Living Learning Communities


What are Living-Learning Community Programs?

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) were created to provide students with the opportunity to experience the transition to a larger university in smaller, more personal groups. They are designed to assist in the academic transition to university instruction, to support the student-faculty interaction beyond the classroom, and to encourage positive student connections within East Carolina University.

Students that reside in a learning community take at least two classes together in the Fall semester. Research shows that students that reside in these special living communities tend to have higher grade point averages than other students, and their retention rate towards graduation from the university is much higher than students living in other living situations.

While each LLC at East Carolina University is unique in their focus and theme, all share the same major goals for students:

  • Achieve academic success
  • Be actively engaged in academic, local, and/or global communities
  • Have opportunities to discover their leadership potential

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping our students meet their academic goals. The LLCs at ECU have committed and collaborative faculty, academic partners, Student Affairs educators, and Campus Living staff to help provide student participants with opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.

Programs and How to Apply

Living-Learning Community applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are closed. For general questions/concerns about LLCs and housing, please contact For questions about a specific LLC application, program, or requirement, please contact the staff member that oversees that individual LLC.