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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. 

There are three types of living learning environments available to meet these specialized needs:

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 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 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 Danielle Dolan, Area Coordinator at or (302) 831-8497.

  • 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 International House 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 or (302) 831-3003 with questions.

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.