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  • A Texas State Living-Learning Community is a group of students living together based on a common interest, while taking one or more classes together and participating in out of class experiences led by successful upper class students. Residents have access to many special resources, programs, and activities, such as seminars, site visits, and reserved space in academic courses.

  • All students who fall under the housing policy live in residence halls. Located within some of those residence halls are living-learning communities.

  • If you are willing to change your housing assignment, there is a possibility you can join an LLC. It will depend on space availability. Contact us for your options.

  • No, students in living-learning communities do not pay fees in addition to the standard room and board rates for the residence hall that houses the living-learning community.

  • No. Texas State is a big university and we encourage students to join organizations and do things both inside and outside of their LLC.

  • If you have already taken any of the classes we offer for co-enrollment, please let us know. For some communities this will not be a problem because there are more classes from which to choose. If you do not need to take a co-enrolled course, participating in an LLC may not be as beneficial for you.

  • Yes, living in the same hall and on the same floor with other students from the LLC is part of the fun!

  • Students in LLCs live with other students who are also in the same LLC.  Part of college is about getting to know new people from different backgrounds.  Being roommates with someone who is also in the LLC is one of the benefits of the program and it enriches the community.

  • It depends on the living-learning community.

    • Business, Future Teachers, Journalism/Mass Communication, Psychology, Residential College, and STEM are all first-come, first-serve and there is no additional application.
    • Students interested in joining the Laurel Honors House must first be accepted to the Honors College.
    • The Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental and Pre-Nursing LLCs both require supplemental questions to be answered as part of your participation agreement.
    • Science Pipeline is for students majoring in the sciences who have been accepted to Student Support Services, for which there is a supplemental application.
    • The Terry Scholars LLC is open to students who have accepted a scholarship from the Terry Foundation.
    • The Acting LLC is open to students who have been accepted to the BFA in Theatre-Acting program.
    • The Musical Theatre LLC is open to students who have been accepted to the BFA in Musical Theatre program.
    • The Sound Recording Technology LLC is open to students who have been accepted to the Sound Recording Technology Program.
  • Yes, Residential College was our original LLC. When the LLC program was created, Residential College went under the larger "umbrella."

  • Yes. A faculty member resides in a separate apartment within Residential College (Beretta and Brogdon halls) and a faculty member resides in a separate apartment within the Laurel Honors House.

    The LLC program strives to teach new students to interact with professors on both a formal and informal level. During their stay in the residence hall, the faculty member is able to connect with the students on a one-to-one basis through various means such as “office hours” in the hall, holding informal academic discussions, socializing, facilitating formal programs, and mentoring.

  • Please let us know as soon as possible in order that we may decide how best to house you. If you decided not to participate in your LLC  before your designated room selection round, we will remove you from our list and place you back into the normal room selection process. If you change your mind after you have already been assigned to a room within the LLC, we may place you into a space based on availability.

  • No problem at all. College is a time of personal growth and development. We ask that you share your major change with us so that we can decide what option will be of most benefit to you.

  • Yes. Only students that have applied and live on the floor with the LLC are allowed to participate in the group.

    1. Ability to enroll in courses with students who live on your floor.
    2. Frequent interactions with faculty and other staff members.
    3. A "family-like" relationship with other students.

    Students in LLCs based on their academic major can expect:

    1. A resident assistant (RA) who is a successful upperclassman student in your major or minor.
    2. Out of class activities based on your major and career interests.

LLC Resident Assistants