The Liberal Arts Living Learning Community

The Living Learning Community building is home to nine sub-LLCs, including liberal arts. You can explore the Nevada LLC online using our virtual tour or view a video with residence hall highlights.

About the Living Learning Community

You can take a self-guided, virtual tour of the Nevada LLC using the link below. For residents who are unable to use this interactive tour, we've created a video tour highlighting the Nevada Living Learning Community's main features.

The College of Liberal Arts Living Learning Community is a unique residential experience for first-year students with a liberal arts major. This living learning community integrates high-impact experiences that promote students’ development of essential liberal arts skills such as innovative thinking, problem-solving, critical analysis, and communication and provides students with consistent support in achieving success at the University and beyond.

Students living in the Liberal Arts LLC enroll in a common course in the fall semester. The common course for fall 2023 is WLL 280 – Developing Intercultural Competence. WLL 280 guides students in deepening their understanding of their own and other cultures with a particular emphasis on the importance of intercultural competence in the workplace.


By the end of the academic year, students in the Liberal Arts Living Learning Community will:

  • Develop a strong sense of community with their peers as well as a solid connection to their majors, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Recognize shared academic, social, and cultural interests among liberal arts students and disciplines.
  • Engage with the Applied Liberal Arts initiative by exploring the various liberal arts disciplines as well as related careers and professional organizations.
  • Develop their intercultural competence and make progress toward graduation in four years by satisfying CO6 with completion of WLL 280. 

Examples of activities in the Liberal Arts Living Learning Community

The Liberal Arts Living Learning Community features social activities and special events both in the residence hall and on campus. Residents will have the opportunity to 

  • Meet faculty from every department and program in the College via a spring-semester speaker series.
  • Participate in special advising sessions with CLA academic advisors, workshops on internships and other opportunities for professional development with the college’s experiential learning coordinator, and other academic and professional development activities.
  • Connect with student and community leaders serving on the College’s Student Advisory Board and Community Advisory Board.
  • Meet with the Dean and Associate Deans to learn more about the College and its mission.
  • The LLC is home to about 320 residents, participating in a range of living learning communities.
  • The LLC has four classrooms located on the first floor.
  • The LLC includes a television lounge, quiet study lounges, and living rooms on every floor
  • The LLC offers three-bedroom suites, accommodating five to six residents, and single rooms.
  • Each resident has a single oak bed, which may be bunked, desk, chair, dresser and closet.
  • Each suite has a common bathroom area with a vanity, separate showers and toilets, and two or three bedrooms.
  • Participation in a living learning community is required for all Nevada Living Learning Community residents.