Living Learning Communities


What is a Living Learning Community?

Last Updated: 2/22/2024

Living Learning Communities (LLC’s) are a great opportunity for first-year students to connect to a smaller community and engage in unique experiences.

LLCs provide students with an opportunity to live with like-minded students who want to engage in a shared academic experience or a common interest. Being part of a Living Learning Community has a number of different perks.

Students will be able to….

  • Connect, collaborate and engage with faculty and staff across the university
  • Participate in specialized programming and engagements tailored to their specific student experience needs
  • Engage with a smaller community of like-minded individuals
  • Participate in classroom and out-of-classroom learning experiences that are exclusive to the LLC program
  • Create study groups to assist in their academic success and progression to graduation
  • Enjoy access to resources

 


EXCEL/COMPASS

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Housing agreement type:

Fall/Spring

Population:

Incoming first-year students

Additional requirements:

EXCEL/COMPASS Program acceptance required

The EXCEL/COMPASS Living Learning Community located in Nike is for students who are a part of the EXCEL and COMPASS programs (students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math majors). Students living in this LLC program will receive:

  • STEM course tutoring in the community
  • Networking opportunities with STEM faculty
  • Priority scheduling for common EXCEL and COMPASS courses
No LLC Application required. EXCEL/COMPASS admitted students who are confirmed for Academic Year housing agreements will be eligible to select rooms in Nike 103 during LLC Room Selection Day in June (online).  It is important to note that all members of a roommate group must be in EXCEL/COMPASS in order to select rooms on the appropriate floors.

Location: Nike

Hercules Nike Shared Suite Floorplan

EXCEL/COMPASS LLC Partners

Dr. Melissa Dagley

Dr. Melissa Dagley

EXCEL/COMPASS Director, iSTEM

Melissa.dagley@ucf.edu
Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans

EXCEL/COMPASS Coordinator, iSTEM

Sarah.evans@ucf.edu


LEAD Scholars

Housing agreement type:

Fall/Spring

Population:

Incoming first-year students

Additional requirements:

LEAD Scholars Academy acceptance required

The LEAD Scholars Living Learning Community located in Neptune is for students who are a part of the LEAD Scholars Academy program (leadership, service, involvement, academic success). Students living in this LLC program will receive:

  • Connections with LEAD Scholars Academy faculty
  • Networking opportunities with LEAD alumni and upperclass students
  • Resources to fulfill necessary LEAD Scholars requirements and learning about personal leadership development
No LLC Application required. LEAD students confirmed for Academic Year housing agreements will be eligible to select rooms on designated floors in Neptune 157 during LLC Room Selection Day in June (online). It is important to note that all members of a roommate group must be in LEAD in order to select rooms on the LEAD floors. 

Location: Neptune

Neptune 3d Floorplan

LEAD Scholars LLC Partner

Dr. Virginia Koch

Assistant Director, LEAD Scholars Academy

407-823-3492
Virginia.Koch@ucf.edu

Nursing @ Nike

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Housing agreement type:

Fall/Spring

Population:

Incoming first-year students

Additional requirements:

Declared pre-nursing major, specific course enrollment

The Nursing @ Nike Living Learning Community located in Nike is for first-year students pursuing a degree in nursing. Students living in this LLC will receive:

  • Registration in an NSP 1800 Nursing As a Profession class designated exclusively for the residents of the Nursing @ Nike LLC
  • Resources focused on your success as a UCF student and gaining access to the College of Nursing (a limited-access program)
  • Mentorship from second-year nursing students
  • Networking opportunities with faculty from the College of Nursing and professionals in the nursing field
More information about the Nursing @ Nike process will be updated here soon!  

Location: Nike

Hercules Nike Shared Suite Floorplan

Nursing@Nike LLC Partners

Donna Breit

Donna Breit

Instructor/Lecturer, College of Nursing

Donna.breit@ucf.edu
Jessica Fassano

Jessica Fasano

Assistant Director, Academic Advising

Jessica.Fasano@ucf.edu

Honors

Housing agreement type:

Fall/Spring/Summer

Population:

Incoming first-year students (*Students will be identified by the Burnett Honors College)

Additional requirements:

Honors College admission required

The HONORS Living Learning Community, located in Tower III, is for students who are a part of the Burnett Honors College. Students living in this LLC will receive:

  • Opportunities to get involved with Honors Congress
  • Networking with Burnett Honors College faculty and staff
  • Access to the honors computer and print lab in Tower III

No LLC Application required. Honors students confirmed for Towers housing agreements will be eligible to select rooms in Tower III.

Location: Tower III

Towers 4-2 Floorplan

Honors College LLC Partner

Brandy Blue

Brandy Blue

Admissions Specialist- Burnett Honors College

Brandy.blue@ucf.edu