Living and Learning Communities

Why Living Learning Communities?

Living Learning Communities create a more academically-supportive environment for students in the residence halls.  Created to enhance the residential and educational experience of students at Loyola Marymount University, participants live together in a residence hall community and take one or more courses together. 

  • Enhanced residential experiences
  • Enhanced academic experiences
  • Improved connections with faculty
  • Greater engagement in the LMU community
  • Increased satisfaction with your overall LMU experience

Mission of Living Learning Communities:

The Academic and Student Affairs divisions at LMU collaborate to assist students' successful adjustment to and transitions through their collegiate experience by offering a variety of Living Learning Communities (LLCs) 

  • A student's active participation in a Living Learning Community will empower them to realize their full potential in mind, body, and spirit.
  • Living Learning Community students will experience academic success and personal development, become involved in campus life, and value engagement in further curricular and co-curricular pursuits.

More Reasons Why Students Participate in our Living Learning Communities

  • To help facilitate a smoother academic and social transition to college
  • To create strong academic skills to aid in academic success
  • To aid in their retention at the institution
  • To create avenues of learning about others different from themselves
  • To develop an openness to views different from their own

Our Six Communities

LMU currently has six specialized communities where students live together and take the same course(s), please click on each community to receive further information.