The Living Learning Communities
Living learning communities are located in Great Basin Hall and the Nevada Living Learning Community residence hall. Participation in a living learning community is required for all Nevada Living Learning Community residents. Participation in a living learning community is optional for Great Basin Hall residents.
Living Learning Communities in Great Basin Hall
The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Living Learning Community (LLC) is focused on building community among women who are pursuing degrees in science, math, and engineering programs. As incoming freshmen, all members of the WiSE LLC cohort will live together on the same floor of Great Basin Hall. For more information, a complete list of eligible majors and eligibility requirements, and the supplemental application, please see the WiSE LLC webpage.
Open to all first-year students with a declared major in the College of Engineering. Students involved in the community take an Introduction to Engineering course and have the opportunity to interact with other engineering students who share their academic interests, making the creation of study groups and the establishment of support systems more convenient. Students are also eligible to participate in dedicated math and English sections with other students on the floor.
This Living Learning Community is for incoming freshmen with a declared major offered by the College of Science. The goal of the program is to develop a community among College of Science freshmen who have similar academic interests and goals, along with providing mentorship and some extracurricular activities to enhance their first year at the university. For more information, the supplemental application, a complete list of eligible majors, and eligibility requirements, please see the College of Science LLC webpage.
Living Learning Communities in the Nevada LLC Residence Hall
A living learning community that gives Honors students the opportunity to take classes, participate in social activities, and live with other Honors students who share an interest in academic and professional issues. The community is open to qualified students of all academic majors who have been admitted to the Honors Program.
Designed for new business students to achieve academic and personal success in their first year. Students will interact with each other and with Nevada faculty and staff by enrolling in a common set of courses including IS 101, BUS 101 and dedicated sections of required math and English classes. The Business Living Learning Community is open to all freshmen business students.
Open to all first-year students majoring in Early Childhood, Elementary, Special, Secondary, or Integrated Education programs, or Human Development and Family Studies. Residents involved in the community take the freshman seminar for education students (EDU 110) and are also eligible to participate in dedicated math and English sections with other students on the floor.
Available to all first-year students with a declared major within the School of Community Health Sciences. Students involved in this community will take an introductory course together as directed by their academic advisor. The community will facilitate the opportunity for students to interact with other students who share a course of study and career aspirations. Health Science Living Learning Community students will also be placed in designated math and English sections and will be provided with a group forum to augment their academic life as well as provide for both study and social activities. The Community Health Sciences (CHS) major is advised for individuals interested in the nursing path.
Open to all first-year students majoring in Journalism. Students involved in the community take an introductory Journalism course (107/108, and/or 110) approved by their advisor and have the opportunity to interact with students who share their course of study, making the formation of study groups and support networks more convenient. Students are also eligible to participate in dedicated math and English sections with other students on the floor.
Hispanic Cultural Heritage
This living learning community is open to all qualified students, including Hispanic Gateway Scholarship Recipients, those pursuing a dual degree or dual major in Spanish, and interested students who wish to participate in the Hispanic Gateway Program.
Gender, Sexuality, and Identity
This living learning community is open to all qualified students who identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or allies. This community explores many topics around LGBTQIA+ identities and history.
Open to all first-year students who are either undecided about their major or are in a major not included in one of the communities above. Members of this community will take their math and English course with other residents on their floor. If undecided, students will also be required to take the Academic and Career Exploration course (ACE 100).
What do I need to do to apply for a living learning community?
- Apply and be accepted to the University of Nevada, Reno and, if applicable, the Honors Program
- Apply for On-Campus housing and submit the initial payment (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
- Within your housing application, you must indicate interest in living learning communities in order to be considered
- In addition to the housing application, 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
- To be considered, you must become eligible for freshman registration by completing the following tasks in MyNevada:
- Making your $250 Advanced Registration payment
- Completing your Advanced Registration Questionnaire
- Students who apply and are eligible for freshman registration will be contacted regarding their eligibility for the Living Learning Community beginning in February
- 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.