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Science Discovery House

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Located in Bourgeois Hall on East Campus

The Science Discovery House brings co-curricular experiences to UMass Lowell students who are pursuing careers in a Science, Computing, Sustainability, and Math-related fields.

An intentional living and learning environment, the Science Discovery House, dedicated faculty and staff provide career exploration, networking opportunities, and social gatherings to support students as they navigate college and prepare for their careers.

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Aspiring Medical Professionals

First-Year Upperclass

The Aspiring Medical Professionals Living-Learning Community is designed for students who are preparing for a career in a Health profession. With a focus on helping students with career preparation, satisfying admissions requirements, choosing the right major, and finding clinical experience opportunities, this LLC empowers students to explore various career paths, while connecting them with practitioners, alumni, faculty and staff to assist in their career preparation.

Connected Majors: Public Health; Dentistry; Medicine; Occupational Therapy; Optometry; Physician’s Assistant; Pharmacy; Physical Therapy; Podiatry; Veterinary Medicine  

Faculty Advisor: Sarah Rozelle

Sponsored by the Kennedy College of Sciences 

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<.ICS>: Innovation in Computer Science

First-Year Upperclass

The <.ICS>: Innovation in Computer Science Living-Learning Community is designed for students who aspire to use computing to solve technical and socially relevant problems that impact the world we live in. This LLC will empower students to create solutions for individuals, society, and the high-tech economy. 

Connected Major:  Computer Science

Faculty Advisor: Sirong Lin

Sponsored by the Kennedy College of Sciences 

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Leaders in Environmental Advocacy of the Future (L.E.A.F.)

First-Year Upperclass

In the Leaders in Environmental Advocacy for the Future (L.E.A.F.) Living-Learning Community, students explore the ways in which they can become an agent of environmental change. Students make an impact on our campus as well as within our local and global communities. With engaged faculty and staff advisors whom are experts in their fields, this LLC is a great fit for students who intend to declare a major or minor related to environment, clean energy, climate change, or sustainability. This LLC experience is open to all class years and is sponsored by the Kennedy College of Sciences. 

Connected Majors: Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Meteorology, Geoscience, Chemistry, Physics and Applied Physics

Faculty Advisor: Alison Hamilton

Sponsored by the Kennedy College of Sciences 

Explore Biology LLC graphic. The Exploring Biology Living-Learning Community is designed for students interested in exploring the breadth of biological studies. Students with interests from molecular biology to biology of organs and organisms, to ecological systems will gain exposure to the diversity of issues in the field and explore career options open to a diversity of biologists.

Exploring Biology: Exploring the Mystery of Life

First-Year Upperclass

The Exploring Biology Living-Learning Community is designed for students interested in exploring the breadth of biological studies. Students with interests from molecular biology to biology of organs and organisms, to ecological systems will gain exposure to the diversity of issues in the field and explore career options open to a diversity of biologists.

Connected Majors: Biological Sciences

Sponsored by the Kennedy College of Sciences.

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.