Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities are residential communities where like-minded individuals can share and deepen their passions through social, educational, and reflective activities. These communities support Georgetown University’s focus on active and collaborative learning by extending discussions beyond the classroom, creating new opportunities for students and faculty to interact, and promoting the value of experiences which occur in residential spaces. At Georgetown, we have fourteen (14) Living Learning Communities where students can explore themes of academic interests, service learning, social justice and inclusion, and inter-faith, among others.
The following are the overarching goals for all Living Learning Communities at Georgetown. These goals are used to provide direction and purpose for the program as a whole.
- Develop a sense of belonging among those participating in LLCs through intentional dialogue, informal interactions, and shared experiences.
- Facilitate opportunities for students to deepen understanding, discover new passions, and make meaning of each community’s specific theme.
- Provide a space for purposeful engagement amongst faculty/staff and students beyond the classroom.
Living Learning Communities for First Year Students
Living Learning Communities for Upperclass & Transfer Students
Application Process & Timeline
Each living learning community has an application process that will be completed through Hoya Housing. New and returing LLC applicants must complete their appropriate application to be considered a member of the LLC for 2018-2019. Please refer to the timeline below for application deadlines and information.
- December 1, 2017 - LLC applications open
- January 16 & 24, 2018, 5:30 pm - LLC Info Sessions, locations as listed below
- Magis Row - Kennedy Multipurpose Room
- Residential Academy - Memorial Hall (second floor, Residential Academy)
- All other LLCs - Village A Common Room
- February 8, 2018 - Magis Row and Residential Academy applications deadline
- February 13, 2018 - All other LLC applications Deadline
- February 13 - March 14th, 2018 - Application review and decisions
- March 14, 2018- LLC process completed
Global Living Advisors will host a special info session on Friday January 19th at 3pm in Arrupe Multipurpose Room. If you are interested in GLC, please plan to attend this info session.
Frequently Asked Questions
I love my room, how can I keep it and be involved in an LLC?
We do not guarantee spaces and we don't hold spaces. We advise our students to be an engaged participant of the LLC and reapply to the community if that’s desired, and not reapply to the room. We do enjoy returner residents
Can I be in an LLC and a single room?
Every residential community offers single rooms. These rooms are assigned like every other residential space, based on students’ and occupancy needs. LLCs with single rooms are not exclusive to the LLCs
I want to be in a LLC but my future roommate does not. Can we live together in the LLC?
Your future roommate can also apply to be a part of the LLC, however if they choose not to do so, then you will not have a choice to room with that individual. If you are both are accepted to live in the community, you can request to live with one another. If your roommate choice is not accepted and you are and/or vise versa, then you will be able to choose a roommate who was accepted into the LLC or be placed randomly based on compatibility.
As a first year student applying to an LLC, can I choose my roommate?
After being accepted into a LLC, students will have the opportunity to find a roommate through CHARMS from within a list of students who were also accepted into the same LLC. Those students who do not choose their own roommate will be assigned to live with another accepted student based on compatibility.
What are the benefits of living in a Living Learning Community?
We believe that learning occurs within every residential community. The additional experience provided by a Living Learning Communities is to reside with a community that possesses a shared interest, and having the opportunity to further explore that interest through experiential and academic programming as well as collaboration between campus partners.
What questions are asked on the Living Learning Community applications?
A list of questions asked can be found on the Living Learning Community Application Question page.