Living Learning Communities (LLCs)
In these communities, students with shared academic, social and cultural interests live on the same floor and attend courses together. This experience is considered a "high-impact practice," promoting the following:
- Higher grade point averages
- Higher first-year to second-year retention rate
- Students less likely to be academically dismissed after their first year of college
- Higher percentage of students graduating on time
- A greater sense of community and belonging than non-LLC students, especially at research-intensive institutions
Living Learning Communities are grounded in the belief that learning is an active and dynamic process that occurs inside and outside the classroom. With faculty and staff directly connected to LLCs, residents have more opportunities to build relationships with professors and invested campus partners right where they live. Residents in LLCs benefit from additional resources, support, and enhanced activities centered around a specific focus in order to elevate their Wolf Pack experience.
As a result of actively participating in Living Learning Communities, students will be able to:
- Interact and engage with academic and administrative faculty outside of the classroom
- Develop personal relationships with peers of similar academic, social and cultural interests
- Take at least one shared required course with others in their living learning community
- Attend programs and events relevant to their major or common focus
- Receive academic advising and other academic services in their residence hall
What do I need to do to apply for a living learning community?
Apply for on-campus housing
You do not need to wait to be accepted to the University to apply for housing. As soon as you apply for the University and have your NSHE ID, you can apply for housing.
Meet eligibility requirements for courses
Your high school transcripts and placement exams will be used to determine eligibility
Indicate interest in living learning communities in your housing application
- In addition to the housing application, the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and Science Living Learning Communities require a supplemental application
- During the housing assignments process, indicating an interest in living learning communities will supersede all other buildings and roommate preferences
Become eligible for freshman registration
Complete the following tasks in MyNevada:
- Making your $250 Advanced Registration payment
- Completing your Advanced Registration Questionnaire
- Submit all required immunization records
Students who apply and are eligible for freshman registration will be contacted regarding their eligibility for the Living Learning Community beginning in January
If students have already taken or tested out of the required courses for the living learning communities in which they are interested, they may be considered ineligible
Living Learning Community spaces are filled on a first-come-first-served based on housing application date and meeting eligibility requirements. Application to the Living Learning Community does not guarantee acceptance to a community.