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WKU Living Learning Communities

In a WKU Living Learning Community (LLC), students with similar academic or social interests live together on a residence hall floor and participate in activities tailored to their specific majors or interests. 

LLCs are designed to help you connect socially, succeed academically, engage with WKU faculty, staff, and administrators, and chart your course at WKU. 

What is a WKU Living Learning Community (LLC)? Video Preview

WKU faculty share about WKU Living Learning Communities


Although each LLC has unique opportunities, they all share the same vital purpose and goal: nurturing and developing a prosperous Hilltopper student to become engaged with other students and faculty throughout campus.

*There is no additional cost for a Living Learning Community. However, some LLCs require students to register for specific classes; please refer to the individual LLC descriptions for additional requirements.

WKU student attributes collegiate success to involvement in Living Learning Community

“The LLC was the biggest thing that contributed to my success within the Gordon Ford College of Business itself, not only as a person, but also as a college student...” 

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LLP student, Jackie Ramirez


  • No Additional Cost. 

  • Academic Living Learning Communities may include enrollment in two linked courses that count toward your major and/or General Education requirements. 

  • Priority housing - you will receive your housing assignment in early April.

  • Priority course registration for LLC courses. 

  • Opportunity to form deeper connections with faculty and staff members.

  • Opportunity to connect with people similar to yourself and create lasting relationships through your college career and beyond. You will build your support system early, preparing you as you progress through your coursework and into the career field.

“Joining the LLC allowed me to be in one of the most encouraging environments I’ve ever experienced...I had a group of 25 peers around me that I had three classes a day with, and we all lived on the same floor too. We were instant friends, and we knew so much about each other quickly. They were my first friends on campus, and we didn’t have to go through that ‘I don’t know anyone in this class’ phase. It just made it feel like home.”



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Living Learning Community options and locations may be subject to change.


Apply for a Living Learning Community through your WKU Housing Application.

Depending on the LLC, you may be asked to submit more information.

Apply for Housing 


If you need to update your application to choose a different LLC, contact llc@wku.edu and provide your WKU ID number. Selecting a new LLC from the drop-down menu on the housing application will not update your LLC Application.

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Beginning mid-February, LLC admission decisions will be shared via email and in the WKU Housing Portal.

Students who apply for an LLC after February 15th can expect to receive an email decision by March 31st

 Receiving a Placement Offer

  • Students must accept or decline the offer in the WKU Housing Portal. 
  • To accept, follow the instructions in the WKU Housing Portal and confirm the LLC Learning Contract.
  • If the student chooses to deny the offer, the student can apply for a different LLC in their WKU Housing application.
  • If you accept, you will be assigned to the building/floor housing the LLC. 

Receiving a Waitlist Offer

  • The student will be added to the LLC if a placement becomes available. 
  • If the student does not want to be added to the waitlist for the LLC, they can deny the waitlist offer and apply for a new LLC in their WKU Housing Application. 



M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan is WKU's transition program for all new undergraduate students and is designed to help you transition to your new life as a Hilltopper. 

During M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, LLC participants will have special programming and events, meet with their LLC faculty/staff fellow, and start to form those special LLC bonds with one another. 

All first year Living Learning Community students are required to attend M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan

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Danielle Williams

“Living in an LLC makes it easier for us to access our teachers.” ⁣

Danielle Williams, a member of the Criminology Living Learning Community (LLC) at WKU, has found life in an LLC beneficial for starting her academic journey. ⁣


“I’ve made some of my best friends through the Business LLC.” 

Nick Herdegen, a member of the Business Living Learning Community, says that being a part of the Business LLC helped him transition into WKU both academically and socially.


I have people living with me, who are also in the same classes as me. I’m able to connect with them and practice speaking Chinese with them.” 

Taryn Guyer, a member of the Chinese Flagship Living Learning Community, explained that she is more motivated to complete her work when she sees all the people around her completing and collaborating on assignments.



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