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Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are residential communities of students and faculty who share a common interest. Each LLC is developed with a specific population in mind, and has dedicated professional and student staff members. Staff and Faculty work to develop an intentional co-curriculum based on the theme of each LLC, and work with student staff living on the floors to create an experiential community.

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LLC Program Goals

  • Develop partnerships with faculty and staff
  • Dialogue with peers about academic and social issues outside the classroom
  • Increase satisfaction with overall academic experience and persist at a higher rate
  • Enhance students’ connection with Temple University and the city of Philadelphia


Why Join An LLC?

Academic Benefits

LLC Students have the benefit of living in a specialized community with increased ease of access to academic resources. As a result, our students excel academically and our students in first-year communities persist at higher rates than their peers. This increase in academic success is illustrated in the table below, comparing first-year student Grade Point Averages.

Social Benefits

Coming to college for the first time is a fun and exciting experience, but it can also be daunting and stressful for many students. The LLC program provides staff and resources to help with this transition and create a welcoming community full of new friends and exciting opportunities. We want students to get acclimated to their new environment; get connected to other students, staff, and faculty; and get involved within the Temple campus and the Philadelphia community.

Get Acclimated

  • Come back to campus early for the Early Arrival Program
  • Explore Philadelphia and get connected to campus resources before classes start
  • Transition into college life with the help of Peer Mentors and Resident Assistants

Get Connected

  • Live and grow with a group of peers who share a common interest
  • Meet students from other LLCs at All LLC events and programs
  • Network with a built in community of upper class students, staff, and faculty

Get Involved

  • Attend LLC exclusive programs focused on academic success
  • Volunteer in the local community through service projects and events
  • Take advantage of increased access to academic units, departments, programs, and student organizations


2018-2019 Living Learning Communities Program Roster

Architecture, Sustainability & Environmental Design Healthy Lifestyles School of Sport, Tourism, & Hospitality Management
College of Science & Technology Honors Tyler School of Art
Engineering Innovate & Create  
Fox School of Business Klein College of Media and Communication  
Global Major Exploration  
  Performing & Cinematic Arts  

Applications for the 2018-19 academic year  OPEN JANUARY 16, 2018!