Living Learning Communities

What is a Living Learning Community?

An initiative sponsored by Residential Life, it is a living-learning environment where students with similar interests live together and participate in programs that cater to their academic, social, and personal needs. Students living in these communities have the opportunity to partake in academic experiences with their peers and interact with faculty, enjoying the benefits of being part of a diverse community that shares scholarly interests.

Students will also have the chance to explore the greater Los Angeles area with their peers. Each community is associated with a number of campus departments and student organizations, giving students the opportunity to engage in additional activities both on campus and in the LA community that enhance their overall collegiate experience. Students will be part of a close-knit, living-learning community that supports academic success, cultivates safe and supportive environments, encourages personal growth, fosters social responsibility, and develops leaders here at UCLA and beyond.

All students, regardless of major, identity, or background, are strongly encouraged to apply for a Living Learning Community. All you need is your passion to make living in your community a successful and enjoyable experience!

Community Development Internship

The application for Community Development Interns (CDIs) is now open. Students living in the LLCs next year are invited to apply to be the intern for their floor. Interns will help foster community on the floor through planning events, organizing academic initiatives, and coordinating with faculty and campus partners to collaborate on building a curriculum for the floor.

For more information and to apply, visit the CDI Job Description Page.

NEW THIS YEAR: The Creative Collective Living Learning Community

The Visual and Performing Arts Collective Floor is evolving into the Creative Collective!
“We are the storytellers, the music-makers, poets, artists, designers, movers, and dreamers. Through creativity we interpret and express the world around us and within ourselves, making connections that bring our campus community together.”

An important notice if you decide to apply!

If you would like to live with a specific roommate in a Living Learning Community, you both must choose “Living Learning Communities” as your housing option and name each other as desired roommates when prompted. You will be placed with your preferred roommate if this step is followed and the application is completed, as space allows.

Living Learning Communities Locations for 2019-2020:

Afrikan Diaspora - Rieber Hall 4 North
Chicanx/Latinx - Sproul Hall 2
Creative Collective - Hedrick Hall 6 South
First to Go - Hedrick Hall 5 South
Gender, Sexuality, & Society - De Neve Acacia View 5
Global Health - Dykstra Hall 5
Pilipinx - Dykstra Hall 2
Public Service & Civic Engagement - Rieber 3 South
Sustainability - Rieber Hall 3 South
Technology & Innovation - Sproul Hall 3 South
Transfer Experience - Holly

Living Learning Communities Affiliates

In an effort to better connect and identify student group partnerships with the 10 Living Learning Communities (LLCs) and the Transfer Experience on the Hill, Residential Life has opened an application for student groups to apply to be an affiliate of up two LLCs. Affiliates also have access to apply to use the Living Learning Communities Lounge in Rieber Hall Room 135.

The Application for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. For more information and to apply to be an affiliate and to use the LLC Lounge space, please complete The Application. Submissions will be evaluated on a quarterly basis. After you become an affiliate, you will be contacted Week 7 to submit an application for a time slot the following quarter.


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