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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

The following Living Learning Communities are options at St. Thomas (please click on the LLC for more information).  We look forward to having you participate in one of our exciting LLCs.  For more information or questions, please contact the Living Learning Program Manager, Shekinah Hudson.

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.

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.

Economic Tools for Policy and Business Living Learning Community​

Open to students from all majors interested in exploring how economic analysis can support and inform a wide range of fields, including policy and business. This LLC requires a Math Placement. Please click on the blue underlined text to the left to find out more information.

eMedia Living Learning Community​

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

Emerging Scholars for JUSTICE 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.​ This LLC requires a Math Placement. Please click on the blue underlined text to the left to find out more information.

Helping Professions Living Learning Community​

Open to all majors and ideal for students who are interested in the careers that involve helping others. 

Opus Business Living Learning Community​

Open to all students interested in pursing business.

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.​

Second Year Living Learning Communities

Available to second year students interested in participating in Aquinas Scholars, Catholic Studies: Telos, or Sustainability.

Sustainability Living Learning Community​

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