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Living Learning Experience

All of our residence halls work to provide communities where student learning is enhanced by programming opportunities.  Residence Life & Housing has worked with colleagues across the campus to develop opportunities that have even greater potential to increase student success. 

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLC) provide the opportunity to become part of a unique experience with programs and facilities to advance the interests of the community members.  Each LLC is connected with a specific academic unit or department that provides support to the residents in these communities and direction for developmental activities. 

Current Living Learning Communities for Upper Division students include:

Bridge Experience

This LLC in Independence East is designed for students who have successfully completed the Associate of Arts Program.  Bridge Experience programs are designed to connect students to University resources, provide social events, and allow students to explore additional career options. The following special programming is planned:

  • Weekly resource connection programs
  • Activities with academic programs
  • Programs designed with Career Services Center
  • Weekly social events organized by residents
  • Mentoring programs with Residence Life & Housing staff and former Associate of Arts students.

Please contact Trina Nocerino, Complex Coordinator at Nocerino@udel.edu or (302) 831-7079.

Transfer Community

A community in Ray Street C designed for students who are not new to college, but new to UD, this LLC aims to connect new UD students to the requirements and resources to be academically successful and provide social events to connect to the Blue Hen experience. The following activities are planned:

  • Weekly interaction with staff members who understand the specific needs of transfer students
  • Social and career planning events designed for transfer students
  • Resources for academic advising, meeting degree requirements, and graduate school

Please contact Michele Kane at michelon@udel.edu or (302) 831-4663.

iHouse Community

iHouse is a global community comprising University of Delaware International and Domestic Students.  Residents of iHouse experience a rich, cultural exchange as well as participate in extended programming and community building. Conveniently located in Squire Hall on the South Central Green near Morris Library, Kent Dining Hall, Student Health Services, and the Green.

Community members will be provided with many opportunities to interact with people from other cultures both one-on-one and in a group setting.

To apply, select iHouse in the Living Learning Experience section of the Housing Application. Complete the remainder of the application according to the instructions.

Please contact Cheri Skipworth, Complex Coordinator at cskipwor@udel.edu or (302) 831-3003 with questions.


 

Living Learning Communities for First Year students for 2014-15 include:

Biology Living Learning Community

Required for all Biological Sciences Majors (non-honors)

Location: George Read

Contact: Dr. David Usher, Professor, Biological Sciences
bio-questions@udel.edu
302-831-6977

Description: The Biology LLC was developed by faculty members of the Biology department to encourage success in the classroom by developing ongoing programs and support systems. Students in the Biology LLC will gain knowledge by upper division student mentors who are advanced Biology majors. These LLC Mentors will organize study groups that will be invaluable in helping students cope with the new integrated introductory biology and chemistry courses being offered in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Lab, a new science teaching facility at UD. The mentors will also support activities to develop the Biology majors in their Freshman Year Seminar course and connect community members to opportunities and events in Biology. Biological Science faculty members organize an activity each month in the residence hall to help students learn about research opportunities and the expansive career choices for the major.

All Biology majors (who are not in the Honors Program) will be assigned to live in the BIO LLC which is located in the George Read Complex.

Due to this requirement, roommate choices may be requested, but cannot be guaranteed.

In addition to the BIO LLC, the George Read Complex also houses the Discover Our World (CEOE) LLC, the Thrive Wellness LLC, and the other half (approximately) of the complex is intermixed with first year students from a variety of other majors.

Discover our World! College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE) Living Learning Community

Required for all majors in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (non-honors)

Location: George Read

Contact: Dr. Franklin A. Newton, Assistant Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
fanewt@udel.edu
302-831-2841

Description: The CEOE LLC was developed by the Dean’s office and faculty members of the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment to encourage our students’ success at UD. The LLC accomplishes this by developing a sense of community among the entering cohort of students in the college all of whom share an interest in and passion for the earth and her systems. CEOE LLC members’ experiences include additional connection with the faculty, Assistant Dean and upperclass Enviro-mentors through formal and informal interactions and ongoing programmatic offerings. The CEOE Enviro-mentors are upper level students enrolled in majors in CEOE and who have been successful academically. They will serve as student mentors and assist students during their first year. First year CEOE students will be able to participate in study groups, support programs and other activities in order to connect with other LLC members and to maximize their potential for success.

All first year, students who have been admitted to CEOE majors will be housed in the CEOE-LLC. All CEOE majors (who are not in the Honors Program) will be assigned to live in the CEOE LLC which is located in the George Read Complex.

Due to this requirement, roommate choices may be requested, but cannot be guaranteed.

In addition to the CEOE LLC, the George Read Complex also houses the Biological Sciences (BIO) LLC, the Thrive Wellness LLC, and the other half (approximately) of the complex is intermixed with first year students from a variety of other majors.

Material Culture Living Learning Community

for Art History, Anthropology and Art Conservation majors
Optional for students who are accepted into the following majors: Art History, Anthropology and Art Conservation – apply via the My Housing Portal.

Location: To Be Determined

Contact: Dr. Vicki Cassman, Director of Undergraduate Art Conservation Studies
302-831-8092
vcassman@udel.edu

Description: A passion for material culture is what unites the freshmen admitted as Art History, Anthropology or Art Conservation majors, and these students would make up a meaningful Living Learning Community [LLC] at UD. Incoming freshmen with these three majors are few and distinctive. Incoming material culture freshmen are unique because they have already identified their passion and the LLC will help them make the most of that early and life-changing commitment.
The Material Culture LLC will provide students with a chance to make meaningful connections with their instructors and develop strong friendships with fellow students. Residents will have access to special resources, programs and activities, including: seminar; mentoring programs; discussion groups; career development; study groups; and service opportunities. These activities will allow students to connect with the campus community, by integrating classroom learning with the residential experience.

This community, location to be determined, will be the place to embrace a sense of adventure, broaden horizons, and make the most of the first year in college.

Pre Health Professional LLC (PHP LLC)

Optional for students in any major who are interested in going into health professions – apply via the My Housing Portal.
Honors students may apply.

Location: Louis L. Redding

Contact: Dr. David Barlow, Director for the Center for Premedical & Health Profession Studies
barlow@udel.edu
302-831-3030

Description: Students who are looking to go into one of the various Health Professions should consider applying to be a part of the University of Delaware’s new, first-year living learning community for pre-health professions. Located in Louis Redding Hall (an all-freshmen building), the Pre-Health Professions Living Learning Community invites student applicants who are interested in pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet or other health-related professions. Opportunities available to students living in the PHPLLC include:

  • Living in close proximity to the 25 other freshmen, and one upperclassman peer mentor, who are part of the PHP LLC, who have similar career interests and are taking similar courses.
  • Access to extra support from faculty and staff as students pursue career and grad school interests.
  • Access to professionals knowledgeable about standardized tests (e.g. MCAT) and graduate school applications.
  • In-depth and personalized advising from the University’s Center for Pre-Health Professions, in addition to regular academic advising.
  • Programs and events in the Residence Hall, including exciting speakers from the healthcare industry.
  • Access to extracurricular enrichment, including health-related volunteer experiences.

Thrive, a Wellness Living Learning Community

Optional for students who are interested in personal wellness and creating healthy communities – apply via the My Housing Portal. (non-honors)

Location: George Read

Contact: Caress Roach, Behavior Health Specialist, Student Wellness and Health Promotion
studentwellness@udel.edu
302-831-3457

Description: The Wellness LLC which is sponsored by Student Wellness and Health Promotion, a department within the Division of Student Life, offers first year students the opportunity to live in an environment which aspires to foster wellness, promote health and safety, and support academic success. Students who live in this community can benefit from opportunities designed to help them actively explore the connection between their choices regarding personal wellness and their academic achievement. Additionally, there will be offerings for learning new health-enhancement practices and opportunities to build these skills and routines in a supportive community with others so as to increase the possibility of maintaining a long-term healthier lifestyle. Students will get to experiences exclusive events and programs offered only in the Wellness LLC. Students living in the Wellness community will be encouraged to inspire, support and motivate their peers to create a safer, healthier, and more compassionate campus environment in which to live and study.

Students must apply to become a member of this community which has a limited number of spaces.

Community members will live together within George Read Hall.

Special Interest Housing Communities - Designed by You

Special Interest Housing Communities – Designed by YOU - are developed by students who live and work with like-minded students of various disciplines and interests.  Students, along with an advisor, develop a learning environment that supports both their interests and academics.  Groups of 8 or more students can apply to live together based on a shared topic of interest in academic majors, organization involvement, cultural groups, fraternity and sorority life, sports clubs, etc. All approved groups will be provided with a small budget from Residence Life & Housing for programming.

To apply for the Designed by You option in Ray Street, be sure to complete a supplemental application.

Learn more about Designed by YOU.

Other Housing Opportunity Application

You must specify other housing opportunities in your housing application. Some communities are available only by additional application or registration.

IMPORTANT: A completed Housing Application with Housing Preferences, Supplemental Application or agreement (except Honors), and housing prepayment must be submitted by the application deadline for a student to be considered as a candidate for these communities.