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Want to Apply for a Living-Learning or Theme Community?


Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are intentionally designed opportunities to enhance your education by expanding the "classroom" to include your residence hall and the greater Jacksonville community. LLCs allows students with similar academics, interests, or majors to take classes together and live on the same floor in the residence hall, while creating meaningful relationships with faculty, staff, and other LLC students. Research shows that students in LLCs feel connected earlier, make friends more easily, perform better in classes, and graduate at higher rates than students who choose not to live in LLCs.

Theme Housing promotes a direct link between residential and extracurricular life for students. It provides students who have common passions or interests the opportunity to live together in campus housing while fulfilling a common extracurricular goal. Different from Living-Learning Communities, Theme Housing Communities do not require students to enroll in a common course but do live together on the same floor in the residence hall.

Most, but not all, Living-Learning & Theme Communities are facilitated by a Learning Community Assistant (LCA). LCAs are student staff members who serve as mentors, provide a built-in support system, and enhance the sense of community. The LCA contributes to the education of residents by serving as a role model and academic resource as well as by linking them to other important departments across campus. Each community also has an Advisory Board that includes the LCA, Coordinator for LLCs, and academic or campus partner that connects to the sponsoring college or department.

First-Year Living-Learning and Theme Communities: There is a single application for these programs, and you are able to preference up to three communities in the application. If multiple communities are listed, the top preference will be considered first. Please follow the link below to complete the application in myHousing. A Housing Contract is required to access the Living-Learning and Theme Community Application.

Returning Student Living-Learning and Theme Communities: The deadline to apply to join a Living-Learning or Theme community for returning or upper-class students has closed for 2024-2025.

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Apply to a Living-Learning or Theme Community!

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Application Process

Check out this step by step process to complete the Living-Learning and Theme Community application!

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Find Your Flock

Explore all the Living-Learning and Theme Communities available to you and take the  Find Your Flock questionnaire.

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Check out some frequently asked questions.