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The UMass Lowell First-Year Commonwealth Honors LLC is designed for First-Year students who have been accepted into the Honors College. This LLC provides enriched academic opportunities to exceptional students who want to take their university experience to the next level.

Redefining Academic Excellence

There are two LLC options for Upper-Class Commonwealth Honors students:

  1. Second Year Experience
  2. Third / Fourth Year Experience

2nd YEAR EXPERIENCE

The second Year Commonwealth Honors LLC is designed for students in their second or Sophomore year, who are in good standing with the Honors College. With a focus on the pursuit of excellence in undergraduate education, this LLC provides enriched academic opportunities to exceptional students who want to take their university experience to the next level.

Through participation in engaging social and academic-based residence hall programming, students in the second Year Commonwealth Honors LLC work to enhance the learning and academic growth of their community. Through networking opportunities and the utilization of campus resources, this LLC aims to set students up for success as they begin to construct their thesis, further hone their written and oral communication strategies, demonstrate balance and an improved sense of well being.

This LLC is sponsored by the Honors College and offers a dedicated Faculty Advisor who supports the students of the LLC through programming initiatives, advising, and individual personal and professional development.

As a result of living in the 2nd Year Commonwealth Honors Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to…

  • Recognize the essential requirements of beginning an Honors Thesis.
  • Develop an action plan that will assist in working towards graduating as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar.
  • Identify a mentor/faculty thesis advisor and begin exploring Thesis topics, research concepts and ideas.

2nd Year LLC Faculty Advisor

  • Justin Roberts | Honors Advisor, Honors College

3rd/4th YEAR EXPERIENCE

The 3rd/4th Year Commonwealth Honors LLC is designed for Upper-Class Junior and Senior year students who are in good standing with the Honors College. With a focus on the pursuit of excellence in undergraduate education, this LLC provides enriched academic opportunities to exceptional students who want to take their university experience to the next level.

Through participation in engaging social and academic-based residence hall programming, students in the Upper-Class Commonwealth Honors LLC work to enhance the learning and academic growth of their community. Through networking opportunities and the utilization of campus resources, this LLC aims to set students up for success as they begin to construct their thesis, further hone their written and oral communication strategies, demonstrate balance and an improved sense of well being.

This LLC is sponsored by the Honors College and offers a dedicated Faculty-in-Residence whom supports the students of the LLC through programming initiatives, advising, and individual personal and professional development.

As a result of living in the 3rd/4th Year Commonwealth Honors Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to...

  • Prepare for completion of the Honors capstone experience/Honors Thesis.
  • Identify and apply for scholarships and/or graduate study opportunities.
  • Explore career pathways and opportunities for professional networking.

Get more information about the Honors College.

3rd/4th Year LLC Faculty-in-Residence

  • Rae Mansfield | Visiting Assistant Professor; Thesis and Fellowship Coordinator & Faculty in Residence, Honors College

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. If offered a spot in the Living-Learning Community, return to the housing application using the link sent in the invitation email to accept/decline your place in the community.
  5. Select your room in the Living-Learning Community on LLC Room Selection Day.