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What's a Living–Learning Community?

At Florida State, a Living–Learning Community (LLC) is a small group of students who live together, share an interest, and take one or two of their classes together — usually in a small classroom inside their residence hall. Designed primarily for first-year students, an LLC is a great place to plug into a supportive network of students and distinguished faculty as soon as you arrive at FSU.

If you're admitted to FSU as a First Time in College student, there's an LLC for you — regardless of your major, career goals, or accelerated credit earned in high school. Once you've submitted your Fall/Spring housing contract, consider applying for one or more LLCs. Selection is competitive and based on the quality of a brief LLC application. To learn more about each community and how to apply, explore the links on this page or contact University Housing.


Living-Learning Community Location Theme Number of Students Features Include Eligible Applicants
Business

Business »

Azalea Hall (Coming soon 2024) Maximizing your potential by providing engagement, networking and early exposure in business careers 40-75 Courses that help students complete pre-business requirements; career opportunities; engagement with business faculty; networking with industry professionals and alumni; extensive mentoring; early exposure to resources; and a supportive environment with other business students. Pre-business majors or students intending to major in business
Engineering

Engineering »

Magnolia Hall Launching your engineering career while learning about the grand challenges engineers can help solve 30 Courses that help students complete pre-engineering requirements and improve engineering-related skills; opportunities to become a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholar; leadership, research, and community engagement opportunities Pre-engineering majors or students intending to major in engineering preferred
Entreprenuership and Innovation

Entrepreneurship and Innovation »

Deviney Hall Developing creative, technical and practical entrepreneurial skills to turn ideas into action 36 Presentations by guest entrepreneurs; start-up site visits; team projects; design thinking workshop; competitions; class in FSU's Innovation Hub Any first-year student
Exploration and Discovery

Exploration and Discovery »

Bryan Hall Exploration and discovery of interests, majors, and career paths 128 Organized exploration of interests, academic majors, and career options; interactions with campus leaders and distinguished faculty; professional mentorship option Any first-year student
FGEN

FGEN Noles »

Wildwood Hall Pathways to academic and professional success for first-generation college students from all majors 76 Personal and career development opportunities; courses in academic success strategies; community events; interaction with faculty; access to college life coaching, skills support, alumni mentors, and scholarship opportunities. Any first-generation and first-time-in-college student
Global and Public Affairs

Global and Public Affairs »

Dorman Hall Understanding and impacting society at local, state, national, and global levels 38 Interaction with social science faculty; group discussions of politics, culture, and public policy; presentations by experts in global and public affairs; opportunities for global engagement through the Global Citizenship Certificate program. Social science majors or minors preferred
Health Professions

Health Professions »

Reynolds Hall Exploring and preparing for careers in the health professions 44 Guided exploration of the health care field, academic majors, and career options; interactions with campus leaders, advisors, and distinguished faculty in health care; professional shadowing option Health-related majors only
Music

Music »

Cawthon Hall Exploring and preparing for careers in music 180 Concerts, jam sessions, and guest artists; practice and performance spaces; Spring Break study abroad option Music majors or minors only
Nursing

Nursing »

Wildwood Hall Exploring nursing as a major and a profession 30 Interactions with nursing faculty, nursing advisors and upper-division nursing majors Nursing majors preferred
WIMSE

WIMSE »

Cawthon Hall Opportunity and community for women in STEM fields 33 Lab tours; paid, supervised research option; peer mentors; ongoing involvement and leadership opportunities after the WIMSE year Math, science, or engineering majors only

Faculty Directors

LLC Faculty Directors

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! On our Tallahassee campus, check out the three LLCs that offer courses and other opportunities of value to any first-time-in-college student: Exploration & Discovery, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Global & Public Affairs. Five LLCs with special requirements or major-specific themes are also available; look for those if you're a first-generation college student, if you’re majoring in music, business, or engineering, if you're exploring nursing or another health profession, or if you're a woman majoring in math or science. Visit each LLC's website to discover which ones call your name, then apply for as many as you like. Applicants who are invited to more than one LLC at a time and who accept promptly may accept the invitation of their choice.

Any incoming first-time-in-college student may apply to one or more LLCs.

No. LLC residents pay no more than non-LLC residents for the same hall and room type. The most common room type in all LLCs, as in most on-campus halls available to new students, is a suite-style double with shared bathroom; the cost of this room type is fully paid for students who have an active Florida Pre-Paid Dormitory account.

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 Community, selection is based on the student's audition to the FSU College of Music or the School of Theatre. For all other LLCs, selection is based on a brief online essay application.

2023-2024 LLC Agreements

In accordance with Florida State University's Academic Honor System, I pledge that my responses to the written portion of my application are my own work.

If I am invited to participate in the Engineering Learning Community at Magnolia Hall and take the required online action to accept that invitation, I understand that I am making a commitment for both fall and spring semesters with the following responsibilities and obligations:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS OF ANY LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY AT FLORIDA STATE

  1. I will be an active participant in the living-learning community (LLC). This includes enrolling in all required fall and spring LLC courses, earning satisfactory/passing grades in those courses, and respecting my peers in the program. (Course requirements are outlined below.)
  2. I understand that if I am reassigned from the residence hall, whether in response to behavioral issues or at my own request, I will be removed from the LLC and my LLC courses.
  3. I understand that change of major, course conflict, or the number of college credits I have earned do not release me from the obligations of the LLC while I am assigned to a room in the LLC.
  4. I understand that, if I decide to leave the LLC before the end of the academic year, I will be reassigned to a room outside of the LLC which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.
  5. If I have a mutually requested roommate, I understand that my requested roommate and I will only be assigned together in the LLC if each of us meets all criteria and deadlines for (a) applying to the LLC; (b) requesting each other as roommates; and (c) being selected for and accepting an invitation to the same LLC.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENGINEERING LEARNING COMMUNITY RESIDENTS

  • I agree to support the overall goals of the Engineering Learning Community: building a community of pre-engineering students across the engineering disciplines and engaging with the grand challenges faced by today’s engineers.
  • I agree to be an active participant of a diverse, inclusive community of students: I will respect and accept diverse individuals and diverse talents.
  • I will strive to maintain an appropriate full-time academic load and remain in good standing both semesters.
  • I plan to pursue a major within the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

REQUIRED FALL COURSES

  1. EGN 1004L, First Year Engineering Laboratory, 1 credit taken in person at the FAMU–FSU College of Engineering
  2. HUM 1921, Engineering LLC Colloquium, 1 credit taken in person in the Magnolia Hall classroom

REQUIRED SPRING COURSE

  1. Spring Colloquium: HUM 1921, Engineering LLC Colloquium, 1 credit taken in person in the Magnolia Hall classroom

As a part of my formal application to become a member of the Engineering Learning Community at Magnolia Hall, I agree to comply with each of the requirements listed above. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this agreement may result in reassignment to another available room within University Housing which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.

In accordance with Florida State University's Academic Honor System, I pledge that my responses to the written portion of my application are my own work.

If I am invited to participate in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community at Deviney Hall and take the required online action to accept that invitation, I understand that I am making a commitment for both fall and spring semesters with the following responsibilities and obligations:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS OF ANY LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY AT FLORIDA STATE

  1. I will be an active participant in the living-learning community (LLC). This includes enrolling in all required fall and spring LLC courses, earning satisfactory/passing grades in those courses, and respecting my peers in the program. (Course requirements are outlined below.)
  2. I understand that if I am reassigned from the residence hall, whether in response to behavioral issues or at my own request, I will be removed from the LLC and my LLC courses.
  3. I understand that change of major, course conflict, or the number of college credits I have earned do not release me from the obligations of the LLC while I am assigned to a room in the LLC.
  4. I understand that, if I decide to leave the LLC before the end of the academic year, I will be reassigned to a room outside of the LLC which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.
  5. If I have a mutually requested roommate, I understand that my requested roommate and I will only be assigned together in the LLC if each of us meets all criteria and deadlines for (a) applying to the LLC; (b) requesting each other as roommates; and (c) being selected for and accepting an invitation to the same LLC.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION LEARNING COMMUNITY MEMBERS

  • I agree to support the overall goal of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community (EILC): creating a safe, comfortable, and stimulating living-learning environment for first-year students.
  • I will maintain an appropriate full-time academic load and remain in good standing both semesters.
  • I will attend a one-hour EILC orientation session on the Thursday, Friday, OR Saturday before classes begin in August. Because this event is required of all new members, I will plan moving, travel, and activity schedules accordingly so that I can attend one of these sessions.

REQUIRED RETREAT

  • I will attend the required EILC half-day retreat to be held in early September. Additional information and the exact date will be announced in April.

REQUIRED COURSES

  1. Fall and Spring Colloquium for one credit hour each semester.
  2. At least one three-credit-hour in-house course each semester. These courses will satisfy some of the Liberal Studies requirements for all undergraduate FSU students and are not expected to add additional credit hours to a student’s course load.

As a part of my formal application to become a member of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community at Deviney Hall, I agree to comply with each of the requirements listed above. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this agreement may result in reassignment to another available room within University Housing which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.

In accordance with Florida State University's Academic Honor System, I pledge that my responses to the written portion of my application are my own work.

If I am invited to participate in the Exploration and Discovery Learning Community at Bryan Hall and take the required online action to accept that invitation, I understand that I am making a commitment for both fall and spring semesters with the following responsibilities and obligations:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS OF ANY LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY AT FLORIDA STATE

  1. I will be an active participant in the living-learning community (LLC). This includes enrolling in all required fall and spring LLC courses, earning satisfactory/passing grades in those courses, and respecting my peers in the program. (Course requirements are outlined below.)
  2. I understand that if I am reassigned from the residence hall, whether in response to behavioral issues or at my own request, I will be removed from the LLC and my LLC courses.
  3. I understand that change of major, course conflict, or the number of college credits I have earned do not release me from the obligations of the LLC while I am assigned to a room in the LLC.
  4. I understand that, if I decide to leave the LLC before the end of the academic year, I will be reassigned to a room outside of the LLC which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.
  5. If I have a mutually requested roommate, I understand that my requested roommate and I will only be assigned together in the LLC if each of us meets all criteria and deadlines for (a) applying to the LLC; (b) requesting each other as roommates; and (c) being selected for and accepting an invitation to the same LLC.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY LEARNING COMMUNITY RESIDENTS

  1. I agree to support the overall goal of the Exploration and Discovery Learning Community: creating a safe, comfortable, and stimulating living–learning environment for first–year students.
  2. I will maintain an appropriate full-time academic load and remain in good standing both semesters.
  3. I will attend a one–hour Exploration and Discovery orientation session on the Thursday, Friday, OR Saturday before classes begin in August. Because this event is required of all new members, I will plan moving, travel, and activity schedules accordingly in order to attend.
  4. I understand that this is a one-year program especially for new students, and that I will not be eligible to be a resident of Bryan Hall or the Exploration and Discovery LLC after one academic year.

REQUIRED COURSES

  1. Fall: HUM 1921 (Learning Community Colloquium) AND one in-house course
  2. Spring: One in-house course OR a one-credit-hour mentorship

As a part of my formal application to become a member of the Exploration and Discovery Learning Community, I agree to comply with each of the requirements listed above. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this agreement may result in reassignment to another available room within University Housing which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.

In accordance with Florida State University's Academic Honor System, I pledge that my responses to the written portion of my application are my own work.

If I am invited to participate in the FGEN Noles Living-Learning Community at Wildwood Hall and take the required online action to accept that invitation, I understand that I am making a commitment for both fall and spring semesters with the following responsibilities and obligations:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS OF ANY LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY AT FLORIDA STATE

  1. I will be an active participant in the living-learning community (LLC). This includes enrolling in all required fall and spring LLC courses, earning satisfactory/passing grades in those courses, and respecting my peers in the program. (Course requirements are outlined below.)
  2. I understand that if I am reassigned from the residence hall, whether in response to behavioral issues or at my own request, I will be removed from the LLC and my LLC courses.
  3. I understand that change of major, course conflict, or the number of college credits I have earned do not release me from the obligations of the LLC while I am assigned to a room in the LLC.
  4. I understand that, if I decide to leave the LLC before the end of the academic year, I will be reassigned to a room outside of the LLC which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.
  5. If I have a mutually requested roommate, I understand that my requested roommate and I will only be assigned together in the LLC if each of us meets all criteria and deadlines for (a) applying to the LLC; (b) requesting each other as roommates; and (c) being selected for and accepting an invitation to the same LLC.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF FGEN NOLES LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY RESIDENTS

  1. I agree to support the overall goal of the FGEN Noles Living-Learning Community: creating a safe, inclusive, diverse, supportive, and academically engaging living–learning environment for first–generation college students.
  2. I agree to participate in a variety of mandatory academic and student support engagement activities, as required, over the course of my two-semester experience.
  3. I understand that I will be expected to complete a once per semester check-in meeting with a CARE staff member each semester until graduation.
  4. I will maintain an appropriate full-time academic load.
  5. I will attend a one-hour FGEN LLC orientation session on the Sunday before classes begin in August. Because this event is required of all new members, I will plan moving, travel, and activity schedules accordingly so that I can attend one of these sessions.

REQUIRED FALL COURSES

  1. FGEN Noles Colloquium (HUM1921) for one credit hour
  2. One three-credit-hour in-house course

REQUIRED SPRING EXPERIENCE

    Spring experience offerings will relate to personal and career development and will include a selection of several for-credit courses and not-for-credit activities; each LLC resident must select and complete one.

As a part of my formal application to become a member of the FGEN Noles Living-Learning Community, I agree to comply with each of the requirements listed above. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this agreement may result in reassignment to another available room within University Housing which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.

In accordance with Florida State University's Academic Honor System, I pledge that my responses to the written portion of my application are my own work.

If I am invited to participate in the Global and Public Affairs Learning Community at Dorman Hall and take the required online action to accept that invitation, I understand that I am making a commitment for both fall and spring semesters with the following responsibilities and obligations:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS OF ANY LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY AT FLORIDA STATE

  1. I will be an active participant in the living-learning community (LLC). This includes enrolling in all required fall and spring LLC courses, earning satisfactory/passing grades in those courses, and respecting my peers in the program. (Course requirements are outlined below.)
  2. I understand that if I am reassigned from the residence hall, whether in response to behavioral issues or at my own request, I will be removed from the LLC and my LLC courses.
  3. I understand that change of major, course conflict, or the number of college credits I have earned do not release me from the obligations of the LLC while I am assigned to a room in the LLC.
  4. I understand that, if I decide to leave the LLC before the end of the academic year, I will be reassigned to a room outside of the LLC which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.
  5. If I have a mutually requested roommate, I understand that my requested roommate and I will only be assigned together in the LLC if each of us meets all criteria and deadlines for (a) applying to the LLC; (b) requesting each other as roommates; and (c) being selected for and accepting an invitation to the same LLC.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF GLOBAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS LEARNING COMMUNITY RESIDENTS

  1. I agree to support the overall goal of the Global and Public Affairs Learning Community: creating a safe, comfortable and stimulating living–learning environment for first-year students.
  2. I understand that this is a one-year program especially for new students, and that I will not be eligible to be a resident member of the Global and Public Affairs Learning Community after one academic year.

REQUIRED COURSES

  1. Fall Public Affairs Colloquium (ISS 1921), one credit hour
  2. Global Perspectives (IDS 2431), three credit hours
  3. Spring Public Affairs Colloquium (ISS 1921), one credit hour

As a part of my formal application to become a member of the Global and Public Affairs Learning Community at Dorman Hall, I agree to comply with each of the requirements listed above. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this agreement may result in reassignment to another available room within University Housing which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.

In accordance with Florida State University's Academic Honor System, I pledge that my responses to the written portion of my application are my own work.

If I am invited to participate in the Health Professions Learning Community at Reynolds Hall and take the required online action to accept that invitation, I understand that I am making a commitment for both fall and spring semesters with the following responsibilities and obligations:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS OF ANY LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY AT FLORIDA STATE:

  1. I will be an active participant in the living-learning community (LLC). This includes enrolling in all required fall and spring LLC courses, earning satisfactory/passing grades in those courses, and respecting my peers in the program. (Course requirements are outlined below.)
  2. I understand that if I am reassigned from the residence hall, whether in response to behavioral issues or at my own request, I will be removed from the LLC and my LLC courses.
  3. I understand that change of major, course conflict, or the number of college credits I have earned do not release me from the obligations of the LLC while I am assigned to a room in the LLC.
  4. I understand that, if I decide to leave the LLC before the end of the academic year, I will be reassigned to a room outside of the LLC which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.
  5. If I have a mutually requested roommate, I understand that my requested roommate and I will only be assigned together in the LLC if each of us meets all criteria and deadlines for (a) applying to the LLC; (b) requesting each other as roommates; and (c) being selected for and accepting an invitation to the same LLC.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS LEARNING COMMUNITY RESIDENTS

  1. I understand that this is a one–year program designed for new students, and that I will not be eligible to be a resident member of the Health Professions Learning Community after one academic year unless I am selected to return as a sophomore mentor.

REQUIRED COURSES

  • FALL

PET 1081: Health Professions Learning Community Colloquium 1 Credit Hour

  • SPRING

Shadow one health professional of your choice as approved by the faculty director(s).

Meet with your assigned small group on an assigned basis to discuss and reflect in writing on shadowing experience by completing the assigned form.

As a part of my formal application to become a member of the Health Professions Learning Community at Reynolds Hall, I agree to comply with each of the requirements listed above. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this agreement may result in reassignment to another available room within University Housing which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.

In accordance with Florida State University's Academic Honor System, I pledge that my responses to the written portion of my application are my own work.

If I am invited to participate in the Music Living-Learning Community (MLLC) at Cawthon Hall and take the required online action to accept that invitation, I understand that I am making a commitment for both fall and spring semesters with the following responsibilities and obligations:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS OF ANY LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY AT FLORIDA STATE

  1. I will be an active participant in the living-learning community (LLC). This includes enrolling in all required fall and spring LLC courses, earning satisfactory/passing grades in those courses, and respecting my peers in the program. (Course requirements are outlined below.)
  2. I understand that if I am reassigned from the residence hall, whether in response to behavioral issues or at my own request, I will be removed from the LLC and my LLC courses.
  3. I understand that change of major, course conflict, or the number of college credits I have earned do not release me from the obligations of the LLC while I am assigned to a room in the LLC.
  4. I understand that, if I decide to leave the LLC before the end of the academic year, I will be reassigned to a room outside of the LLC which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.
  5. If I have a mutually requested roommate, I understand that my requested roommate and I will only be assigned together in the LLC if each of us meets all criteria and deadlines for (a) applying to the LLC; (b) requesting each other as roommates; and (c) being selected for and accepting an invitation to the same LLC.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF MUSIC LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY RESIDENTS

  1. I agree to support the overall goal of the Music Living-Learning Community.
  2. I will major or minor in music or musical theatre. I understand that I may become ineligible for the Music Living-Learning Community and may be reassigned to another residence hall if I change my major to one other than in music or musical theatre.

REQUIRED COURSES

  1. Each semester, I will enroll in the required Music Living–Learning Community Colloquium ("Cawthon Colloquium"), a special, zero- or one-credit, S/U course, and submit the required documentation of my participation in the meetings and presentations. I agree to attend and participate in the meetings and events of the Music Living-Learning Community and to attend the required number of special presentations for Music Living-Learning Community students selected from a list of events occurring throughout the year.
  2. I agree to enroll in at least one additional course per semester offered within the Music Living–Learning Community. I may take more than one course, if space is available. [Note: Each semester, courses will be offered that are part of the core curriculum for first and second–year music majors. Most music students will take their required music theory, sight singing and aural skills, class piano, or music literature course in Cawthon Hall.]

As a part of my formal application to become a member of the Music Living-Learning Community at Cawthon Hall, I agree to comply with each of the requirements listed above. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this agreement may result in reassignment to another available room within University Housing which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.

In accordance with Florida State University's Academic Honor System, I pledge that my responses to the written portion of my application are my own work.

If I am invited to participate in the Nursing Learning Community at Wildwood Hall and take the required online action to accept that invitation, I understand that I am making a commitment for both fall and spring semesters with the following responsibilities and obligations:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS OF ANY LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY AT FLORIDA STATE:

  1. I will be an active participant in the living-learning community (LLC). This includes enrolling in all required fall and spring LLC courses, earning satisfactory/passing grades in those courses, and respecting my peers in the program. (Course requirements are outlined below.)
  2. I understand that if I am reassigned from the residence hall, whether in response to behavioral issues or at my own request, I will be removed from the LLC and my LLC courses.
  3. I understand that change of major, course conflict, or the number of college credits I have earned do not release me from the obligations of the LLC while I am assigned to a room in the LLC.
  4. I understand that, if I decide to leave the LLC before the end of the academic year, I will be reassigned to a room outside of the LLC which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.
  5. If I have a mutually requested roommate, I understand that my requested roommate and I will only be assigned together in the LLC if each of us meets all criteria and deadlines for (a) applying to the LLC; (b) requesting each other as roommates; and (c) being selected for and accepting an invitation to the same LLC.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF NURSING LEARNING COMMUNITY RESIDENTS:

  • I agree to support the overall goal of the Nursing Learning Community: to provide an atmosphere that encourages the development of the professionalism associated with the career of nursing.

REQUIRED COURSES

  • I will enroll in the required colloquium course, HUM1921, each semester.

As a part of my formal application to become a member of the Nursing Learning Community at Wildwood Hall, I agree to comply with each of the requirements listed above. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this agreement may result in reassignment to another available room within University Housing which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.

In accordance with Florida State University's Academic Honor System, I pledge that my responses to the written portion of my application are my own work.

If I am invited to participate in the Women in Math, Science and Engineering (WIMSE) Learning Community at Cawthon Hall and take the required online action to accept that invitation, I understand that I am making a commitment for both fall and spring semesters with the following responsibilities and obligations:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS OF ANY LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY AT FLORIDA STATE

  1. I will be an active participant in the living-learning community (LLC). This includes enrolling in all required fall and spring LLC courses, earning satisfactory/passing grades in those courses, and respecting my peers in the program. (Course requirements are outlined below.)
  2. I understand that if I am reassigned from the residence hall, whether in response to behavioral issues or at my own request, I will be removed from the LLC and my LLC courses.
  3. I understand that change of major, course conflict, or the number of college credits I have earned do not release me from the obligations of the LLC while I am assigned to a room in the LLC.
  4. I understand that, if I decide to leave the LLC before the end of the academic year, I will be reassigned to a room outside of the LLC which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.
  5. If I have a mutually requested roommate, I understand that my requested roommate and I will only be assigned together in the LLC if each of us meets all criteria and deadlines for (a) applying to the LLC; (b) requesting each other as roommates; and (c) being selected for and accepting an invitation to the same LLC.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF WIMSE RESIDENTS

  1. I authorize the director of WIMSE or designee to review my academic records periodically to provide support when needed and ensure continued eligibility for WIMSE.
  2. I will attend the overnight WIMSE Welcome Retreat held the Friday afternoon through Saturday morning before classes begin in August. Since this event is required of all new members, I will plan moving, travel, and activity schedules accordingly.
  3. I will major in science, mathematics, or engineering. I understand that I will become ineligible for WIMSE and may be reassigned to another residence hall if I change my major to one other than in science, mathematics, or engineering.
  4. I will give priority to WIMSE activities over the activities of other student organizations such as sororities and clubs. Please note: students interested in joining a social sorority may have conflicts between the sorority recruitment schedule and the mandatory WIMSE Welcome Retreat. WIMSE and Greek Life have made efforts to minimize these conflicts but it is ultimately up to the student to manage her involvement in both of these activities effectively. Specific information will be available at WIMSE orientation, and we encourage students to thoroughly consider these opportunities and make informed commitments.
  5. I will not withdraw from (drop) my math or science course without receiving permission from the WIMSE director.

REQUIRED COURSES

  1. I will enroll in the one–credit–hour WIMSE Colloquium during both the Fall and Spring semesters.
  2. I will enroll in a mathematics course (unless I have satisfied the math requirements for my major) and an appropriate science or engineering course during both the Fall and Spring semesters. This requirement ensures that students will have early exposure to challenging classes while in the supportive WIMSE community and will have many WIMSE peers in some of the same courses.

As a part of my formal application to become a member of WIMSE at Cawthon Hall, I agree to comply with each of the requirements listed above. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this agreement may result in reassignment to another available room within University Housing which is not guaranteed to be in the same residence hall.

How to Apply for a Living-Learning Community

Any first-year student with an active Fall-Spring housing contract may apply to any LLC beginning February 21. If you have already completed Steps 1 and 2 below, Steps 3 and 4 will take about one minute each to complete.

To apply for one or more LLCs on FSU's Tallahassee campus for Fall-Spring 2024-25:

  1. Carefully read the LLC agreement of interest to you; if you have any questions or concerns about anything in the agreement, contact that LLC’s faculty director for clarification.
  2. Skip this step when applying to the Music or FGEN Noles LLC. Compose a brief response to each of the prompts provided, limiting your combined responses to a total of 700 words.
  3. Submit your LLC application no later than 11:59 PM EDT on Monday, April 1. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 to apply for additional LLCs if you wish.
  4. Log back into the LLC application on Friday, April 12 to check your updated status. If invited to any LLC, you must accept promptly or forfeit your invitation.

    • If your LLC application status is "Invited," click "Accept" before 11:59 p.m. EDT the following Monday to secure your space in the LLC
    • If your status is "Alternate," check it again weekly online, and check your FSU email account daily. If invited to any LLC, you must accept promptly or forfeit your invitation.

The application process and deadlines are different for Music LLC students applying to return for a second year in their LLC, and for students applying to join any LLC in the spring. For more information, please email Denise Mercier at dmercier@fsu.edu.

Living-Learning Community Application Prompts

For all LLCs except Music and Florence Immersion, applicants will submit brief responses to each of these prompts:

  1. What does the focus or theme of this LLC mean to you? What do you expect to gain by participating? What does it mean to you to be part of a community of people who come from diverse backgrounds? (350 words max)
  2. If you have chosen a major, why is it a good fit and how did you make this choice? If you have not yet chosen a major, which majors appeal to you and why? What courses, experiences, or informational resources have played a role in your decision process? (350 words max)

Contact Us

Denise Mercier

Denise Mercier Living–Learning Coordinator
Tel: (850) 644-2860
Email

Living Learning Communities Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

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