The Living Learning Program (LLP) supports student success by placing students with similar interests into smaller communities in particular residence halls. Through living learning communities and residential colleges, we offer students an opportunity to live and learn together in an integrated academic residential environment. This dynamic residential experience will offer specialized programming, interactions with UK faculty and staff, and a supportive community that focuses on student success.
Living Learning Program
Our Living Learning Program (LLP) is intentionally designed to include high-impact practices centered on the interests of our students: majors and areas of study as well as career goals that blend rich experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Residence Life has collaborated with our academic partners and other student success partners to complement the classroom experience.
What is the Living Learning Program?
The University of Kentucky provides a residential academic experience commonly referred to as the Living Learning Program. The Living Learning Program is an umbrella term for all the communities within it, including living learning communities and residential colleges. In all of these communities, students can live with other students who share like-minded interests or similar academic majors.
Students who accept an invitation to an LLP will be expected to room with another student who is part of that same program. If a student wants to live with a particular roommate, that roommate must also have accepted an invitation to the same LLP and each student must have requested each other as a roommate. It is very important to the success of the LLP that students live with other students who are involved in the same experiences, classes, and activities.
Studies show that participation in an LLP can lead to:
- Increased GPA
- Successful and steady progress toward degree
- An increased sense of community, even in a large university
- Engagement with faculty, staff, and students
- Participation in connected courses and academic experiences
In addition, students involved in the Living Learning Program are retained at higher rates, are more engaged in university life, adjust more quickly to the academic demands of college, and have FUN while doing so.
All information found on the LLP website is focused on the living learning communities for the 2024-2025 academic year. All current students should email email@example.com with any questions.
I lived in the healthcare living learning program. I absolutely loved it because almost all of my friends in my classes also lived in my residence hall with me. We were able to walk to and from class together as well as study together, and then go take a break and eat dinner at The 90, and then continue studying. What was also really nice about that is we could share notes. When we were studying, it was really helpful to see someone else with a different perspective from my own personal notes.
Applying to the Living Learning Program
After you have been accepted to UK, apply to an LLP by following these four steps:
- Submit your UK Housing and Dining Application and Contract in myUK by May 15
- Preference up to three LLPs within your application
- You will receive an LLP offer via email
- Accept your LLP offer in myUK by May 22
Accepting or Declining the LLP Offer
If you no longer intend to participate in an LLP, you will need to officially decline your LLP offer within the Housing portal of myUK before May 22. Once the offer has been declined, you will automatically be released from the LLP room assignment and receive a new time slot to select an appropriate space during non-LLP room selection beginning the week of June 3.
To accept your offer follow the steps below:
- Visit myUK portal.
- Select the Student Services tab.
- Choose Campus Housing under the myInfo tab.
- Choose Undergraduate Application.
- Select your Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 housing application.
- Click on LLP Offer.
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CAFE Agriculture Community
CI Connect Community
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Creative Arts Living Learning Program
Engineering Living Learning Program
Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College (IHRC)
Leadership and Service
Transfer Year Experience
I'm in the Creative Arts Living Learning Program and we're all the creatives. There's a business one. There's a health one. In the Creative Arts LLP, we have art spaces. We have writing studios, music practice rooms, dance studios. Each LLP has something that creates a very specific, unique, and fun community.