Living Learning Communities

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Living Learning Communities during COVID-19  

Our Campus Housing team is continuing to work closely with faculties to adapt the Living Learning experiences throughout the pandemic to support our student’s needs. Here are some of our primary changes:   

  • Living Learning programs are currently virtual. We will be introducing online platforms to connect you with other students in your program.   
  • You will have access to an upper-year Peer Mentor who will help you transition into your program and into residence.   
  • Your mentor will engage with you individually as well as provide academic support and social experiences.    
  • Students will not be physically clustered on floors. You will live near other students in a variety of programs and may live near students from the same program or faculty.  

As of Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, the following Living Learning programs have paused: School of Accounting and Finance, School of Public Health and Health Systems, Kinesiology, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Science Academic Clusters.  

We understand that these are notable changes. Know that we are committed to creating a great residence learning experience despite the circumstances. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the Residence Learning team.  

What is a Living Learning Community?


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Make connections with peers

A Living Learning Community is a group of students from the same program or faculty, who live together in the same area of residence. Each group is assigned an upper-year mentor who offers guidance and support. 

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Experience a smooth transition to university

Living Learning students will also live near and be exposed to a variety of other first-year students from different areas of study so that they get the best of both worlds in their residence experience. 

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Build a sense of belonging to faculty / academic programming

The community gains enhanced access to great academic and faculty programming that helps students with many of their academic needs in first year! 




How to join

Incoming students can indicate their interest in a Living Learning Community on the Residence Community Ranking Form during the residence application process. 

The Residence Community Ranking Form for fall 2021 will open in February 2021. 


If you have any other questions about Living Learning Communities, please email our Residence Learning team.  


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