A Living-Learning Community (LLC) is led by Resident Education & Development in partnership with Student Affairs, Campus Services, and an academic unit and/or sponsoring department. A LLC is a residential community of students who have shared academic interests and are provided opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.

A Learning Community (LC) through Learning Commons is a non-residential community of students who have shared academic interests and interact in two or more university courses. These communities are led by specific university colleges and are linked by an LC meeting time that is facilitated by a Peer Leader. Learn more about Learning Communities on the Learning Commons website.

There is no additional cost to participate in a Living-Learning Community. However, pricing may vary for the specific buildings a Living-Learning Community resides in.

Every LLC has varying expectations and requirements to participate in the program. Programs and events will occur throughout the academic year, providing opportunities for learning about academic interest, developing friendships and creating community on the floor.

Students in certain LLCs may have additional requirements such as meetings or taking a predetermined academic course together. For more information, please review each Living Learning Community's description.

You will live on a designated floor(s) within a hall with fellow Living-Learning Community students.

  • 1MPACT House - Stratford Heights
  • Audre Lorde Social Justice House - Stratford Heights
  • DAAP - Daniels Hall
  • Bearcats Wellness - Turner Hall
  • Dr. P. E Abercrumbie LLC (ALLC) - Turner Hall
  • ELLC (College of Engineering and Applied Science) - Calhoun Hall & Turner Hall
  • Lindner College of Business - Morgens Hall
  • UC the World - University Park Apartments

Currently, the 1MPACT House and Audre Lorde Social Justice House are the only LLCs that is open for first-years and returning students.

Review the specific Living-Learning Community to find out more on how to apply. For some, you will be able to select the community on your housing application.

Applying for a Living-Learning Community will be a step within your general housing application. 

Information about housing, such as how to apply, the cost of housing, room types, etc., may be found on this website, or you can call 513-556-6461.

For information on a specific Living-Learning Community, you can contact

During Bearcats Bound Orientation, you will work with your advisor to enroll in the courses connected to your Living-Learning Community.

In order for roommate requests to be considered, all applicants must be in the same Living-Learning Community. Research has found that living with students in the Living-Learning Community can increase involvement, community and academic success.