Living-Learning Communities

Find a home that inspires + supports you

In the College of Arts and Sciences, you’ll learn and grow outside the classroom as well as inside. The College is home to two Living-Learning Centers: Atkins Living-Learning Center and Collins Living-Learning Center. Each of these communities has a unique spirit and culture, and offers unprecedented opportunities for academic and social growth in warm and welcoming spaces.

What is a Living-Learning Center (LLC)?

A Living-Learning Center is a residential space designed to bring students interested in common goals together. In addition to being a residence hall, an LLC has funding, dedicated facilities, staff support, and distinct academic options. You must apply to live in an LLC.


Atkins Living-Learning Center

Atkins LLC is devoted primarily to studying African American history and culture and developing a strong consciousness regarding social justice, inequality, inequity, and humanity. This community emphasizes civility and engagement with the goal of teaching students how to work together to achieve transformation in themselves and in society. Curious, motivated, and engaged students will find that Atkins LLC truly feels like home.

  • Emphasis is placed on learning by doing and engaging with peers and mentors to achieve academic excellence and leadership development.
  • The Atkins community believes in inclusivity to honor the humanity of all people.
  • Atkins students live in the Southeast neighborhood of campus in air-conditioned double rooms.

Learn more about Atkins LLC