Living Learning Communities

A group of leaders in various Living Learning Communities pose for a picture together

Welcome to a community of diverse learners, ambitious leaders, change-makers, and friends. We're excited you're here.

Explore Our Communities

What is an LLC?

Explore your passions, get involved, and make lasting friendships. The Living Learning Community Program at UCLA is a Residential Life initiative to support the academic, social, and personal needs of Bruins as they pursue their academic dreams. Students 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.

Each community collaborates with campus departments and student organizations, allowing students to engage in activities that enhance their collegiate experience. Students will be part of a close-knit community that supports academic success, cultivates safe and supportive environments, encourages personal growth, fosters social responsibility, and develops leaders here at [UCLA](http://www.ucla.edu/) and beyond.

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

How to Live with Us

Apply to join a Living Learning Community through the housing application. On the LLC page, indicate the communities that you prefer. For questions about the Housing Application, visit UCLA Housing’s website.

Pro tip! If you are in a roommate group, make sure your roommate(s) indicate the same LLC preferences on their housing application. Otherwise, you will not be placed in the LLC.

Community Development Internship

Students are the heartbeat of the Living Learning Community (LLC) program and the reason for its success. Within each community, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of events and activities created by their student leadership team made up of the Resident Assistant(s) and Community Development Intern (CDI). Interns help foster community through planning events, organizing academic initiatives, and coordinating with faculty and campus partners building the LLC experience.

For more information, visit the Community Development Intern Job Description Page.

Living Learning Communities Affiliates

Are you involved in a student organization or department on campus? We’d love to work with you! Student Organizations and Campus Entities are encouraged to partner with Living Learning Communities (LLCs) and the Transfer Experience on the Hill through our affiliate program. To collaborate, email livinglearning@orl.ucla.edu.

We invite our Student Organization affiliates to request space reservations in the Living Learning Communities Lounge in Rieber Hall Room 135. The form to reserve a time slot in the lounge will be posted in September.

Academic Support

Residential Life strives to ensure your academic success. Take advantage of the academic resources and support available to you, right where you live. Don't be shy, reach out to explore what these services can offer!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an LLC a club or organization?

An LLC is a ResLife initiative, not a student organization. It is connected with a student's housing assignment and unites students with a similar interest or identity to live together on a floor. Much like a student organization, it is led by student leaders and students in the LLC get to shape their experience and contribute to its programs and events.

Where are the LLCs located?

Classic halls:

Private Bath:

Deluxe Halls:

What does the application process look like for LLCs?

All students, returning and new, apply to live on an LLC through their housing application. Some years, a supplemental application is required for returning students. The application will be sent to the email associated with your housing account. You will usually have 1-2 weeks to complete it. Application processes can differ year to year so be sure to stay up to date with housing deadlines and requirements on UCLA Housing's website.

How can I look for roommates who are also interested in an LLC?

There isn't a way for you to filter your housing roommate search portal for LLC students. However, finding a roommate beforehand is not necessary, and the majority of LLC students are grouped with roommates they did not know beforehand.

Do transfers live in buildings other than the Transfer Experience in Holly?

Every year, we have more transfers requesting to live in Holly than we can accommodate. Therefore, many Transfers end up across the Hill. Transfer Experience events in De Neve Holly are open to all students so you are welcome to engage as you see fit. There’s also a Transfer Student Center on campus that provides many opportunities for Transfers to connect with one another.

How is living in a LLC unique from living on a non-LLC floor?

Take a look!

Will choosing a LLC increase my chances of getting on-campus housing?

No. Choosing to live in an LLC does not change your chances of getting housing. Housing is assigned through a lottery system.

If I no longer want to live in an LLC how do I move out?

Wanting to move out of an LLC is no different from any other housing floor. If you decide before you move in, submit a Change of Assignment Request (CAR) through your housing portal. If you decide after move in, contact your building's Resident Director.

Are there mandatory events for people in LLCs?

There are no mandatory LLC events, however, your experience will largely be shaped by how you decide to engage. Most students in the community are quite involved with the LLC's events and initiatives.

How can I get involved if I am not living on an LLC floor?

Welcome! If you don't live in an LLC, but want to get involved, please email livinglearning@orl.ucla.edu. We will get you in contact with the LLC's leadership team so you can stay up to date with events.

Is there a virtual component to LLCs?

Each of the LLCs has a Slack channel where resources and opportunities relevant to the LLC are shared. Any UCLA student is welcome to join.

Are there any LLC leadership opportunities?

Many! Each LLC has a Community Development Intern who connects with residents and helps bring the LLC to life. This is a paid position. Students can also apply to be the Resident Assistant of the LLC. In addition to these compensated positions, there are many volunteer leadership opportunities on the floor for you to work with the leadership team to plan socials, share resources, and even celebrate birthdays.

Can I choose my roommate group and live in an LLC?

Yes, BUT be sure that all people in your roommate group list their LLC preferences in the same order on your housing application. This will ensure that the assignment process goes smoothly.

My LLC's affiliated GE Cluster doesn't fit in my schedule. Is it ok if I don't enroll?

It is ok if you do not enroll in the GE Cluster. That component of the LLC program is an awesome way for you to meet your LLC community members while sharing in scholarly pursuits and is therefore highly encouraged. However, we understand that depending on your class schedule and what school you're enrolled in, it may not be possible for you. Rest assured, there are many more ways to meet people!

Questions?

Contact us at livinglearning@orl.ucla.edu.