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Living Learning Communities

WHAT IS A LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY?

A living learning communities (LLC) is a unique residence community that gives students an opportunity to immerse themselves in a particular lifestyle or field of study, while living alongside students who share similar interests.

LLCs combine academic and social learning for an unforgettable residence experience. They are created with the view that residence life should be an extension of student learning, enhancing opportunities for development and learning beyond the classroom. Students living in these communities can participate in creative programs and academic experiences with peers, students and faculty members, while being part of a supportive living and learning environment.

 

WHY WOULD I JOIN AN LLC?

When you live in an LLC at StFX, you’ll have opportunities to connect with peers, students, faculty and staff both in and out of the classroom. You’ll also take part in fun, engaging programs that deepen knowledge, understanding and appreciation of your LLC theme.

As a student living in an LLC, you will enjoy:

  • Closer connections with faculty, civic leaders and university administrators
  • Increased sense of community at StFX
  • Greater content knowledge and hands-on experiences in the LLC topic
  • Peer- and professionally-led support, created with students’ interests and development in mind

LLCs are associated with one or more faculty departments and organizations, giving you the opportunity to take part in activities both on- and off-campus. There is also a dedicated upper-year peer mentor living in residence who will plan events and provide support to ensure a strong and engaging community is maintained all year. By living in an LLC, you’ll be part of a community that supports academic success, builds a supportive learning environment, encourages personal growth, and develops leaders here at StFX and beyond.

 

WHAT ARE THE LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES?

StFX offers LLCs themed around particular fields of study, general areas of interest, and styles of living.

 

Academic-Based Living Learning Communities 

 

Lifestyle-Based Living Learning Communities 

 

WHAT DO LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES COST?

LLC costs include the regular fee for living in residence, plus a $50 fee to cover the costs of learning experiences over the year. The $50 LLC fee is payable to Residence Life on move-in day.

There is no $50 LLC fee for those living in the Lifestyle-Based LLCs (Substance-Free Living and Quieter Lifestyles)

 

HOW DO I APPLY TO LIVE IN AN LLC?

Does an LLC sound like your ideal residence experience? If you’ll be living in residence at StFX for the first time, indicate your interest on the residence portion of your StFX admission application. You’ll soon receive a brief questionnaire where you can tell us why you think an LLC is the right fit for you!

If you’re a returning residence student who wants to live in an LLC, complete this brief application form.

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