Living & Learning Communities

Fostering communities with the purpose of advancing the public good.

The LLCs are first-year programs that combine academic learning, residential life, and hands-on experiences. Through retreats, individual time with faculty and staff, engaging guest speakers, and opportunities to meaningfully connect with the larger community, these programs deepen your learning and establish lasting friendships.

Which community do you want to explore?

Global Engagement

Foster cultural awareness and deepen your understanding of global interdependence. 

Explore the Global Engagement LLC

Environmental Sustainability

Contribute to sustainable communities on campus and in Colorado.

Explore the Environmental Sustainability LLC

Students Organizing Against Racism (S.O.A.R.)

Identify the institutional and systemic roots of racism in order to organize against it.

Explore the S.O.A.R. LLC

Health Promotion

Engage and empower individuals and communities to promote comprehensive, holistic health and wellness.

Explore the Health Promotion LLC

Social Change

Take action to become a powerful social change agent in your communities. 

Explore the Social Change LLC

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Your Passion

Every quarter, our students take seminar classes that relate to that theme. These classes are taught by DU professors and credits from these courses can be applied to relevant minors. Our programs include a collaborative learning environment, project-based learning, guest speakers, field trips, and engagement with the greater Denver community.

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Your Community

You'll live alongside a floor of students with similar interests and diverse experiences. Dedicated staff and faculty support and care about your success.

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Your Future

Gain exposure to new ideas that will broaden your worldview. Discover opportunities for research, internships, and future career connections to achieve your dreams.

Benefits of Participating in an LLC

  • Built-in community of support
  • Dedicated faculty & staff
  • Networking opportunities
  • Life-long friendships
  • Activities that allow you to experience Denver and beyond
  • Off-campus retreats

Learn more about the LLC Experience!

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Ready to get started?

Apply Today!

Questions You Might Still Have

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Visiting Campus?

The Office of Undergraduate Admission offers a variety of ways to visit campus, including in-person admitted student visits and virtual open house days. Click here to learn more about Admissions offerings and to register to visit DU's campus! 

The Living and Learning Communities participated in this year's Virtual Open House. Please click here to watch the LLC webinar from this year's Virtual Open House. 

We look forward to meeting you! Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions to or to schedule an individual appointment.