Living Learning Communities (LLCs)
|Shared Interests||Shared Majors||Shared Career Paths|
|Bryan Hall||Women in Math, Science and Engineering (WIMSE)||Nursing|
|Global and Public Affairs||Music||Pre-Health Professions|
While each learning community is unique, they all share a basic emphasis on academics. The residents of each learning community, most of whom are first-year students, live in the same residence hall and participate in an academic component that brings them together as a community. Several programs have a weekly colloquium course, for example, and several offer additional courses that apply toward the bachelor’s degree. Learning communities introduce participants to all the “value added” opportunities and experiences this major research university has to offer, including immediate interaction with some of FSU's most distinguished faculty members. Participating in a learning community helps residents build on the high level of motivation that they bring to college, and the outcome is that a higher proportion of learning community participants stay at Florida State University and graduate on time.
Any incoming first-time-in-college student may apply to one or more LLCs.
LLC residents pay no more than non-LLC residents for the same hall and room type. As you plan for Fall and Spring costs, though, please note that (1) all seven LLCs are located in suite-style halls, where rates are higher than in community-style halls; and (2) four LLCs are housed in halls whose residents are required to purchase Fall-Spring meal plans.
In most LLCs, residents take one 1-credit-hour colloquium and one 3-hour course. In the colloquium, residents meet weekly to explore topics related to the LLC’s theme. The 3-credit-hour course is also theme-related and may fulfill a Liberal Studies requirement (courses required of all FSU students, regardless of major).
For the Music Living-Learning Center, selection is based on the student’s audition to the FSU College of Music and his or her GPA. For all other LLCs, selection is based on a brief online essay application.
1. Submit a Fall/Spring housing contract as soon as possible.
2. Submit a separate online LLC application by April 6. Apply for more than one LLC if you wish.
3. Check your LLC application status online between April 22 and 25.
4. If your LLC application status is Invited, accept online between April 22 and 25.
If your status is Alternate, check it again weekly. Invitations not accepted by 11:59 p.m. EDT Saturday of the week they appear online may be withdrawn.
Housing Tip: Housing priority numbers have no impact on LLC selection. However, if you are not selected for any LLC, or if you choose to decline all LLC invitations, your Fall/Spring housing assignment will depend primarily on your housing priority number. For the best possible priority number, submit your Fall/Spring housing contract as early as possible.