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Living Learning Communities

students in Lafortune common area

TU’s Living Learning Communities are a great opportunity for students to develop a sense of belonging through intentional dialogue, informal interactions and shared experiences. Students will be able to:

  • Connect, collaborate and engage with faculty and staff across the university
  • Participate in specialized programming and engagements tailored to their specific student experience needs
  • Participate in out-of-classroom learning experiences that are exclusive to the LLC program
  • Enjoy access to resources

If you are interested in any of these Living Learning Communities you will be able to designate your preferences when you submit your Housing/Dining Agreement.

May 1 is the last day to submit for priority selection of Living Learning Community.

First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE)

The FYRE living learning community, housed in LaFortune House, promotes a smooth transition into college through an intentional learning environment that helps first-year students navigate their newly found independence by providing structured personal growth one-on-one conversations with a residence assistant and active engagement opportunities to build relationships with peers and learn about on-campus resources to ensure a clear path of belonging and succeeding. This program seeks to apply in-class learning with out-of-class experiences that develop students into well-rounded leaders who can better articulate their personal strengths and values in a diverse living and learning environment. This collaborative learning approach in the living community helps residents succeed during their entire time at TU!

Highlights include resource fairs, civic engagement, financial wellness, budgeting workshops, well-being activities and social traditions like Haunted Hall and Boxer Bash.

Assignment Process: Spaces assigned by Housing Assignment Specialist

Faculty or Staff Advisor: Emily Contois, Assistant Professor of Media Studies

University Honors

University Honors, hosted in Hardesty Hall, complements students’ studies while in the TU Honors College. It creates a home for the life of the mind and the deep friendships students forge as they read great thinkers together in order to better understand themselves and the world in which they live. Just as Honors seminars are designed to engage students in honest and rigorous conversations about what it means to be human and how to live well, this LLC extends those inquiries to illuminate everyday life. It creates space for students to explore and share how their studies and research broaden their perspective, unsettle habits, present new possibilities and, in general, simply blow their minds.

Students living in the University Honors Living Learning Community in Hardesty Hall will be charged the Housing Tier 1 rate.
Highlights include book clubs and reading groups, dinners with professors, movie nights and cultural outings, architectural tours and workshops to help students get started in their research and colloquia to share works-in-progress.

Assignment Process: Spaces assigned by Housing Assignment Specialist

Faculty or Staff Advisor: Jennifer Frey, Dean of the Honors College

Esports & Gaming

For an exceptional and unique living experience on our campus, we proudly introduce the Gaming LLC (Living Learning Community) located living environment in Fisher Suites. Led by a passionate game enthusiast Resident Assistant (RA), this housing community aims to unite students with diverse gaming interests, including video gamers, board gamers, and tabletop enthusiasts, fostering connections among like-minded individuals.

The Gaming LLC offers a range of exciting perks and activities designed to engage and connect students:

  • Dedicated Co-ed living housing up to 19 students, providing a close-knit community atmosphere.
  • Early move-in opportunity to meet fellow residents and explore the on-campus gaming area.
  • Custom Discord server for pre-move-in interaction and community building.
  • Special Gaming LLC T-shirts to proudly represent the community.
  • Guest speakers from the gaming industry, providing valuable insights and networking opportunities.
  • Mini competitions held throughout the semester with fun prizes to encourage participation and camaraderie.
  • Priority access to Esports job placements, including work-study and non-work-study positions.

The Gaming LLC is tailored to facilitate meaningful interactions, allowing students to forge lasting memories and friendships through shared gaming experiences. This innovative housing option offers a supportive environment where students can explore their passions, collaborate on projects, and develop valuable skills within the gaming industry. Join the Gaming LLC for the opportunity to embark on a journey of camaraderie, creativity, and fun!

Highlights include close proximity to the Esports & Gaming Lounge plus exclusive access to the competition center. Events for this community include faculty and special guest visits, tournaments, career panels and skill-building workshops.

Assignment Process: Assigned by assignment specialist

Faculty or Staff Advisors: Pooyan Nikjou, Esports & Gaming Coordinator