At the University of New Haven, we know that not everything you learn will come from your classrooms or even your books. Far from it, in fact. In keeping with the University’s focus on Experiential Education, we created many different Living-Learning Communities, or LLCs for short. Not only will your LLC immerse you in true collaborative learning with a group of your fellow first-year students, but it will also take you beyond the classroom into the world. In addition to further enhancing your academic programs, LLCs participate in field trips, guest lectures, service-learning projects, barbecues, and much more.
Your LLC hallmates become your classmates as well, giving you a tight-knit group to study and discuss issues with, get advice from, and even challenge to all-night Xbox tournaments. Or PlayStation, if you prefer!
Your roommate(s) is in the same major or area of interest that you are in. Your Resident Assistant — an upperclass student — is in the same area as well.
You have one-on-one advisement with your LLC faculty advisor — right in your residence hall.
Special trips are tailored to the interests of students in your LLC.
I like the LLC because a large portion of the forensic science majors are grouped together on one floor. Since we're all together, it's easy to form study groups, considering many of us are in the same classes. I also enjoy the monthly activities put on by the faculty as well as the fact that we get to form a connection with professors that transcends both the teacher/student and adviser/student relationships.
- Rob Harvey
The LLC is an amazing tool that I have enjoyed using. I feel that everyone in the LLC has made a bond, kind of like a family. Each of us is willing to help one another if we can. We help each other study a lot because we all understand the course load.
- Kyle Bulger