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Each type of special living option is designed to bring students with similar interests, majors, goals, and experiences together.  When living in an LLC or a TC, students participate in activities associated with the theme.

Living Learning Communities (LLC)
Have a common course with other members of the community. LLC courses often help residents complete their general education requirements, make progress on their honors degree or choice of major.

Theme Communities (TC)
Do not have a required course. Some TCs, such as Lassonde Studios, require a supplemental application. Make sure to get more information on the specific TC informational page.


Students who have been involved in LLCs and TCs has some added benefits:

  • Have higher GPAs than students who do not live in an LLC or TC
  • Have increased engagement with faculty and staff at the University of Utah
  • Find friends who share their interests faster than students who do not live in an LLC or TC


Make sure to review details and eligibility requirements for each LLC/TC, as some require a separate application. LLCs/TCs have earlier priority dates for the application, and if a student receives an offer for one or more LLC/TC communities, the student can only accept one offer.  Please see the application timeline for more details.

If you’re interested in being part of one of our amazing Living Learning Communities or Theme Communities, please explore the links on the right!

Person using machinery in Lassonde Studios Workshop