Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are designed to increase opportunities for you to more easily connect your in-class and out-of-class experiences by fostering an element of intellectual curiosity within the residence hall.
Why would I decide to be in a Living-Learning Community?
Living-Learning Communities (noted as LLC next to course name) help you connect your in-class and out-of-class experiences. Think of it as extending your First-Year Seminar beyond the walls of the typical classroom. FYS Living-Learning Communities use the residence hall environment as a forum for activities such as movies, debates, class meetings and social gatherings.
How Will My First-Year Seminar Experience Be Different If It’s Designated An LLC?
There’s an expectation of an intellectual commitment for all coursework at Southwestern, so the LLC First-Year Seminars won’t be harder or easier. The difference lies mainly in the kinds of conversations and activities that will happen because you and your classmates will be sharing space together. You may find yourself staying up late to talk about a lecture or engaged in a midnight game of frolf (with mandatory bonus points for anyone who quotes Bill Murray’s character in Caddyshack, of course).
Where Will I Live If I’m In An LLC?
All LLCs will be in Brown-Cody Hall, Mabee Hall, and Moody-Shearn Hall, all of which are coed residence halls. Students are clustered together according to their FYS assignment. If you are assigned to an LLC, you will live in one of these residence halls for your entire first year. You can learn more about all of Southwestern’s residence halls, including these two halls, by visiting this website.
I Already Signed Up For Housing, But I Want To Be In An LLC. What Should I Do?
Nothing! Your LLC choice supersedes your previous housing preference, so we’ve got you covered.
What If I Have A Roommate Preference?
Roommate preferences will be taken into account within the LLCs, but cannot be guaranteed. You should designate your roommate preference on your housing application. To increase the chances of being assigned your roommate preference within the living-learning communities, you and your preferred roommate should select the identical set of five living-learning community First-Year Seminars.
What Will My Life Look Like If I Don’t Participate In An LLC?
For starters, you’ll have a great First-Year Seminar, filled with other great students (almost half of the first-year class will not be in an LLC). The main difference will be in your living situation. If you’re not in Brown-Cody Hall, Mabee Hall, or Moody-Shearn Hall, where the LLCs will be, you will live in one of the other single-gender first-year halls: Kurth Hall for women, Ruter Hall for men.