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Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities, or LLCs, are one of many ways we support the personal development and academic success of our residents. LLCs offer students the chance to live with others who share similar majors or interests. LLCs also give students the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff. Research has linked LLC participation to higher GPAs, increased student engagement, and improved graduation rates.

Each LLC is unique, allowing students, faculty and staff to tailor their experience. Faculty involvement may include programs, shared meals in the dining halls, presentations in the residence halls, tutoring and mentoring. Some LLCs may also offer special equipment or research materials.

Students must meet eligibility requirements for an LLC (or have an exception from the contact person listed on the LLC page) in order to reside in the LLC. Eligibility varies by LLC. Our LLC program is reviewed and updated annually, which may lead to changes to designations, locations, programming, etc.

If you have questions about eligibility or would like more information about a specific LLC, click on the appropriate LLC page in the list on the left. For general LLC information, contact the University Housing Education & Outreach office at 618.453.7535 or email us at

How to Get Into an LLC

If You are Eligible to Select Your Own Room
You will have the option to choose any LLC or non-LLC space for which you are eligible, provided space is available. See below for instructions on how to meet eligibility requirements. You will not be able to join an LLC until your Room Selection date and time.

If You Will Be Assigned a Room
You will be able to indicate a preference for an LLC.

Room selection and assignment info is available here.


Specific eligibility requirements for each LLC are listed on the individual LLC pages.