY FOR HOUSING

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

AFTER YOU ARE ACCEPTED

All LLC students are required to attend LLC Orientation on Friday, August 20, 2021. The Office of First-Year Experience will forward details to each student accepted into an LLC.

WAIT LIST

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.

QUESTIONS

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

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

OFYE@louisiana.edu

337-482-6599