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First-Year Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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"Live & Learn with Purpose"

The Living-Learning Community (LLC) Program at UMass Lowell helps students live and learn with purpose by intentionally bridging the gap between the academic and co-curricular college experiences.

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The Benefits of Living in a FIRST-YEAR Living-Learning Community (LLC)


First-Year Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are intentional learning environments designed to help first-year students transition into college life, while helping them get connected with faculty, staff, their peers, as well as resources available to them offered by the various Colleges and Schools and Offices that enrich student learning both inside and outside of the classroom. We have 14 LLCs for First-Year students to choose from!

We have intentionally designed each LLC to provide unique support, resources and networking opportunities with students, staff and faculty. This creates bountiful opportunities for students to adjust to college life, find their niche, and build network of friends, staff and faculty who can support their success as a UMass Lowell student.


  • First-Year LLCs: For new students joining the UMass Lowell Community for the first time (typically new students that have less than 24 credits would be considered a first-year student).
  • Upper-Class LLCs: For Transfer, Sophomore, Junior and Senior students (students who have earned, or transferred in, 25 or more credits).
  • Mixed LLCs: For all students – first-year through senior year. Check out the First-Year & Upper-Class pages to learn about the Mixed LLCs we offer.