Living and Learning Communities

What is a Living-Learning Community (LLC)?

If you’re a first-time freshman at Auburn University at Montgomery, we’re here to ease the transition to college life by making you feel right at home from the very start.

In a Living Learning Community (LLC), you’ll live and learn alongside students who share a common interest or major with you. You’ll grow academically and socially in a supportive environment that provides opportunities to network and build lasting relationships with peers, faculty and staff. LLCs are designed to help you do the important things faster, like making friends, getting involved on campus, and building a solid study routine.

What are the benefits of LCs and LLCs?

  • Stronger bonds with peers, faculty and staff with mentorship and guidance from Community Leaders, UNIV instructors, and Peer Instructors
  • Immersion in your major or interest through academic and co-curricular programming and built-in study groups with fellow LC students

If you have any questions regarding an LC or LLC, please email us at LLC@aum.edu


Fall 2018 Learning Communities

The Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community (ELLC) is open to incoming freshmen of any business major who is interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. The ELLC offers students an environment to help adjust to the changes that come with transitioning from high school to college. This program is designed to provide a built-in academic and social network that focuses on leadership development, while creating fun memories and gaining skills that will last throughout the student’s college career and beyond.

The benefits of participating in ELLC are: students share a common living space to help them find a sense of belonging, develop lasting relationships with their peers, and make connections with faculty who will assist them along their path toward graduation. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community below are the steps and minimum requirements.

Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community (ELLC) Application

Learning Comes First Living-Learning Community is comprised of freshman in ALL colleges and various majors throughout the university. The LCF Community offers students an environment to help adjust to the changes that come with transitioning from high school to college.

This program is designed to provide a built-in academic and social network that focuses on leadership development, while creating fun memories and gaining skills that will last throughout the student’s college career and beyond.

The benefits of participating in LCF are: students share a common living space to help them find a sense of belonging, develop lasting relationships with their peers, and make connections with faculty who will assist them along their path toward graduation. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Learning Comes First Freshman Forum below are the steps and minimum requirements.

Learning Comes First Living Learning Community Application

The Nursing Living-Learning Community (LLC) is an on-campus based community of students who share academic goals and interests.  The AUM Nursing LLC comprised of freshmen who have declared Pre-Nursing as their major. Incoming freshmen who meet the minimum requirements and interested in pursuing nursing as a major are encouraged to apply. Students who participate in the NLC take two cohort classes in the fall, one class in the spring and have the opportunity to participate in different activities and forums coordinated by the School of Nursing and the Learning Community program.

The benefits of participating in the NLC are: students share a common living space designed to help them find a sense of belonging, experiences that allow students to get to know other freshmen pursuing a major in nursing. Students in the Nursing LLC will make connections with faculty, nursing students and staff who will guide and support students new to AUM in their academic and personal growth toward graduation. Living in an LLC provides students with a chance to expand their views through exploration and collaboration with the School of Nursing.

Pre-Nursing Living Learning Community Application

STEM Living-Learning Community is designed for first-time freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences who are pursuing a major in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  Students who participate in STEM gain intentional academic support as well as fun, social opportunities for students to connect with each other, faculty and staff within the STEM disciplines.  This learning community assists students in navigating challenging first-year courses in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines while making lifelong friendships.

The benefits of participating in the STEM-LLC are: students share a common living space designed to help them find a sense of belonging, experiences that allow students to get to know other freshmen pursuing a major in the STEM field. Students in the STEM-LLC will make connections with faculty, students and staff who will guide and support students new to AUM in their academic and personal growth toward graduation. Living in an LLC provides students with a chance to expand their views through exploration and collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences.

STEM Living Learning Community Application

The Intramural Sports Learning Community is comprised of first-time freshman students who have an interest in competitive sport activity regardless of skill level. The Intramural Sports community provides a collaborative learning environment where students with a passion for sports, work together and enjoy the opportunity to engage in competitive recreational sports while building relationships with peers, faculty and staff.

The benefits of participating in the ISLC are: students find a sense of belonging to the university and to their intramural teams, participate in sports activities to develop lifelong healthy habits and teamwork skills, and engage in good sportsmanship, team spirit, and cooperation.

Warhawk Sports Living Learning Community Application

Brande Coleman

“I chose to be in an LLC because it gave me a great opportunity to meet new and unique people. I also enjoy getting involved in various entertaining activities around campus.”
Brande Coleman
Freshman, 2017-2018 LLC Member