Living & Learning Communities

Fostering communities with the purpose of advancing the public good.

The LLCs are first and second-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.

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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

Which community do you want to explore?

Environmental Sustainability

Contribute towards a regenerative future for our planet. 

Explore the Environmental Sustainability LLC


Reveal the challenges and opportunities facing the world through the lens of games.

Explore the Gaming LLC


Global Mental Health

Work together to ensure mental health for all - both locally and globally.  

Explore the Global Mental Health LLC

Health Promotion

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

Explore the Health Promotion LLC

Racial Justice

Organize together to build a more just and equitable world. 

Explore the Racial Justice LLC

Social Change

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

Explore the Social Change LLC

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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 the 2023 Virtual Open House. Please click here to watch the LLC webinar from this year's Virtual Open House. Look out for information to attend our 2024 Virtual Webinar in late January.

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