Combine academic and social learning for an unforgettable residence experience. 

Unique to StFX, a living learning community (LLC) is a way to explore your interests by living alongside students who share similar interests. We believe residence life should be an extension of student learning—LLCs support academic success, encourage personal growth, and inspire and enhance opportunities for your development beyond the classroom. 

Life in an LLC 

When you choose to live in an LLC, you’re able to participate in creative programs and academic experiences with peers, students, and faculty members. Students say that their LLC helped them forge stronger connections with faculty, civic leaders, and university administrators; gave them an increased sense of community at StFX; and deepened their content knowledge and hands-on experiences in the LLC topic. 

Unique learning opportunities   

LLCs give you the opportunity to take part in activities both on and off campus. There is 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. StFX offers LLCs themed around specific fields of study, areas of interest, and styles of living. 

Nursing LLC 

 Mount St. Bernard, single traditional rooms

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The Nursing LLC is open to first-year students considering a career in nursing or healthcare. Students enroll in nursing coursework, participate in nursing-related programming, and network with nursing faculty and educators, student leaders and university alumni. Students will be inspired and challenged by programming activities, and live with fellow students who share their passion for health and wellness. 

Living in this community, you will gain a broad perspective of the career opportunities available in the healthcare field; enjoy activities, including special events and workshops, that deepen your academic experience; network with nursing faculty, educators, advisors and alumni outside of the classroom; and participate in activities that introduce you to the practical aspects of the nursing profession.

Humanities Colloquium

Bishops Hall, 1st floor, double and single, traditional style  

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Open to first-year Arts students, the Humanities Colloquium LLC provides an introduction to Western culture and great works of philosophy, literature, and the arts. Students explore connections between these subjects as they collaborate with peers and faculty in a common intellectual exploration.  

Living in this community, you will learn to read critically, write effectively, and argue well; develop life-long friendships based on shared intellectual values; and engage in intellectual activities outside the classroom with members of the faculty and the wider community. 

Eco-living LLC

MacIsaac Hall, double and limited single, traditional style 

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Open to students from all years and levels of study who have a passion for the environment and wish to live an ecologically-conscious lifestyle.  

Living in this LLC, you will increase your awareness and understanding of sustainability and global citizenship issues; participate in active educational programs that promote individual and community well-being, and develop leadership and ethical decision-making skills that you can apply in a range of sustainability-related occupations. 

Substance-Free Living LLC

MacIsaac Hall, double and limited single, traditional style 

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Open to students of all disciplines and years of study who share a common commitment to a substance-free lifestyle. It is the responsibility of each member of the community to maintain the integrity of this position. 

Quieter Lifestyles LLC

MacIsaac Hall, double and limited single, traditional style 

While evening quiet hours are observed in every residence, this LLC is for students of all disciplines and years of study who prefer to live in an environment with greater restrictions on noise. Quieter Lifestyles Floors are arranged as demand requires. Standards for quiet are set by the residents on each floor.

Cost of living in an LLC 

Compared to living in a standard residence arrangement, living in an LLC costs an additional $50. This fee is payable to Residence Life on move-in day, and covers the costs of learning experiences over the course of the year. 

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

Applying to live in an LLC 

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