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Living Learning Communities

Connect with other students who share similar interests, academic goals, and personal direction in one of over 30 programs. LLCs bring students to live together in a dedicated area of a building. Take advantage of the unique—and free—opportunity to expand your college experience through exploration and collaboration.

Apply Early

Housing assignments are made based on the date of your housing application first, followed by factors like Living Learning Community preferences. 

Don’t wait until you know your admission status to apply! 

Some LLCs will fill up before March 1, and many programs use the housing application date to create priority. 

Plan ahead.

Each LLC has a limit on the number of participants. Also, talk to your prospective roommate as some programs do not have space to accommodate roommates who are not part of the LLC.

Consider your classes.

Some accept any student who has an interest in their program. Some only allow students of a specific major or program to be a part of the community. Also, some programs require or recommend a course.

Apply today!

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First-Year LLCs
Exclusive program options for the newest Golden Gophers.
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Second-Year LLCs
Shape your experience with options for returning students.
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Transfer LLCs
Unique living opportunities to settle into your new community.

All Communities

American Indian Cultural House LLC - icon of a turquoise-colored dreamcatcher
Established in 2003, this community for first-year students with American Indian heritage or who are interested in learning more about American Indian culture. We aim to provide a supportive community where the academic experiences of…
At Home In MN LLC - an icon of the state outline of Minnesota
Have you decided to cross state lines and venture to Minnesota for college? Are you ready to learn more about what Minnesota and UMN have to offer you? If so, consider joining At Home in MN! While living in this community, you’ll connect…
Biology House LLC - icon of a double-helix strand of DNA
Excited about pursuing your interest in biological sciences at the U? Interested in doing so with a community of fellow first-year students? Biology House is a living-learning community designed to give first-year students the opportunity…
Carlson House LLC - icon of a presentaton board on a stand
You mean business. After all, you’re in Carlson. But you also want to find connections along the way. Consider joining Carlson House to get the best of both worlds! Carlson House is open to first-year students admitted to the Carlson…
CASA SOL LLC - icon of a golden sun rising bhind  a maroon rooftop with chimney
Students in this Living Learning Community also receive the benefit of semester sessions with student mentors who are previous participants of CASA SOL. CASA SOL provides opportunities for students to explore their own identity as well as…
CEHD Community House LLC - icon of three figures organized vertically in increasing size representing growth
In this LLC, your first year will be enhanced with fast friends, built-in study partners, and many avenues for connecting with staff and instructors in the college. CEHD Community House will enhance your transition to the U by…
Charlotte's Home for Black Women LLC - Icon of three Black women in profile, facing right.
Charlotte’s Home strives to support the academic, social, and personal endeavors of Black women through community building, leadership, identity exploration, and personal growth to ensure their success during their time here at the…
Chinese Language and Culture House - A red Chinese dragon swoops
If you are in the Chinese Flagship Program or are studying advanced Chinese or are an international student from China, join the Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) Living Learning Community. English and Mandarin Chinese are the two most…
CSE Second year Experience LLC - icon of a beaker containing maroon fluid and the number "2."
If you are a College of Science and Engineering student who enjoyed the close connection and community in your residence hall during your first year, consider becoming a member of the CSE Second Year Experience House!
CSE Transfer House LLC - icon of a maroon microscope.
The College of Science and Engineering Transfer House is for new University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus transfer students in the College of Science and Engineering seeking a community and connections here at the U.
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Opening Fall 2021 This Living Learning Community provides Dakota language students the unique opportunity to speak Dakota daily alongside the students living in their apartment.
Design House LLC - icon of a notebook and pencil
Are you creative, passionate about design, and interested in living with other students who share your passion? If so, join Design House! Design House is open to first-year students admitted to the College of Design. In addition to being…
Environment House LLC - icon of a stand of three pine trees
Are you interested in sustainability? If so, consider joining the Environment House! Here, you’ll have the opportunity to connect and build relationships with students who share the same passion for the health and wellbeing of our…
FETCH LLC - icon of a dog's face
Open to a limited number of students within the Pre-Vet LLC, this program provides the opportunity to explore and learn more about the service animal industry, assist with the training of service dogs, and volunteer with a local service…
Global Gophers LLC - icon of the Earth
Are you an international student or a domestic student interested in making life-long friends from all over the world? If so, join Global Gopher Community! This community is the only Living Learning Community with the intention of…
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives LLC - icon of a green beverage and a leafy vegetable
Doing it alone can be hard, so why not set yourself up for success by doing it with others? This is a place for you and your new Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHS) friends to explore your personal wellbeing. Whether you are studying…
Honors Residential Community - icon of a graduate's black cap with golden tassel
The Honors Residential Community Living Learning Community is open to all first-year students admitted to the Honors Program. Do you want a unique experience living with other engaged honors students during your first year of college? How…
Honors Second Year Experience LLC - icon of an open book, golden, with the number two on the open page
Did you live in the Honors Residential Community during your first year and love it? With Honors Second Year Experience, you have the opportunity to continue living in this environment, building strong friendships, and focusing on what…
Huntley House for Black and African American Men LLC - icon of a gold shield with two "H" letters, an open book, and a clenched fist.
Huntley House strives to support the academic, social, and personal endeavors of Black and African American men through community building, leadership, identity exploration, and personal growth to ensure their success during their time…
La Casa De Español - icon of a Spanish-style house
Do you want to practice your Spanish in a real-life context with other students who are passionate about language learning? If so, join La Casa De Español! We are a language-focused community that welcomes anyone interested in learning or…
Lavender House LLC - stylized icon of a lavender flower
Do you want to live with a group of awesome, inclusive queer and transgender students and form a tight-knit community during your first and second year of college? Join Lavender House! Lavender House is open to any students who identify…
Nursing LLC - icon of a stethescope
As a part of the Nursing LLC, you will quickly make friends with members of your future nursing cohort. The first year will include close mentorship with current nursing students, staff, and faculty. You will have the opportunity to…
Ojibwewigamig LLC - icon of an Ojibwe wigwam encircled by a traditional floral design
Gain confidence, a sense of community, and lifelong friendships while immersed in the Ojibwe language. The Ojibwewigamig is a community where Ojibwe language students can live together in a safe and fun environment where Ojibwe…
Pre-Vet House LLC - Icon of a paw print
Are you a future veterinarian or current animal-enthusiast? Do you want to live with a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for animals? Consider joining the Pre-Vet House! This is a great opportunity for you to…
ROTC LLC - Icond of an ROTC badge in black and gold featuring a large sword and smaller lamp a classical Greek helmet.
Do you want to serve your country after graduation? Are you interested in living in a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for service? If so, consider joining ROTC house. Here, you’ll have access to on-site…
Second Year Experience LLC - icon of a maroon briefcase emblazoned with the number "2."
Do you want to continue building connections with other students and the greater campus community in your second year at the University of Minnesota? If so, then our SYE Houses were built for you! Hang out with other second-year students…
Social Justice Action LLC Header - icon of the allegorical "scales of justice"
Are you interested in gaining a deeper understanding of social justice concepts? Do you want to have meaningful conversations with your peers about social justice? If so, then the Social Justice Action community is for you!
Sorority Unity House LLC - Icon of a classical greek facade with Ionian columns
A community of first-year students with an interest in joining one of our community’s 21 sororities, the Sorority Unity LLC supports students as they explore membership in a sorority and engage within that community.
STEM Diversity House LLC - icon of multicolored gears
Are you a Black, Indigenous, or Student of Color interested in STEM fields? The STEM Diversity House is a tight-knit environment in which indigenous students and students of color interested in science, technology, engineering, or…
Substance Free House LLC - icon of a golden shield
If you are passionate about living a substance-free life and want to live with a community of students who share that passion, please join the Substance-Free House!
CSE Taylor House LLC - icon of a lightbulb
Find support for your College of Science and Engineering journey by making new friends and building relationships that can enhance your success both inside and outside the classroom.
The Firsts for First-Generation Students LLC - icon of a two-headed crocodile, an Adinkra symbol of unity in diversity, giving a common destiny.
The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) invites incoming first-year students who are first-generation and/or students of color to live in a close-knit and dynamic community with peers committed to academic success at the…
Transfer Student Experience LLC - An icon of two mountain peaks. The nearer peak is topped by a red flag.
The purpose of the Transfer Student Experience Living Learning Community is to help you, as a transfer student, grow and develop at a personal level so you can become an effective leader. Past participants say their experiences in this…
TRIO Multicultural LLC - icon of three maroon arrows pointing up
Join a vibrant community of scholars, leaders, and change-agents. TRIO Students in the College of Education & Human Development! Engage in a vibrant multicultural community of scholars, leaders, and change-agents! The TRIO Living-…
Tsev Hmoob LLC - icon of a traditional Hmong "elephant footprint" design
The Tsev Hmoob LLC, launched in 2011, is designed to provide first-year students the opportunity to live in a community intended to promote personal, social, and academic growth on campus. This LLC aims to provide a supportive community…
West Bank Arts House - icon of theater masks representing tragedy and comedy
Are you artsy? Join us in Middlebrook Hall! We are a community of artists who value interdisciplinary access and collaboration. Our community helps each person achieve success in their coursework, explore the different disciplines…
Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) LLC - icon featuring a beaker of deep-blue fluid and the letters "WISE."
If you are a motivated woman in the College of Science and Engineering, consider joining us! WISE, sponsored by Medtronic, is a tight-knit community where you will have an immediate support network of new friends, who will learn and grow…