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Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

Living-Learning Communities are a group of first-year students who share interests or majors, take one or more of their classes together in small sections reserved just for them, participate in social and educational activities related to the interest they all share, and interact with award-winning professors and get to know them personally.

While each of FSU's learning communities is unique, they all share a basic emphasis on academics. Each program's participants not only live in the same residence hall but participate in an academic component that helps bring them together as a community. 

Several programs have a weekly colloquium, for example, and several offer one or more 3-credit-hour courses. These communities introduce participants to what this major research university has to offer, including access to some of FSU's most distinguished faculty members. In the midst of all this intense emphasis on building an academic community, the participants - most of whom are first-year students - focus on learning. Being part of these programs helps residents build on the high level of motivation that they bring to being an FSU student. One payoff of these programs' increased intensity is that a higher proportion of their residents are graduating on time.

LLCs could be for you if you can appreciate the academic advantages of belonging to an exceptionally close, supportive community of successful students and dedicated faculty. Selection is competitive, and based on the quality of a brief LLC application. You're welcome to apply for more than one program.

LLC Program Program Location Requirements
Bryan Hall (Curiosity and a Desire to Learn) Bryan Hall First-Year Student
Music Cawthon Hall Major in Music
Nursing Wildwood Hall Major in Nursing
Pre-Health Professions Reynolds Hall

Major in Allied Health, Athletic Training, Dentistry, Medicine, Physical/Occupational Therapy and other health related professions

Submit a Wellness Agreement

Social Justice Wildwood Hall First-Year Student
Public Affairs DeGraff Hall First-Year Student
Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (WIMSE) Cawthon Hall Female & Major in Math, Science, or Engineering

Residents of Bryan, Cawthon, and Reynolds Halls a required to purchase a Seminole Dining meal plan membership.


Application Process

  1. Complete a Fall/Spring Housing Contract, including making the $225 prepayment. 
  2. Apply to one or more LLCs. All application materials must be submitted by April 9, 2012. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  3. Selection committees will review all applications and assign applicant status (Accepted, Declined, or Alternate). 
  4. View your status between April 18-21, 2012.
  5. If accepted to one or more LLCs, accept one LLC invitation between April 18-21, 2012.

Application Tips

  • Apply for all of the LLCs for which you are eligible and that interest you.
  • Check out each LLC’s website. It's important to understand what each program requires of its residents before you apply.
  • Login to the LLC application and copy the questions for the LLC(s) for which you would like to apply.  Once you have answered the questions, log back into the LLC application and submit your answers.