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First-Year Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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

take advantage of living with like-minded peers

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.

Below you will find details on the various types of LLCs we have, as well as a complete list of each First-Year LLC that we offer – Click on an LLC to explore the community description, learning objectives and faculty/staff advisor contact information, along with information on how to sign-up!


  • 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.