What are Living-Learning Communities?

Looking for something a little extra in your living experience? Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are a great example of UWG's commitment to scholarly achievement, creative expression, and service to humanity. LLCs are specialized living environments for small groups of first-time, first-year students centered on specific themes and integrating common academic courses, custom programming, and mentoring. Research indicates that students who participate in LLCs earn higher grades and are more satisfied with the overall college experience than other students. Applying to an LLC is optional and not required to secure housing.

More Information about LLCs

  • Honors

    Join a community of scholars for intellectual pursuits both in and out of the classroom!  The Honors LLC is a dedicated floor for first-year students who are also members of the Honors College. Students will participate in programs that focus on increasing academic achievement, building community, and developing a sense of service.   Honors faculty, staff, and special guests will visit the community to host discussions, dinners, service projects, and social events.  Honors LLC students will be enrolled in common sections of an Honors interdisciplinary studies course that meets core curriculum requirements.

    Benefits of the Honors LLC Program Include:

    Living with other motivated Honors students in a close knit community that is diverse and respectful.
    Special programming including but not limited to, guest speakers, academic and social programs, service projects, and cultural events.
    Additional access to academic resources such as advising, Honors College faculty, classroom space, and mentors.

    Where is the community located?The Oaks (2300 floor). There are 35 spaces allotted for this community. This is the top floor, so there will be no noisy neighbors overhead! Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for the Honors living-learning community must be members of the Honors College. To whom is the community open?The Honors LLC is open to first-year students who are admitted to the Honors College. Prospective Honors students must fill out the New Freshman Application, and must meet two of the following five minimum academic requirements for admission to the Honors College:   
    1. 3.5 High School GPA
    2. 1750 SAT Composite Or 26 ACT Composite
    3. 650 SAT Critical Reading Or 28 ACT English
    4. 650 SAT Math Or 28 ACT Math
    5. 600 SAT Writing Or 26 ACT Writing
    What are the Requirements to Participate in the Honors LLC?To foster student success in the Honors LLC, members are expected to actively participate in the Honors-LLC programs and events throughout the year. Honors LLC students will be enrolled in common sections of an Honors interdisciplinary studies course that meets core curriculum requirements. Is there a fee for the community?Yes, Honors LLC members are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community programming.
  • Richard College of Business

    The Business Living-Learning Community is a full floor of the Oaks residence hall dedicated to housing students majoring in any subject within the Richards College of Business (RCOB). LLC students not only live together, but they take at least two courses together during the fall and spring semesters. This intentional design allows for students interested in the business-related topics to not only learn together but live together and help to support each other academically. This community helps first-year students by giving them the opportunity to learn about business and the RCOB while also engaging in social programming within the Oaks to help build friendships at UWG. Students chosen for the business LLC will have higher levels of contact with RCOB faculty and get additional advising support to aid in their success. The LLC is placed in the Oaks, which is close to both RCOB buildings.

    Where is the community located?
    The Oaks - 2100 & 2200 Floors

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for this community must participate in this program.

    Are there required courses?
    Yes. Students will be assigned before attending Orientation. 

    To whom is the community open?
    This community is for first-year Business Majors only..

    Is there a fee for the community?  
    No
  • Music 
     

    The music community continues to operate as a space for Music students to live, but as these students do not pay the extra social fee and the collaboration between Music and HRL is nonexistent, this LLC is more or less left alone. We provide the bus for transport for the ones in marching band to the stadium, but have been no specialized programs for them. One thing that is important about their location is the music practice room and the music computer lab on their floor in Bowdon.

    Where is the community located?
    Bowdon Hall - 2nd Floor

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for this community must participate in this program.

    Are there required courses?
    Yes. Students will be assigned before attending Orientation. 

    To whom is the community open?
    This community is for first-year Music Majors only..

    Is there a fee for the community?  
    No