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LLC Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are living-learning communities (LLC)
    • LLCs are purposeful programs at UMBC that are designed to complement and extend classroom learning. These communities foster faculty and student interaction in a way that builds community and enhances both intellectual and personal growth of the residents.
  • What are the advantages of living in a LLC?
    • Students who live in LLCs at UMBC are more likely to feel a sense of belonging on campus and to say that living on campus contributed to their learning and academic success. LLC students have additional opportunities to engage with faculty and staff, form study groups, and engage in impactful co-curricular activities.
  • When and where can I sign up for a LLC?
    • Once admitted to UMBC, you will have access to your housing application. In your housing application you will preference your top three LLCs. You will be notified, via email, between May-June if you have been accepted to an LLC.
  • Is there an additional cost to live in a LLC?
    • There is NO additional cost associated with living in a LLC.
  • Which residence halls have LLCs in them?
    • LLCs are placed throughout campus in a variety of residence halls. The residence halls with LLCs are: Patapsco Hall, Chesapeake Hall, Harbor Hall, Susquehanna Hall and Erickson Hall. Locations for specific LLCs are listed on the website.
  • Can I live in the same LLC for more than one year?
    • Most of our LLCs offer opportunities to return to the community for a second year. Often times, this is in the form of a mentor or leadership position within the community.
  • Are there requirements for LLC?
    • All of our LLCs have co-curricular experiences that students in the LLC are expected to participate in throughout the fall semester or academic year. Depending on the community, this might include a class, workshop or speaker series, series of programs, or a retreat. Expectations for LLC participation are listed on the website for each individual community.
  • Who can I contact in case I have further questions about LLCs?
    • You may contact the Residence Life Office at 410-455-3932 or our contact page or the individual LLC Coordinator for a specific community. Contact information for individual LLC Coordinators is available on the website at LLC Options.