Living Learning Communities

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Campus Housing offers Living Learning Communities which has a dedicated upper-year Peer Leader who is focused on enhancing your experience and helping you to achieve your goals while you are in residence.

Living Learning programs are offered by both Campus Housing and the University Colleges. To learn more about University College Living Learning programs, visit St. Paul’s University and Renison University College

Living Learning Communities in Campus Housing

If your academic program does not have a Living Learning Community, you can still enhance your academic experience through Drop-In Tutoring and utilize the study spaces in residence.  

What is a Living Learning Community?

Living Learning Communities in Campus Housing are residence communities that bring together students in the same program or faculty in order to help enhance a student's social and academic experience while in residence. Students who live in a Living Learning Community will be able to participate in activities such as: 

  • One-on-one goal setting with their Peer Leader 
  • Academic programming such as study sessions, de-stress events, faculty meet and greets as well as career planning.  
  • Community building events with other students who are in your program or faculty. 

Living Learning Communities help students to excel in the three following areas: 


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Make connections with peers

Living Learning students from the same program or faculty live together in the same area of residence. This means you will live, study, and socialize from other students in your program.

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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 provides opportunities to access to great academic and faculty programming that helps students with many of their academic needs in first year!   


Living Learning Communities  

How to join

Students who are interested in and eligible to participate in one of our Living Learning Communities are encouraged to apply.  Students can indicate their interest in a Living Learning Community on the First-Year Guarantee Residence application during the residence application process. 

Once you’ve completed your First Year Residence Guarantee Application and you have selected that you are interested in participating in a Living Learning Community, you will be contacted via email asking you to submit a short form where you will answer the following questions (please note there is a 250 character limit):

  1. Why are you interested in being a part of a Living Learning Community?
  2. As part of the Living Learning Community, what types of experiences are you hoping to have? What skills are you hoping to gain?

This supplementary LLC application will close on June 2, 2022 and is required for students who are hoping to live in a LLC. As LLC rooms are limited, the Residence Learning team will be reviewing what is shared in the forms to select the students. Please complete your application at your earliest convenience to avoid missing the deadline to apply. Once the deadline has passed, you will not be eligible to live in an LLC; we are unable to make exceptions as the option to live in a LLC is a popular choice.  


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

Frequently Asked Questions