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Living and Learning Communities

Residential Life at UMBC offers a number of Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) that connect students with shared academic interests in culture, academics, or community service. Students within LLCs live together within a residential community and participate in academic and community programming especially designed for them. The ultimate goal of a LLC experience is to integrate learning from the classroom into the overall UMBC experience.


Top Reasons to Live in a LLC

  1. Integration of academics interests with community engagement
  2. Connection to students and faculty with related interests
  3. Make friends for life!

LLCS Available at UMBC               

  • Center for Women in Technology (CWIT)
  • Discovery Scholars
  • Honors College
  • Humanities
  • Intercultural Living Exchange (ILE)
  • Individualized Study (INDS)
  • Shriver – Service Learning
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL)

Benefits of Living-Learning Communities

  • Students involved in an LLC at UMBC self-reported:
  • They were more satisfied with their overall academic and learning experience on campus than students not involved in a LLC.*
  • They were more engaged and involved on campus than students not involved in a LLC.*
  • They interacted with more university faculty and staff members than students not involved in a LLC.*
  • They had a greater understand of diversity and multiculturalism than students not involved in a LLC.*

*This data was compiled through the annual Educational Benchmarking Incorporated (EBI) Resident Satisfaction Survey in November and December of 2016