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Living Learning Communities (LLC)

Benefits of Living in Living Learning Communities at UIC

Applying for a Living Learning Community

Incoming students

For incoming freshmen and transfer students, assignments will be made based off of the preferences you indicate in your application. You can update your preference information anytime on myContract.

Returning Residents—for the Room Reservation Process Only

If you live in a LLC now and would like to stay on your floor, you do NOT need to reapply.

If you are applying to change floors to a different community (from one LLC to another, or from a regular floor to an LLC), use this application.

Choosing a new LLC application

2016-2017 Communities

Architecture, Design, and the Arts Toggle full Information

Commons West

This Living Learning Community is located in the traditional style residence hall Commons West, conveniently adjacent to the Art and Design Studios. The lounge is equipped with drafting tables, and residents regularly plan trips to see art, theatre, and music shows across campus and the city. Residents are encouraged to register for Art History 110 (a prerequisite for many majors in the college, as well as a general education elective for many other students) to help make for natural study groups.

  • Located in Commons West, next to Art and Design Studios
  • Tutoring in the halls
  • Students in the same classes make for natural study groups
  • Study space adapted for courses
  • Ease of planning programming with fellow residents and faculty in residence

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James Stukel Towers

The Business community is designed specifically for business scholars. For continuing students, we’re encouraging all eligible students to register for Accounting 210; since it’s part of the required courses in business, you’ll have several other residents as a natural study group, and Faculty In Residence Rob Kemp, lecturer in Accounting, is right next door and available to provide additional support. Other spots on the floors will be set aside for incoming business scholars (some of whom will be taking BA 100 in the building).

  • Located in James Stukel Towers
  • Courses taught in the same building
  • Tutoring in the hall
  • Students in the same classes make for natural study groups
  • Ease of planning programming with fellow residents and faculty in residence

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Engineering and Computer Science Toggle full Information

James Stukel Towers and Commons West

Engineering & Computer Science special interest communities are located in James Stukel Towers or Commons West. In addition to encouraging continuing students to enroll in Statics and other engineering courses together, incoming first year students in the areas are encouraged to enroll in block schedules of the same sections of math, chemistry, and English.

  • Located in James Stukel Towers or in Commons West
  • Tutoring in the halls
  • Students in the same classes make for natural study groups
  • Ease of planning programming with fellow residents

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Gender Neutral Toggle full Information

Polk Street Residence and Courtyard

There are spaces available on the first floors of PSR and CTY as gender neutral floors/wings. This housing option provides comfortable living options for transgender students, students in the process of discovering their gender identity, gay or bisexual students, students who feel uncomfortable with rooming with members of the same sex, intersex students who do not wish to be identified by any sex, students who feel that they would be more comfortable with a roommate of a different gender, and any student comfortable living in a diverse gender environment.
Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to self-select their roommate. However, spaces in this environment will allow students to live together without regard to gender and without specifically requesting a roommate of a particular gender in a shared space.

  • Located on east and west sides of campus
  • Small floor layouts make for strong communities
  • Ease of planning programming with fellow residents

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Health Professions/Urban Health (East) Toggle full Information

Courtyard

The Health Professions/Urban Health Living Learning Community in the Courtyard building allows residents to interact with other health professions students on the vibrant east side of campus. New for this year, we are encouraging eligible students to sign up for Anatomy and Physiology (KN251). If we can get ten students to live on the floor who are enrolled in the course for the fall, the department of Kinesiology will sponsor a tutor to make a set of bones available for study in the LRC in the evenings.

  • Located next to the Learning Resource Center in Courtyard building
  • Tutoring in the hall
  • Students in the same classes make for natural study groups
  • Ease of planning programming with fellow residents and faculty in residence

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Health Professions/Urban Health (West) Toggle full Information

Polk Street Residence

Polk Street Residence is a cluster-style building on the west side of campus that provides a mix of single and double rooms that share bathrooms off the main hallway. So that we can provide a number of low-cost alternatives for students concerned about budgets, residents in PSR are not required to have a meal plan. So if you're looking for a sense of community formed by the small number of people on each floor but space that provides some privacy and flexibility, conveniently located near all the health professions colleges, check out the PSR Health Professions LLC.

  • Located on the west side of campus
  • Conveniently connected to student centers and recreation center
  • Classrooms and computer labs in the hall
  • Small floor layouts make for strong communities
  • Mix of graduate and upper-division undergraduate students
  • Conveniently located near research, internship, and volunteer opportunities available through the Illinois Medical District and the health professions colleges
  • Ease of planning programming with fellow residents and faculty in residence

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Single Student Residence

Conveniently located next to the College of Nursing, the Nursing Living Learning Community is located in the Single Student Residence building, which provides safe, convenient, and comfortable apartments for upper-division undergraduates, graduate, and professional students.

  • Located in Single Student Residence, next to College of Nursing
  • Conveniently connected to student centers and recreation center
  • Classrooms and computer labs in the hall
  • Mix of graduate and upper-division undergraduate students
  • Conveniently located near research, internship, and volunteer opportunities available through the Illinois Medical District and the health professions colleges
  • Ease of planning programming with fellow residents

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PAP STEM Initiative Toggle full Information

James Stukel Towers

New this year is the creation of an area designed specifically for students in the President’s Award Program (PAP) STEM Initiative. This LLC will allow you to participate in seminars and programs within the residence hall, together with students who share your interests and passion for science and technology, combining living and learning.

  • Located in James Stukel Towers
  • Students in the same classes make for natural study groups
  • Space for students to organize and host events
  • We encourage eligible students to register for the Emerging Scholars Program. Students in this program are more likely to get As and Bs in crucial math and chemistry classes
  • With sufficient numbers of students registering, courses can be taught right in JST

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REAL Toggle full Information

The REAL (Respect, Equity, & Active Learning) Community provides a safe living space for new UIC students interested in meeting and engaging with a diverse set of peers and learning about issues related to cultural diversity, equity, identity, and inclusion. Students will learn how to talk about relevant diversity-related issues in productive ways. The aim of the REAL Community is to give students a space to enhance cultural awareness, explore their identities, and develop respect for differences. In collaboration with a group of peers, students will gain an expanded worldview through being immersed in conversations and experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. REAL Community residents will have the opportunity to critically explore current issues in society through formal coursework; informal group discussions; and a range of out of classroom activities (e.g., dialogues, volunteer opportunities, events, and traveling throughout Chicago).

  • Located on east side of campus, close to Cultural Centers
  • Small floor layout make for strong communities
  • Ease of planning programming with fellow residents

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Service Leadership Toggle full Information

This community for new first-year students provides them the chance to explore and enhance their leadership skills through a cohort-based curriculum of leadership programming and service to the community. Members will attend Project LEAD before the school year begins, and throughout the year participate in leadership programs and develop a personal leadership development plan. Members will complete at least 40 hours of service to the community.

  • Change to move in early
  • Participate in service learning projects
  • Participate in leadership development programs
  • Ease of getting involved with student organizations

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Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Toggle full Information

James Stukel Towers

The Women in Science and Engineering wing, located in JST, works in conjunction with the Center for Research on Women and Gender to increase the number of women, majority and minority, students pursuing and graduating in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, and to promote the recruitment, retention and advancement of women who have chosen academic careers.

  • Located in James Stukel Towers
  • Monthly dinners with faculty
  • Tutoring in the hall
  • Students in the same classes make for natural study groups
  • Ease of planning programming with fellow residents and faculty in residence

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