What are Living-Learning Communities?

Looking for something a little extra in your living experience? Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are a great example of UWG's commitment to scholarly achievement, creative expression, and service to humanity. LLCs are specialized living environments for small groups of first-time, first-year students centered on specific themes and integrating common academic courses, custom programming, and mentoring. Research indicates that students who participate in LLCs earn higher grades and are more satisfied with the overall college experience than other students. Applying to an LLC is optional and not required to secure housing.

More Information about LLCs

  • Sports Management

    The Sport Management LLC supports one of the largest growing majors on UWG's campus. It allows for those interested in the major to not only learn  together,but live together and help each other grow in their pursuit to understand how to apply practical and theoretical concepts critical to effective operationsof amateur and professional sports organizations. This community helps first-year students by giving them the opportunity to learn things about thesport management field with co-curricular events in the halls, working with the common syllabus and the residential curriculum to make sure that the eventsoccurring in the halls correspond with the material being taught in the classroom. The LLC is placed in Center Pointe Suites, which is the closest residence hall to the Coliseum.

    Where is the community located?
    Center Pointe Suites - 1000 building, 1st floor

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for the Sports Management community must participate in the this program.

    Are there required courses?
    Yes. Students will sign up for required courses at Orientation. 

    To whom is the community open?
    This community is for first-year students only..

    Is there a fee for the community?
    Yes, participants are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community features. 

  • Community Health & Wellness

    The Community Health & Wellness LLC supports one of the largest growing majors on UWG's campus. It allows for those interested in the major to not only learn together, but live together and help each other grow in their understanding of changing lifestyle behaviors with the goal of moving toward a state of improved health. This community helps first-year students by giving them the opportunity to learn about the Community Health & Wellness field with co-curricular events in the halls focusing on service learning, working with the common syllabus and the residential curriculum to make sure that the events occurring in the halls correspond with the material being taught in the classroom. The LLC is placed in Center Pointe Suites, which is the closest residence hall to the Coliseum.

    Where is the community located?
    Center Pointe Suites - 1000 building, 1st floor

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for this community must participate in this program.

    Are there required courses?
    Yes. Students will sign up for required courses at Orientation. 

    To whom is the community open?
    This community is for first-year students only..

    Is there a fee for the community?
    Yes,  participants are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community features.

     

  • Honors

    Join a community of scholars for intellectual pursuits both in and out of the classroom!  The Honors LLC is a dedicated floor for first-year students who are also members of the Honors College. Students will participate in programs that focus on increasing academic achievement, building community, and developing a sense of service.   Honors faculty, staff, and special guests will visit the community to host discussions, dinners, service projects, and social events.  Honors LLC students will be enrolled in common sections of an Honors interdisciplinary studies course that meets core curriculum requirements.

    Benefits of the Honors LLC Program Include:

    Living with other motivated Honors students in a close knit community that is diverse and respectful.
    Special programming including but not limited to, guest speakers, academic and social programs, service projects, and cultural events.
    Additional access to academic resources such as advising, Honors College faculty, classroom space, and mentors.

    Where is the community located?
    The Oaks (2300 floor). There are 35 spaces allotted for this community. This is the top floor, so there will be no noisy neighbors overhead!
     
    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the rooms designated for the Honors living-learning community must be members of the Honors College.
     
    To whom is the community open?
    The Honors LLC is open to first-year students who are admitted to the Honors College. Prospective Honors students must fill out the New Freshman Application, and must meet two of the following five minimum academic requirements for admission to the Honors College:   
    1. 3.5 High School GPA
    2. 1750 SAT Composite Or 26 ACT Composite
    3. 650 SAT Critical Reading Or 28 ACT English
    4. 650 SAT Math Or 28 ACT Math
    5. 600 SAT Writing Or 26 ACT Writing
    What are the Requirements to Participate in the Honors LLC?
    To foster student success in the Honors LLC, members are expected to actively participate in the Honors-LLC programs and events throughout the year. Honors LLC students will be enrolled in common sections of an Honors interdisciplinary studies course that meets core curriculum requirements.
     
    Is there a fee for the community?
    Yes, Honors LLC members are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community programming.
  • Residential Peer Mentoring 

    Already thinking about all the hard work necessary to get or keep the HOPE scholarship and graduate on time? Then rev up your academic habits by joining the Residential Peer Mentoring Community! Live in a co-ed community of first-year students committed to a successful freshman year experience. In RPM, you’ll develop the academic and personal habits necessary for a smooth transition to college life. You'll receive one-on-one mentoring from your RA and participate in goal setting, academic skills programming, and social activities with your neighbors.  

    Where is the community located?
    The Oaks 1000 building
    Gunn Hall 
    Bowdon Hall - West Wing

    Can I live in this LLC with someone who is not participating in the program?
    Sorry, but no. All students living in the appointed RPM community must participate in the RPM community.

    Are there required programs or courses?

    Yes. Students will sign up for required courses at Orientation. 

    To whom is the community open?
    The RPM community is for first-year students only.

    Is there a fee for the community?
    Yes, RPM participants are required to pay a $20 special interest housing fee each semester to fund specialized community features.

What are Themed Living Communities?

While an LLC offer student an academic component to their living experience, Themed Living Communities (TLC) allow students to live with likeminded people with the same interests and likes.  Applying to a TLC is optional and is not required to secure housing.

More information about TLCs

  • Things get Solved if you Get Involved!

    Located in The Oaks -1000 building, fourth floor

    Community involvement is extremely important personally and world-wide. It can also foster connections and enhance your resume. Being involved shows pride in your community and grants an opportunity to give back through service projects and engaged citizenry. Do you have a passion for being involved? Join the Get Involved! TLC to be part of a community that connects you with other students that value connecting with the community, both on and off campus!

  • Own Your Money, Own Your Future

    Located in The Oaks - 1000 building, third floor

    Own Your Money, Own Your Future is a themed learning community that focuses on financial literacy and skills across the lifespan. Students will gain concrete skills like budgeting, understanding student loan repayment, and understanding credit. Students will also develop their critical thinking skills and self-awareness about their needs and wants regarding financial wellness, resulting in students being more prepared to succeed during and after their education at UWG.

  • University Brand Ambassadors

    Located in Center Pointe Suites -1000 building, second floor

    University Brand Ambassadors is a themed learning community that focuses on shaping the UWG brand! Students will gain leadership skills while coming up with innovative ways to set UWG apart from other schools. Do you love UWG? Join us and build a community that focuses on outreach to the student body through swag giveaways and other student contact, while learning more about the logistics of being a business!

  • Self Marketing 

    Located in Center Pointe Suites -1000 building, second floor

    Self-Marketing provides a hands-on experience into the realm of marketing! This themed learning community focuses on teaching students -- especially those interested in majoring in Marketing, Communications, or a related field -- how to market themselves to potential employers through their portfolio pieces, interview skills, resumes, and cover letters. This community also focuses on teaching tangible, basic skills of how to create print materials, videos, and other portfolio aspects.

  • Culinary Arts

    Located in Center Pointe Suites -1000 building, second floor

    Interested in learning culinary skills? Culinary Art is just for you! Students will form strong bonds by working together and learning to cook. Students will also talk about what foods they enjoy, what they currently know how to prepare, and what they would like to learn. Students will learn basic cooking methods, food preparation skills, and how to appreciate cooking as an art form!

  • Outdoor Recreation and Leadership

    Located in Center Pointe Suites -1000 building, second floor

    Outdoor Recreation and Leadership is a themed learning community that focuses providing outdoor adventure and leadership opportunities. Students will be able to participate in outdoor activities like rock climbing, kayaking, etc. that are already fully planned out by West Georgia Outdoors staff, as well as rent West Georgia Outdoor's equipment at reduced rates. Students in ORL will also have opportunities to participate in trail and river clean-ups and other community service experiences for the Carrollton area to learn about environmental ethics and responsible outdoor adventure.