Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are for students who share a common interest or academic pursuit, to live and study in an intentional educational community. LLC's create a more academically and relationally supportive environment for students living on campus and enhance the residential and educational experience of students.
Research shows that students who are involved in a Living Learning Community have elevated academic success, easier experience connecting with peers, increased graduation rates and overall higher satisfaction with their college experience.
There are many reasons to participate in Living Learning Communities at LMU, including:
- To help facilitate the academic and social transition to college
- To create strong academic skills to aid student's success
- To increase collaboration with faculty, peers and LMU community
- To aid in their retention at the institution
- To integrate academic and co-curricular experiences
- To promote increased satisfaction of the LMU college experience
- To develop an openness to views different from their own
Living Learning & Theme Communities
At First To Go @ LMU, any student whose parent(s) and/or care giver(s) did not receive a bachelor’s degree in the United States is referred to as a first-generation college student. The First-Gen Forever LLC aims to create an intersectional, identity-conscious living environment for incoming first-year, first-generation college students. The First To Go Scholars Program, and its living community (First-Gen Forever), aim to empower students who have been systematically underserved in higher education. In collectively celebrating our first-gen identity, we create a community that pioneers initiatives in service of justice and advocates for first-gen student equity, access, and inclusion. First-Gen Forever LLC will stimulate academic, personal, and professional success for first-generation students by immersing first-year, first-gen students in a holistic living environment supported by faculty, staff and University resources.
- Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org; 310.338.76779
- FirstGen Website
- Housing: Palm North
- Follow us on Instagram @ftglmu - FirstGen Video
The University Honors Program operates the HONORS LLC which aims to prepare students for a full and intellectual life. The program integrates the Honors program with a living and learning curriculum to maximize student's experience and enhance the first year experience. Along with taking two courses in the academic year, members of the LLC will enjoy office hours with honors faculty and staff, allowing for more interaction than just the confines of the classroom. There are also extracurricular events (trips and events) facilitated by the University Honors program faculty and staff. Students must be enrolled in the Honors program to apply.
The Seaver College Living Learning Community (LLC) is a living-learning community program for first-year students in the Seaver College of Science and Engineering. Students majoring in any of the fields of study within Seaver College are eligible. Students enroll in a 1-unit seminar together, live together in the same dormitory building, and engage in co-curricular experiences designed to create a fully integrated learning experience. These components further the student's interest and success in pursuing careers in the sciences.
- Contacts: email@example.com
- Housing: TBD
This community will help students build bonds with their peers across SFTV and develop skills to become thoughtful, conscientious, and ethical collaborators. The program stresses the importance of inclusive collaboration and the value of learning from a wide variety of creative and academic perspectives. Students will foster relationships with fellow film lovers, creators, and thinkers that lead to successful collaborations on projects during their time at LMU, and even beyond college.
- More Information: Full Description
- Contacts: Mikki.Kressbach@lmu.edu - 310.338.3033
- Housing: Del Rey South
The Transfer Living Learning Community (TRLLC) is an intentional year-long program that helps new, incoming transfer students transition successfully into the LMU environment and experience. Students living in a residential community maximize their opportunities during their time at LMU. Members of the Transfer Community will become leaders on campus and become involved at LMU right away, take a 1-unit Ignatian Leadership Course for both Fall and Spring Semesters, and have a peer support group to help navigate the University environment.
Contact: Matt.Reinig@lmu.edu - 310.338.5252
Housing: Palm South
The Academic Community of Excellence (ACE) prepares students from historically underrepresented groups to pursue graduate and professional school. Students take classes and reside together (resident advisors and commuter students are exempt from living in McCarthy), attend conferences and social engagements, engage with faculty and alumni, and more. ACE students also practice the importance of serving others by mentoring high school students who are preparing for admission to college.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org - (310) 338-5348
Highlighting the Ignatian roots of the LMU Mission statement, the Arrupe LLC seeks to help students understand and intentionally live out this mission that grounds their education at LMU in creative, practical ways. Arrupe provides many opportunities that balance body, mind, heart, and spirit, as well as extracurricular opportunities for students to foster action and reflection in the midst of partnered academic and extracurricular settings facilitated by live-in staff according to Ignatian principles.
Contact: Marc.Reeves@lmu.edu - (310) 338-5708
Housing: Palm South
Gender and Intersectional Leadership Community
The Gender and Intersectional Leadership Themed Community will aid all students with an interest in developing their understanding of the complex ways gender and identity shape the world around us and our experience of community. The program will provide the opportunity for 18 sophomore, junior, and senior LMU students to live together in a housing pod in the Palm Quad community. The Theme Community will develop friendships, create student opportunities, and will provide a safe space for students to live comfortably. You will get the opportunity to be with this pod interacting in social material together, get to have highlighted resources from multiple admin and faculty, and will have a lovely space to call home.
- Must be a sophomore, Junior, or Senior in the 2024-2025 Academic Year
- Student Housing, (310) 338-2963 or email@example.com
- Stuart Moskovitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Global House provides students of different nationalities and diverse cultures with the opportunity to live and learn together in a community of mutual respect, understanding, and international friendship. The House consists of seven undergraduate students with an interest in intercultural competency and awareness.
Students are welcome to apply as an individual or in a roommate group of 2 people. Please note that acceptance to the Global House is not guaranteed for roommate groups and applications will be considered on an individual basis.
*You do not need to be an international student to apply for the Global House*
Contact: email@example.com - (310) 338-2937
The University Honors Program operates the HONORS LLC which aims to prepare students for a full and intellectual life. The program integrates the Honors program with a living and learning curriculum to maximize student's experience. Along with taking two courses in the academic year, members of the LLC will enjoy office hours with honors faculty and staff, allowing for more interaction than just the confines of the classroom. There are also extracurricular events (trips and events) facilitated by the University Honors program faculty and staff. Students must be enrolled in the Honors program to apply.
Contact: Trevor.Zink@lmu.edu - (310) 338-5331
Housing: O'Malley (Sophmore, Junior, Senior)
LMU students have a passion for service. Located in a house directly off-campus, the residents of the Service and Action House take that passion further by assuming leadership roles where their community service can make a powerful difference. The Service and Action House also places emphasis on Jesuit Volunteer Corps values by emulating the four pillars of spirituality, social justice, community and simple living. House members participate in spirituality nights, reflection nights regarding social justice issues, service projects and a variety of social justice and community events.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org - (310) 338-2959
The Service Learning Community’s mission is to cultivate the next generations of leaders to be people with and for others. The SLC is a sophomore community where students engage in hands-on service in the Los Angeles community, take LMU Core Curriculum courses together and practice communal living.
Please note that students in this LLC must take EDLA 491: Leadership Seminar III - Community Values of Leadership in Fall 2023. This is a one credit course from the Ignatian Leadership Institute on Tuesdays from 1:45-3:00 PM. Students must show proof of registration for the course by the end of the Spring 2023 Semester to remain in the LLC. Failure to register or dropping the class will mean reassignment outside of the Service Learning Community.
- Must be a sophomore in the 2024-2025 Academic Year.
Contact: Chelsea.Brown@lmu.edu - (310) 338-1642
Housing: Palm South
Additional Theme Housing Program Options at LMU
Loyola Marymount University also provides a variety of Themed Housing for students to live together and experience intentional programs and events around a particular theme without taking a class or other strict curricular requirement. Please see the Themed Communities webpage for more information.
- LAX: Los Angeles Experience
- LEAD: Leadership, Empowerment and Achievement in Doheny
- ROAR: Recreation and Outdoor Adventure in Rosecrans
- Home Stretch
Please contact the Housing office at 310-338-2963 or e-mail Housing@lmu.edu for more info.