Welcome to the Living Learning Communities (LLC) at the University of New Haven!
Now that the academic year has begun we are very excited to have you have you as part of the UNH LLC Community. I hope that everyone had a great time on their Welcome Week trip. The Faculty and staff have been working continuously to prepare many exciting events for the students in the LLCs for the 2013-2014 academic year. Family Day is on September 28, 2013 and there will be LLC events taking place between 10am-12pm, please check the family day schedule.
The LLC faculty and staff are excited about the many programs that they have created for you, please continue to be active member of your community attend the events, open door hours and the many other things that have been planned and scheduled for you.
The Office of Residential Life is committed to ensuring that as a member of a Living-Learning Community, you'll have the chance to really get to know your faculty member(s) and develop strong friendships with your fellow students. We are grateful for all of the hard work and energy that our staff has given to the LLC members, and I know that it will only get better. As we continue to improve and move forward, our goal is to ensure that the LLCs continue to be a great resource for our first year students.
If you’re interested in joining an LLC or have any questions, stop in our office located in Bixler Hall or email us at email@example.com.
Sylvester L. Allen Jr.
Living Learning Communities Coordinator
University of New Haven
"A Leader in Experiential Education"
F: (203) 932-7178
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What are Learning Communities?
In a variety of institutional settings and in a number of forms, learning communities have been shown to increase student retention and academic achievement, increase student involvement and motivation, improve students' time to degree completion, and enhance student intellectual development. Students involved in learning communities become more intellectually mature and responsible for their own learning and develop the capacity to care about the learning of their peers (Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education). Taken from: http://www.evergreen.edu/ on 11/6/07.
Learning Communities at UNH
Living/Learning Communities at the University of New Haven provide first-year students in specific majors with outstanding, out-of-class co-curricular and residential experiences. The result is an academic-based peer group that affords participants with additional faculty interaction, collaboration with students within the major course of study, and a variety of activities that complement in-class assignments and pertinent topics.
Students within the community are placed on a common floor with staff that has been specially selected to work with the residential learning community. Additionally, faculty work together with the residence hall staff to use the facility as a setting for co-curricular and social programming, based on the content of the community's major. Finally, participants in the residential learning communities participate in orientation activities that facilitate the transition to the college experience while allowing students to interact with faculty outside of the academic classroom.
Student Experiences with the Living Learning Community
I like the LLC because a large portion of the forensic science majors are grouped together on one floor. Since we're all together, it's easy to form study groups, considering many of us are in the same classes. I also enjoy the monthly activities put on by the faculty as well as the fact that we get to form a connection with professors that transcends both the teacher/student and adviser/student relationships.
- Rob Harvey
The LLC is an amazing tool that I have enjoyed using. I feel that everyone in the LLC has made a bond, kind of like a family. Each of us is willing to help one another if we can. We help each other study a lot because we all understand the course load.
- Kyle Bulger
Freshman Living Learning Communities for 2012 - 2013
See the list of Living Learning Communities in the left hand side menu to learn more information about a Living and Learning Community of your interest.
Admittance into the Living Learning Communities at UNH is limited, and interested students need to indicate their choice of LLC on their enrollment commitment form. Students will be notified of their acceptance into the program on a rolling basis.