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Living Learning Communities

​​​​​​​​​​Guided and advised by the Department of Housing & Residence Life and other campus partners, Living Learning Communities (LLCs) allow students to take ownership of their living and learning, and enhance students’ overall experience on campus. 

iving Learning Communities provide opportunities for students with similar interests to live and engage together on the same floor of a residence hall. Students in LLCs are typically enrolled in classes with one another, and Resident Assistants (RAs) create a programming curriculum to augment learning in and outside of the classroom. These communities also provide a connection to dedicated faculty and staff at DePaul University. 

The application process varies among Living Learning Communities, but the deadline to apply is May 1. To determine eligibility for a particular LLC, newly admitted students may reach out to an Admissions Counselor and current students may contact staff in Housing & Residence Life. For general information about LLCs, email resedlivinglearning@depaul.edu​.​​

​LLCs offered at DePaul​

First-year Honors students who have applied for campus housing will be able to request the First-Year Honors Living Learning Community. This housing option provides students with a unique opportunity to participate in and contribute to the co-curricular elements of the Honors Program and foster a strong sense of community as they form important friendships with like-minded students. 

The Continuing Honors Living Learning Community is for students who want to stay on campus and live alongside fellow Honors students. This housing option is reserved for Honors students with sophomore, junior, or senior status. Students on this floor will maintain the lifelong friendships formed during their first-year while also creating new significant connections. This LLC ensures the continuation of community building amongst students to maximize student success.

As a special note, students living in the First-Year Honors LLC or the Continuing Honors LLC must be enrolled in the Honors Program at DePaul University. 

The Catholic Living Learning Community is a yearlong experience of community, faith, learning, and friendship through Catholic Campus Ministry. Students selected to live in this community will live on the same floor in one of our residence halls on-campus. There is also an opportunity to take class together, engage in weekly dinners, and attend guest lectures. In addition, students will pray together and attend Sunday Mass to deepen their understanding of Catholicism and their own personal faith. Participation in this community does include a scholarship. Please visit the Catholic Campus Ministry website for more information. 

The Men of Color Living Learning Community is a partnership between Housing & Residence Life and the Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS) to increase access and success for men of color at DePaul. The Men of Color LLC is a part of OMSS’ larger Men of Color Initiative, which exists to provide opportunities for engagement that facilitate a sense of belonging, persistence to graduation, and readiness for life after college with a particular emphasis on the intersection of race, gender, and college success. 

The Pathways Honors Program is designed for highly motivated students interested in pursuing a graduate health professions program. The Living Learning Community option provides a smaller group of Pathways Honors students an opportunity to live on the same floor of a Lincoln Park residence hall and be a part of a supportive residential environment. Through this experience, students will be involved in some of the same classes and engage in co-curricular activities aimed at helping them to prepare for their future careers as healthcare professionals.  

Housing & Residence Life is proud to partner with the Office of Health, Promotion & Wellness to provide a Living Learning Community for students who are dedicated to leading a substance-free lifestyle in a welcoming, safe, and fun environment. Unlike other LLCs, students are not required to be in a specific academic program. The SEEDS LLC consists of students from various majors, campus interests, and backgrounds that share common beliefs.