Living Learning Communities

2020-2021 Virtual Living Learning Communities

To current UCLA students living on and off campus: join us virtually this year! While “community” may be built in new ways, it will still be the motivation behind all that we do. We look forward to connecting with you!

Join a Virtual LLC!

What is a Living Learning Community (LLC)?

Sponsored by Residential Life, LLCs are a place for students to explore their passions, get involved, receive support, and make friends. In these living-learning environments, Bruins participate in programs that cater to their academic, social, and personal needs. 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 is associated with a number of campus departments and student organizations, giving students the opportunity to engage in additional activities that enhance their overall 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 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 your community a successful and enjoyable experience!

How To Join

Applications to join a Living Leanring Community are all done through a student’s housing application. As you go through, make sure to indicate your interest in a Living Leanring Community and let us know which community you prefer. For questions about the Housing Application, visit UCLA Housing’s website.

Pro tip: If you are requesting a roommate, make sure your roommate also indicates this on their housing application! Otherwise, you will not be placed in the LLC.

Living Learning Communities for 2021-2022:

Afrikan Diaspora
Creative Collective
First to Go
Gender, Sexuality, & Society
Global Health
Public Service & Civic Engagement
Technology & Innovation
Transfer Experience

Community Development Internship

One of the pivotal factors that contributes to the success and overall experience of the Living Learning Community (LLC) are the students. 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. Interns help foster community through planning virtual events, organizing academic initiatives, and coordinating with faculty and campus partners to collaborate on building a curriculum for the LLC.

For more information, visit the CDI 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 LLC Coordinator Abigail Johnson at

We invite our Student Organization affiliates to request space reservations in the Living Learning Communities Lounge in Rieber Hall Room 135. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this is on hold until it is safe again for us to gather in person.


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