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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 housing@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 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.  

The Esports LLC at DePaul is a vibrant community where like-minded students come together to share their passion for Esports gaming. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a casual gamer, the Esports LLC provides a supportive and engaging environment for students to connect, collaborate, and compete. Our dedicated gaming spaces are designed to foster both casual and competitive play, creating an environment where students can hone their skills and build lasting friendships. This LLC will host a variety of events and workshops to provide valuable insights into the Esports industry, helping students forge connections and explore the potential of the Esports community beyond DePaul.

Students who would like to opt-in to the Esports LLC can express their interest in the housing agreement at myhousing.depaul.edu. For more information about the Esports Community at DePaul, please visit the official DePaul University Esports website.