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Living-Learning Community

STEM living-learning community of students together in a classroom 


Interested in a S.T.E.M. major/career?  Want to live with others who share your interest?

The STEM LLC is a unique residential based living-learning community for first-year students pursuing a degree in science (physics, chemistry, or non-medical aspects of biology), technology (computing), engineering or math. This experience will assist students in navigating challenging first-year courses and in making life-long friendships.


As a participant in the STEM LLC at the University of North Florida, students can expect to receive intentional academic support within the community through advising, tutoring and organized study groups, as well as take part in fun, social opportunities being hosted by the LLC to help students further develop a sense of community with their peers. Students will hear from faculty, staff, and professionals in the STEM disciplines to gain a better understanding of the various types of careers they can pursue science, technology, engineering, and math. The community also helps students explore opportunities around STEM research and begin developing professional skills needed to succeed in a STEM career. 


Recent STEM LLC activities have included:

  • STEM Olympics
  • Employer Showcase Specifically for STEM Companies
  • STEM Jeopardy
  • STEM Student Club Meet and Greet
  • Game Nights
  • TED Talks- Viewing and Discussion about STEM Topics


The community provides a student success course specially designed for STEM LLC residents focusing on academic achievement and learning strategies needed to do well in university level coursework, career investigation, identify healthy behaviors, and more. The seminar meets one night a week in the classroom of the students’ residence hall and is a required experience. 


The STEM LLC will last the entire fall and spring semester. Students admitted into the STEM LLC will live within the community for both terms.


  • Must pursue one of the following STEM majors: physics, chemistry, or biology (ecology or coastal biology), computing, engineering, building, construction, or math
  • Must complete a Housing Contract
  • Must apply for the LLC by June 23
  • Must enroll and participate in the CGS 1990 LLC Seminar course for the fall term (students will typically register for this course during their new student orientation)
Location: The STEM Living-Learning Community is the Crossings S. The LLC has access to a large event room and two smaller study rooms on the third floor. It is a great place to study and make friends.
Though participants will be living on the same floor with all STEM majors, they will not be isolated fro students of other majors. The other floors within the building and the adjacent halls have a mix of all majors, so the STEM LLC students can easily meet and get to know non-STEM majors that live nearby. 
Note: For students interested in the medical field, please consider our PreMed Living-Learning Community. For students interested in a healthcare career, please consider our Healthy Osprey Living-Learning Community.


Partners: The STEM LLC is a partnership with Housing and Residence Life, the College of Computing, Engineering & Construction, the College of Arts & Sciences, and Office of Undergraduate Studies


Who to Contact: 

Jeannie Jacobs

Sr. Academic Advisor, Academic Center for Excellence



Sheresa Divens

Coordinator Education Initiatives

(904) 620-5258


Sarah Friswold

Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life