UCO COVID-19 protocols remain in place for the spring 2021 semester. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services.
Living Learning Communities
In collaboration with various campus and academic partners, Housing offers the Living Learning Communities program to students looking for an on-campus living experience that immerses them in their academic field from the moment they move to campus.
Students in an LLC live in the same hall as peers in the same academic field, which makes it easier for them to meet others who have similar interests, to collaborate on assignments, to share class notes, and to form study groups or impromptu tutoring sessions. By promoting participation in an academically-focused community, Housing hopes to encourage students to think critically and to explore their identity as a professional in their field of study.
As a result of living in an LLC, students will be encouraged to explore their professional identity, to apply their classroom knowledge across curricular and co-curricular contexts, and to participate in their communities alongside peers, faculty, and professional staff. To achieve these goals, the LLC program strives to provide opportunities for students to:
- Develop connections with faculty and/or professionals in the field;
- Develop connections to their areas of study;
- Attend community events with faculty members; and,
- Enroll in cohort classes that contribute to a dynamic community.
Residents must meet to remain in good standing with the community. Community members must live in the hall assigned to the community and enroll in the common course* for their specific community, which means that everyone in the LLC takes the same class at the same time. An LLC Orientation will be held the week following August move-in that residents are expected to attend. There are no additional fees associated with the LLC program.
How to Apply
The application for the Living Learning Communities is part of the overall Housing Application. After indicating your interest in the program, the application will ask you to select your top two community preferences and complete the three short essay-type questions. These will help us in placing you in the community that will be most beneficial to you.
The application is managed on a rolling basis, so it is best to apply before May. A Housing staff member will review your application and contact you via the Housing portal within 72 business hours. If your application is accepted, you can search for a room and roommate within the community through the application portal.
If you are not accepted to a community, your application will be redirected to the general application.