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Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

As a part of the First-Year Experience learning community curriculum requirement, the University of St. Thomas offers a number of Living Learning Community (LLC) options to incoming first year students. LLCs are specialized living environments that help connect students in and out of the classroom. Each LLC is unique, but all are centered on an academic area of interest or academic program.

By choosing to live in an LLC, Residence Life will assign a first year student to the hall and floor community where the LLC is located. Live-in Residence Life staff and the faculty who teach the LLC courses will provide one-on-one interactions and various co-curricular opportunities to enhance the curricular learning that occurs within the classroom.

Students enrolled in an LLC should expect to:

  • Connect with their academic program within their first year
  • Meet other students with a similar interest
  • Experience a smoother academic and social transition to college
  • Develop an enhanced interaction with faculty and staff

PLEASE NOTE: Options noted below are for the current academic year; updated LLC options for Fall 2021 incoming Tommies will be updated on February 1, 2021. Contact us for more information.

Options for Living Learning Communities

Aquinas Scholars Honors Living Learning Community​

Open to all students who have applied and been accepted to the honors program.​

Opus Business Living Learning Community​

This LLC is a great opportunity to explore for all business majors and concentrations.​

Catholic Studies: Telos Living Learning Community​

Open to students from all academic fields of study together to build deep friendship, strong faith, and meaningful careers.​

Economics Tools for Policy and Business Living Learning Community​

Open to all students who are exploring all economic majors.​

eMedia Living Learning Community​

Open to all majors and ideal for Journalism, Strategic Communication or Digital Media.​

Emerging Scholars Living Learning Community​

Open to all majors and ideal for students who are looking for leadership development and academic excellence. *First-Year students who are Dease Scholars are required to participate in this LLC.​

Healthcare Professions Living Learning Community​

Open to students who are interested in a career in healthcare.​

Helping Professions Living Learning Community​

Open to all majors and ideal for students who are interested in the careers of Social Work, Education, Criminal Justice and Public Health. ​

Pathways to Engineering (P2E) Living Learning Community​

Open to all engineering majors: Mechanical, Electrical, Computer and Civil Engineering.​

Psychology and Neuroscience (PAN) Living Learning Community​

Open to all majors and ideal for Psychology and Neuroscience Majors.​

Sustainability Living Learning Community​

Open to all students interested in exploring issues regarding sustainability within and outside the classroom.​

Wellness Living Learning Community​

Open to all students with a shared enthusiasm for health and wellbeing.​