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Living Learning Communities

Here at Central Washington University being part of a community is about making connections with others who have common interests. Community is about getting involved and contributing to something larger than yourself. Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) at Central Washington Univeristy bridge students' academic interests and goals with their residence hall living experience. 
Living learning communities (LLCs), defined as "programs in which undergraduate students live together in a discrete portion of a residence hall (or the entire hall) and participate in academic and/or extracurricular programming designed especially for them" (Inkelas & Associates, 2008).
  • Academic LLC: Students living in Academic LLCs live together based on either a common major (such as Aviation and ROTC) or a common academic unit (such as William O. Douglas Honors College, Business, Education, and College of Arts and Humanities (CAH)). (Mayhew, Dahl, & Youngerman, 2015)
  • Theme LLC: Students living in Theme LLCs live together based on a common interest, such as International House, Sustainability and Transfer. (Mayhew, Dahl, & Youngerman, 2015)

LLCs complement students' classroom experience by providing enriched lifelong learning opportunities. Through formal and informal activities, students' connection with faculty results in greater understanding of their academic pursuit, affirmation of career choice, and enhanced preparedness for a career path.

For more information on any of CWU's Living Learning Communities, contact Dr. Ian Miller, Director, Residence Life at 509-963-1704 or via e-mail at

Housing and Residence Life
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7513

Applying to CWU's Living Learning Communities:

If you are a new student interested to applying to live in one of these communities you must contact the individual program for approval. The only exception is the Education LLC which is open for students who are interested in pursuing a major in one of the many areas offered by the School of Education.

If you are a returning student interested in continuing to participate in an LLC you must contact the individual program for approval.

Living/Learning Communities

Aviation - Apply Here Business - Apply Here Education - Apply Here
International House - Apply Here CAH - Apply Here ROTC - Apply Here
William O. Douglas Honors College (DHC) - Apply Here

Sustainability Apply here

Transfer - Apply Here    


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