Living Learning Communities

Build your connections! Join a Living Learning Community

Making connections and building a friend group at college are among students’ top priorities. Make it easy by choosing to live with others who think like you and share your goals. CWU’s Living Learning Communities (LLCs) bring students together and help them make a core group of friends quickly and easily through their living space.

What is an LLC?

Living Learning communities (LLCs) are designated areas in our residence halls where students with a shared major or interest can gather to make friends, support one another, and enjoy the many activities that are part of on-campus living. These groupings are a great starting point for students to develop a friend group on campus and have familiar faces in their courses. The LLCs do not involve any extra time or academic commitment, and all activities are optional to students’ comfort level.

Benefits of Living in an LLC

Students that live in LLCs appreciate the following benefits to the living experience:

  • It's easier to make friends
  • You have a group of people to walk to class with
  • Lots of advice from upperclassmen and mentors
  • Easy access to study groups
  • Living with people who have the same goals and mindset as you

How to apply to live in an LLC

  1. Complete a housing application for the applicable academic year in MyHousing.
  2. Self-select a room in any available residence hall. This will ensure that you have a room for the year if your LLC of choice is full or has a wait list.
  3. Complete the application for the Living Learning Community you are interested in living in (application links below). The brief application form asks for your name, CWU email address, and offers a space to put any questions or comments on your application.
  4. Your LLC application will be reviewed. This usually takes one week or less.
  5. Students approved to join an LLC will receive an email notification via their CWU email informing them they are now able to select a room within the LLC.
  6. Login to MyHousing and navigate to the room selection menu. You will now be able to select a room in the LLC's designated building/floor.

A few notes on LLC room selection...

  • After being accepted to an LLC, it will be up to the student if they follow through and select a room in the designated LLC space. If a room is not selected in the LLC space during self-selection, their room in the LLC will be made available to other students.
  • LLC spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Available LLC's

  • Aviation

    The Aviation Living Learning Community, located in Wendell Hill Hall B, aligns directly to the Aviation Majors in the College of Education and Professional Studies. This means you must be accepted into the Aviation program before you will be permitted to be a part of the LLC. Students in this LLC take a series of classes together, including University 101. Some programs the Aviation LLC has organized include visiting the Museum of Flight, FAA review study sessions, and community service projects with children at the local airport.

    Aviation LLC Application
  • Music

    The Music Living Learning Community, located in Wendall Hall A, focuses on those who have declared or anticipate declaring a major or minor in music (music education, music performance, music composition, BA-bachelor of arts). Community members can expect programs designed to assist in the transition to the academic study of music, access to resources/professionals within the music profession, music entrepreneurship, live/virtual musical performances, community building, as well as creating a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through the study and performance of music.

    Music LLC Application
  • Sport Management

    New for the 2024-2025 Academic year!

    Do you want to live and learn alongside other Sport Management (SPM) students here at CWU? The Sport Management LLC, located in Dugmore Hall, is your unique opportunity to immerse yourself in all things sport. As a Sport Management major, you may apply to this exciting program and expand your networking and professional development opportunities. You will have access to study groups, familiar faces in your classes, dedicated SPM faculty, and an LLC-exclusive guest speaker series.

    Sport Management LLC Application
  • Sustainability

    The Sustainability Living Learning Community connects students who share an interest in sustainability, and who want to learn more about social, economic and environmental sustainability. Join a community of students passionate about living a more sustainable lifestyle; participate in sustainability programming and events; and become empowered to advance sustainability on campus, in the community, and in your future endeavors. The Sustainability Living and Learning Community, located in Wendell Hill Hall B, is open to students from all majors and levels.

    Sustainability LLC Application
  • Transfer Students

    The Transfer LLC, located in the I and J buildings of Stephens Whitney Hall, offers new and returning transfer students the opportunity to connect with other transfer students and dive into university resources to make the most of their limited time at CWU. Transfer students make up 40% of CWU’s student population, and while they’ve done college before, they are still transitioning and navigating new systems and resources. We’re here to help!

    Transfer Student LLC Application
  • William O. Douglas Honors College (DHC)

    Students living in the Douglas Honors College Living Learning Community in Barto Hall can expect to be further engaged in the DHC LLC through out-of-classroom experiences. Special student staff called Peer Mentors work collaboratively with the DHC faculty and staff to build a vibrant academic and residential community of scholars. Students engage in a number of activities that enhance their work in the classroom, such as informal discussions with DHC professors and guest lectures, but they also explore extracurricular interests with games and cultural events.

    Douglas Honors LLC Application

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