How to Apply

Important Information

Thank you for considering the Living and Learning Communities (LLC)! This year, we will accept up to 22 incoming students for each community.

If you are coming to campus as a part of your decision process, we encourage you to visit our table at any Friday @ DU or Journey to DU event. We would love to meet with you and answer your questions.

To Apply:

To be considered for the LLC program, you must submit an application. The application includes two short essay questions for each LLC you are interested in joining. For example, if you are interested in joining either the Social Change and Health Promotion LLC, you can apply to be considered for both communities. Your response to each question must be at least 150 words. The questions are:

  • Describe why you're interested in [this LLC issue]. Give at least one example to illustrate your interest.
  • Describe why you think it's important for students to learn about and work on [this LLC issue] together.

You can access the application here. Note: You will need your DU ID# and password to apply. For assistance with password issues, call 303-871-4700.

You will receive a confirmation email when you have successfully submitted your application. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at


The priority deadline is Friday, April 5, 2024 (decisions are sent by April 12).

The regular final deadline is Friday, May 10, 2024 (decisions are sent by May 17).

The LLCs are currently reviewing applications on a rolling basis for remaining spots.

Other notes:

  • If you are accepted, you will need to officially apply for housing and the LLC office will then work with Housing and Residential Education place you in your designated residence hall.
  • Notification of your acceptance is contingent upon your acceptance to DU.
  • Note to non-native English speakers: Your acceptance to the LLCs is contingent upon your passing the University of Denver's English Language Proficiency Assessment when you arrive on campus.


Please email with any questions.

We can’t wait to welcome you next fall!



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