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Living Learning Communities

Student Residence Policy

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All Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors Live on Campus Unless They Qualify for Commuter Status

Living on campus provides students with unmatched access to resources and activities leading to better grades, higher graduation rates, and more time with friends! See the FAQs page for more information about the housing policy.

A Living Learning Community, or LLC, is a residence hall where a select group of students share common residential and academic experiences. This can include an entire residence hall, one floor, or one section.

Students’ academic success is supported through residential experiences in which LLC members share a particular interest in academics, social, and cultural issues and activities. LLCs bring academics into the residence halls through on-site classes, exclusive programming, and opportunities to engage with faculty and university administrators. Students participating in LLCs experience an environment that is conducive to building a strong, interconnected peer support system that will serve them throughout their academic careers.

LLC Options

First year students can contact the specific program staff if they have any questions about the LLC. 

Nursing (N.E.T., Nurses Educated Together)

The Nursing LLC offers nursing majors the opportunity to engage in programs that are designed to help them learn more about the profession. They explore the real-life experiences of nurses and enjoy small-group meetings and presentations in and out of the residence hall with nursing faculty who are dedicated to their success. Space in this LLC is limited. Contact if interested.


The Engineering LLC provides freshmen engineering students a unique opportunity to live and learn together through a variety of co-curricular activities and social events. This peer support system eases the transition to college. Monthly meetings introduce freshmen to scholarly faculty work, and diverse programming complements the classroom while addressing personal development, academic skills, and success in the engineering profession. Contact Nora Kogut at if interested.


Being a part of the Business LLC gives students the opportunity to live with like-minded business students and build strong relationships that will last a lifetime both professionally and personally! Any student interested in majoring in business or learning about business-related concepts should consider applying by contacting Nancy Collins at


Widener’s Honors Program in General Education (HPGE) LLC provides students the opportunity to live with others who love academic challenges. The HPGE LLC hosts activities that allow members to hear great speakers and experience new activities outside of the classroom. The HPGE LLC is open to all freshmen that are invited into the honors program in general education. Email Ilene Lieberman at for more information.

Civic Engagement and Global Leadership

The Civic Engagement and Global Leadership LLC provides an opportunity for freshmen to experience civic engagement and global leadership through a multitude of personalized residential experiences. LLC global civic leaders work to bridge the gap between the local and global by working with international students to make them feel welcome and encouraging engagement in our local community. Activities include service trips, leadership workshops, running a Rotary Club, programs through the Office of Civic Engagement, and more! Contact Gretchen Mielke at if interested.

How do I apply?

Students have the opportunity to  apply for an LLC via their housing application. Students interested in participating in an LLC are required to submit a short essay responding to questions provided in the LLC section of the housing application. The essay is submitted directly through the housing application.