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Explore Living-Learning Community

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Exploring all UMass Lowell has to offer!

The Explore LLC focuses on providing first-year students with intentional community-building while allowing them to explore different areas of study, career options, campus resources, and ways to connect to UMass Lowell and the surrounding community. This LLC’s spirit of exploration is balanced by an emphasis on maintaining a lifestyle focused on each student’s holistic well-being.

This LLC experience will provide students opportunities to build and develop tangible academic and social skills that will aid them in their college journey, while also being able to explore the things that matter to them: their passions, their intellectual interests, their concerns and their curiosities. Students will have the opportunity to live with their peers and have access to faculty and staff members who will aid in their transitional experience over the course of the academic year.

This LLC is sponsored by College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and the River Hawk Scholars Academy through the Office of the Provost.

As a result of living in the Explore Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop academic, personal and career goals that are achievable.
  • Engage in service opportunities that will develop leadership skills.
  • Utilize campus resources that may assist in accomplishing personal and academic goals.


How To Sign Up

Applying to a Living-Learning Community is free and easy:

  1. Visit the Online Housing Portal and click on the housing application form.
  2. Select the Living-Learning Community you wish to apply for and answer a few short answer questions on the "Living-Learning Community Selection" page of the housing application.
  3. Invitations to participate in the LLC will be extended via email to applicants based on application answers and availability.
  4. Select your room in the Living-Learning Community on LLC Room Selection Day.