Illuminate LLC - Honors Program

Shining light on the complex realities of the 21st century.

Who is an Illuminator? An Illuminator sees connections. We adapt to our ever-changing world, using scholarship and knowledge as tools to inspire new ways of being. Join us - be an Illuminator.

The Illuminate LLC is only for Honors Program students. Learn more about applying to the Honors Program here.

Please note the following housing information on these pages reflects current decisions for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please note that changes to LLC placements to the residence halls are still possible due to COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Illuminate LLC students are housed in San BuenaventuraSan Buenaventura consists of single (limited) and double bedroom housing in one (limited), two and four bedroom apartments. Each floor of the building offers study rooms, and there is a laundry room specific to this community on the 1st floor. Students living in San Buenaventura enjoy close proximity to Bosley Café and Bosley Fitness Center. This housing area is situated in what students call “The Valley,” which is the largest residential community on campus, and home to first-year students, sophomores and upperclassmen alike.

Traditionally available for second year students, San Buenaventura is located in the Valley (immediately adjacent to Valley A), and will house a mix of the Illuminate LLC as well as some second year students. 

Begin quote To me, Illuminate is all about shedding light on issues or areas of research that we are passionate about. This can apply to any field, from visual arts to biophysics. Since Illuminate is one of the smaller LLCs, students form a tight-knit, yet diverse community in which they can grow and push each other academically. Everyone has a unique perspective, so when Illuminators work together, they can create positive change. – Cristina Guijon, Facilitating Scholastic Assistant for Illuminate

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Begin quote Being a part of the Illuminate LLC means that you are willing to challenge your peers and shine a light on today’s issues. Not only will you be inspired to be a Changemaker at USD, but you will find yourself immersed in a community that makes you feel challenged and supported. Something I love about the Illuminate LLC is the small size, meaning you get a better chance to meet and establish great connections with your peers and faculty! – Tommy Vettukallel, Coaching Residential Assistant for Illuminate