Frequently Asked Questions

Why LLCs at USD?

Anybody who has read the Harry Potter books and knows about the four houses at Hogwarts understands the importance of forming communities with students of similar interests and personalities (but no Slytherins at USD!). By linking USD's core curriculum to specific themes, such as social justice, sustainability and spirituality, students can examine issues from multiple perspectives. 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 in living learning communities experience an overall more seamless transition to college.

  • What are the benefits of participating in an LLC?
  • Do all students participate in LLCs?
  • How can I participate if I don't live on campus?
  • How do I sign up for an LLC?
  • What will be required of me when I'm assigned an LLC?
  • What is the deadline for applying to an LLC?
  • How do I select an LLC on my First-Year Advising Questionnaire?
  • How do I coordinate the preferencing of my top themes and my top preceptorial courses?
  • Can I choose my roommate?
  • When should I complete my housing application?
  • Where can I find more information about housing?

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