Advocates of Tomorrow students socialize at a program on designing an inclusive residential community. Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) provide students the opportunity to explore common interests with other students in their living environment. Through living and participating in an LLC, students will be provided with intentional and meaningful opportunities that will help them to make purposeful links between the academic and co-curricular components of their college experience.

Upper-Class 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 an upper-class Living-Learning Community (LLC)


We offer 18 unique Upper-Class Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) in which we provide students with 24 or more credits the chance to live in an engaged, like-minded community of students and fellow scholars.

Often the next step within an LLC experience, Upper-Class LLCs facilitate closer interaction with faculty and staff advisors who can be vital in helping students navigate their college experience and prepare for life after college. This post-graduate preparation is just one aspect that distinguishes the First-Year and Upper-Class LLCs.

We have designed our Living-Learning Communities to build upon one another, proving the “next step” along a student’s college journey.

Upper-Class LLCs provide...

  • more opportunities for students to remain connected with their peers.
  • enhanced relationships and connections with faculty and staff.
  • focus on career development.
  • real-world, tangible skills students will need to succeed in the fast-paced world of work that awaits them once they graduate.
  • scaffold upon what is being learned inside the classroom, and help students make sense of and apply what they’re learning outside of it.