For many first-year students, it’s a unique way to begin college life.
by Sarah Gawronski, Admissions Counselor
Living Learning Communities at the University of New Haven provide first-year students with outstanding, out-of-class, co-curricular, and residential experiences.
Built around an academically based or interest-based peer group, the community affords participants with additional faculty interaction, collaboration with students within the major course of study, and a variety of activities to complement in-class assignments and pertinent current topics.
Students within the Living Learning Community live on a common floor with a Residential Life staff member that has been specially selected to work with that particular LLC. In addition, faculty work together with the staff from the Office of Residential Life to use the residence hall space as a setting for co-curricular and social programming, based on that LLC community’s academic or interest group.
Living Learning Communities were introduced at UNH in 2007. Only 60 students were involved that year. Last year, there were 505 students participating in the 15 Living Learning Communities that UNH offers. For the 2014–2015 academic year, the Living Learning Communities will be housed in four of our freshman residence halls, including three LLCs in our brand new residence hall scheduled to open in Fall 2014!