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Living Learning Communities

Residential Life feels the best way to invite and invigorate you to succeed in your personal, professional, and academic life is to develop a sense of community.  We nurture your transition by welcoming you to live in one of our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs). LLCs connect students with shared interests in culture, academics, and/or community service.

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LLCs are programs that involve undergraduate students who live together in a residential community and participate in academic and extracurricular programming especially designed for them.  LLCs are co-sponsored by Residential Life, the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and various academic departments and programs.

Why should I Join an LLC?

  • Live, study, and go to class with your friends.
  • Engage with faculty members and professors who take a special interest in YOUR focus.
  • Utilize and take advantage of the community resources to engage in your UMBC experience
  • Students involved in LLCs at UMBC self-report the following:
    • Being more satisfied with their overall academic experience on campus.*
    • Being more engaged and involved on campus.*
    • Interacting with more faculty and staff members.*
    • Having a great understanding of diversity and multiculturalism.*

*This data was compiled through the annual Educational Benchmarking Incorporated (EBI) Resident Satisfaction Survey in November and December of 2014.

General Questions about Living-Learning Communities can be directed to Wendy Crowe, at 410-455-3770 or

Faculty and Staff interested in learning more about LLCs should click here.