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Living & Learning Communities


apply DU's Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) are among the most distinctive programs of their kind in the country.

Academics -- Each LLC is based on a theme. 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.

Residential -- Students live on the same floor of the residence hall that hosts their LLC and take part in programs that enhance their coursework. Special dinners, speakers, cultural activities, retreats or field trips into Colorado's great outdoors are just a few of the things our students do.

Community Engagement -- What makes the LLCs unique is how our students, faculty and professional staff explore and apply course concepts in real-world community settings. Students deepen their understanding of the world and work to create healthy communities.

Watch this video to learn more about the LLC experience!

LLC Webinar - February 4, 2021


Living and Learning Communities in the News

University of Denver Magazine, Quality Department Award, October 19, 2015 - Excellence, innovation saluted at faculty and staff awards ceremony

University of Denver Magazine, February 11, 2016 - First-year students develop friendships and pursue their passions through DU's distinctive residential learning program

Which LLC is right for you?

Take our Buzzfeed Quiz to help you determine which LLC is the best fit for you!

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Explore your creative drive, entrepreneurial ambition and desire to tackle society's problems.
  • Environmental Sustainability
    Contribute to sustainable communities on campus and in Colorado.
  • International
    Gain a global understanding with local relevance.
  • Social Justice
    Learn about struggles for equality, human rights, and grassroots democracy and how you can take part.
  • Wellness
    Explore the connection between emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and community wellness.

In an LLC, you'll meet people who have interests similar to your own. You'll also get extra opportunities to learn about your subject area through 3 two credit courses, field trips, speakers and community building activities.

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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