Outside of class, each LLC plans a series of theme-related activities that add another dimension to your studies, integrating your classroom experience with the lessons of life unfolding around you.

Live and Learn

National studies have shown that students in living learning communities demonstrate stronger academic achievement, and are more invested in and connected to the campus community. By taking part in activities, using campus resources and interacting with faculty, students that participate in living learning communities overall experience a more seamless transition to college.

As a living learning participant at USD, you are an active member of the community from the day you arrive on campus. You are surrounded by students with similar interests and mentors who want to help you succeed. Your small classroom experiences and LLC themed events are interrelated, and since your hall mates are also your classmates, your field of shared experiences is vast. Friendships develop and deepen. Study groups are a natural. You are inspired by others, and in turn, you inspire. Before you know it, you are not just attending USD, you are USD.

The USD Advantage

While learning communities are increasingly popular among colleges and universities across the nation, LLCs at USD stand out as part of a comprehensive first-year experience. Each LLC theme is linked to related preceptorials, first-year core curriculum courses that are limited to fewer than 20 first-year students and taught by a full-time faculty member who also serves as your academic advisor until you choose your major.

As your primary mentor, your preceptor opens the door to a higher level of intellectual inquiry and guides you through such practicalities as registration and careful course planning. Our award-winning faculty preceptors are engaging, sought after as student advisors and dedicated to their students and to their LLC.

How to Enroll in an LLC

Insight LLC

You must first apply and be accepted to the USD Honors Program. Contact the Honors Program Office for more information at (619) 260-7847 or visit the Honors Program website.

All Other LLC Themes

You will automatically be enrolled in the LLC program. You will preference which LLC theme you'd like to be a part of by indicating your top choices on your First-Year Advising Questionnaire available on the MySanDiego portal on the Admissions tab on Tuesday, May 17th at 8am.

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