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.

Learn more about the LLC Experience!

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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

The Living Learning Communities:

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Investigate your creative drive, entrepreneurial ambition, and desire to tackle society's problems.

Explore the Innovation & Entrepreneurship LLC

Environmental Sustainability

Contribute to sustainable communities on campus and in Colorado.

Explore the Environmental Sustainability LLC


Gain a global understanding with local relevance.

Explore the International LLC

Social Justice

Learn about struggles for equality, human rights, and grassroots democracy and how you can take part.

Explore the Social Justice LLC


Discover the connection between emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and community wellness.

Explore the Wellness LLC

Questions You Might Still Have


Visiting Campus?

Our office is located in Dimond Family Residential Village. Come visit us to ask questions and talk to a coordinator. 

Click here to see where our office is located on the campus map! 

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