Living-Learning Communities

Living-learning communities (LLCs) offer dedicated and distinctive themed living options to University Housing residents. All the LLCs are carefully planned and supported by University Housing staff and members of the community. They offer a sense of community through programs, conversations and faculty interaction centered on the member’s interest. Since all the members share interest in their community’s theme, members can expect to build genuine relationships and lifelong friends.

Roommate and Housing Information
Please note that your roommate must also apply for the same LLC and request you as a preferred roommate in order to be placed together. Also, please note that LLC applications are separate from the Housing Application. You must complete a Housing Application for 2018 – 2019 before you can be accepted into one of the LLCs. The 2018-2019 Housing Application will open on January 18, 2018.

Students who complete both the LLC application and Housing application and are accepted into a LLC will be guaranteed and placed in a room assignment on the LLC floor. Deadlines to guarantee placement on an LLC floor are:

First-Year students: June 1, 2018
Upper-Class students: CLOSED – We are no longer accepting applications for upper-class students. Please check back again in the Fall semester for information about 2019-2020 LLC applications.

Failure to complete the LLC application and Housing application by the deadlines will not guarantee acceptance or placement on an LLC floor. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and LLC room assignments will be first come, first serve.

What is the difference between LLCs and FLCs?
If you are a first year student, please note the information below:

Freshman Learning Communities (FLCs) – a distinguished academic initiative through Undergraduate Studies that focuses on supporting first-year students in their successful transition to college. Students enroll in a set of courses with a cohort of 20-25. FLCs group courses together based on a particular topic such as Arts & Humanities, Sciences, etc.

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) – an initiative through University Housing that provides students with a supportive learning environment, focused on providing a common experience for all students who live on campus, not solely first-year students. LLCs attempt to connect students to an academic area, theme, or interest. University Housing staff collaborate with other University resources and departments to develop programs and services appropriate to each LLC.

Students may join both a FLC and LLC. One is not dependent on the other. University Housing does have several LLCs that truly complement several FLC topics. In these cases, we encourage students to do both to further enhance their collegiate experience. To join a LLC, students do have to live on campus

*Please note that the Honors Living Learning Community application process is conducted by the Honors College. Please do not continue this application and visit http://honors.gsu.edu/housing/ for more information

Students who complete both the LLC application and housing application and are accepted into will be guaranteed a room assignment.


Steps to Apply

  1. Go to living-learning community application.
  2. Complete the online Housing application.
  3. Submit your applications

First-Year Living-Learning Communities 2018 – 2019

Piedmont North B: Floor 2
This LLC is designed to enhance leadership skills and potential; foster interpersonal, social, ethical and moral development and instill an attitude of social awareness and responsibility. Participants in this LLC will be required to enroll in the Panther Leadership, Engagement, Achievement, and Pride (L.E.A.P.) program for the fall semester unless they have previously completed the program. This LLC is open to anyone interested in the topic of leadership.
Piedmont North B: Floor 2
This LLC is designed to generate a community atmosphere where students can express and explore their creativity and artistic interests or skills. This floor is open to any and all students who have an interests in music, drama, art and design, film, theater and/or production. The community will also offer students the opportunity to attend performance events on campus and in the community, perform or display artwork and participate in performance-related community service activities.
Piedmont North A: Floor 3
The Outdoor Adventure! Community is designed to provide opportunities for interested residents to connect with nature and outdoor activities. Students will participate in a variety of outdoor trips such as hiking, whitewater rafting or horseback riding. This community is open to any residential student.
Piedmont Central: Floor 2
This LLC will introduce you to the many careers that exist in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and strategies to approach these careers. It can also provide you with support if you are in your first year in a STEM major. Not sure about what major you'd like to pursue, but interested in science and math? This LLC is still for you! The common courses that students take in the STEM LLC are general education courses that can be used in any STEM, or other, major. This LLC is open to anyone interested in the sciences or math. Students in Freshman Learning Communities (FLCs) with related topics are encouraged to join.
Piedmont Central: Floor 2
Students in this LLC will examine issues relevant to nurses and nursing as a career. Staff will collaborate with Nursing faculty and professionals to provide an overview of issues relevant to nursing education, practice, roles and responsibilities. This LLC is open to anyone, especially those interested in the field of nursing, attending the Pre-Nursing Freshman Learning Community (FLC) or interested in more about the language and culture of nursing than a classroom is able to provide.
Patton Hall: Floor 2-3
This LLC is for students in the Honors College. Georgia State University's Honor’s College offers high achieving and highly motivated students the resources to excel academically and to prepare for successful professional careers. Honors students have access to individualized advisement, small classes and seminars, priority registration and special housing in University Commons. The Honors College floors are open to incoming first year, transfer and current Georgia State students who meet the criteria for the Honors College at Georgia State University.
Commons D: Floor 1
This LLC provides students with the opportunity to live learn and participate in activities that have an entrepreneurship and innovation focus. Students with entrepreneurial ambitions will be able to connect with others who share similar interests and aspirations. Using resources provided by the E-House LLC and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, residents will begin to develop their ideas and participate in experiences such as workshops, competitions, mentorship, exposure to the Atlanta ecosystem and peer-to-peer networking.
Piedmont North A: Floor 3
Explore the culture and community of GSU's campus: Atlanta! Through activities such as walking tours, site visits, panel discussions and civic engagement, students will explore urban, community and social issues in Atlanta while making connections to their academic courses and their own life experiences. We will also incorporate sights and sounds that Atlanta has to offer to increase appreciation for arts and culture in our surrounding community. This LLC is open to any residential student.

Upper-Class Living Learning Communities 2018 -2019

Commons B: Floor 10
This LLC is designed to enhance leadership skills and potential; foster interpersonal, social, ethical and moral development and instill an attitude of social awareness and responsibility. Participants in this LLC will be required to enroll in the Panther Leadership, Engagement, Achievement, and Pride (L.E.A.P.) program for the fall semester unless they have previously completed the program. This LLC is open to anyone interested in the topic of leadership.
Commons B: Floor 12
This LLC is designed to generate a community atmosphere where students can express and explore their creativity and artistic interests or skills. This floor is open to any and all students who have an interests in music, drama, art and design, film, theater and/or production. The community will also offer students the opportunity to attend performance events on campus and in the community, perform or display artwork and participate in performance-related community service activities.
Commons B: Floor 11
The Outdoor Adventure! Community is designed to provide opportunities for interested residents to connect with nature and outdoor activities. Students will participate in a variety of outdoor trips such as hiking, whitewater rafting or horseback riding. This community is open to any residential student.
Commons A: Floor 14
Explore the culture and community of GSU's campus: Atlanta! Through activities such as walking tours, site visits, panel discussions and civic engagement, students will explore urban, community and social issues in Atlanta while making connections to their academic courses and their own life experiences. We will also incorporate sights and sounds that Atlanta has to offer to increase appreciation for arts and culture in our surrounding community. This LLC is open to any residential student.
Commons A: Floor 14
The Social Issues LLC is designed for students who are interested in the issues that impact the city of Atlanta. Participants in this LLC will be given the opportunity to actively address particular areas of our community and help make a difference throughout the year. Through various activities, student will explore urban community and social issues in Atlanta while making connections to their academic courses and their own life experiences. Focus will be on the following areas: hunger/homelessness, human trafficking, health care and education. This LLC is open to anyone interested in activating social change.
Commons A: Floors 10 – 13
This LLC is for students in the Honors College. Georgia State University's Honor’s College offers high achieving and highly motivated students the resources to excel academically and to prepare for successful professional careers. Honors students have access to individualized advisement, small classes and seminars, priority registration and special housing in University Commons. The Honors College floors are open to incoming first year, transfer and current Georgia State students who meet the criteria for the Honors College at Georgia State University.
Commons D: Floor 1
This LLC provides students with the opportunity to live learn and participate in activities that have an entrepreneurship and innovation focus. Students with entrepreneurial ambitions will be able to connect with others who share similar interests and aspirations. Using resources provided by the E-House LLC and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, residents will begin to develop their ideas and participate in experiences such as workshops, competitions, mentorship, exposure to the Atlanta ecosystem and peer-to-peer networking.
University Lofts: Floor 11
This LLC is an immersive environment for students pursuing majors or minors in various foreign languages. Through a partnership with the Department of World Languages and Cultures, students who participate in this LLC will gain insight into the language and culture outside of the classroom.
University Lofts: Floor 12
This LLC is specially designed for International Students, Global Studies, participants in the Study Abroad Program, and students who just love to travel and learn about the world we live in. This cross-cultural experience offers special programs, social activities, and interactions through which residents can make friends with people from all over the world while learning about their cultures. The challenges, joys, and opportunities of becoming a global citizen are explored and celebrated. Join in on the adventure!

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