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Themed LLCs

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Themed Living-Learning Communities celebrate undergraduate students who wish to live with students who are invested in co-curricular engagement outside of their major. Themed LLCs deepen campus connections, self-efficacy and broaden student engagement as they spark a sense of purpose, ignite creativity and promote collaboration.  

Purposeful living and learning environments, Themed LLCs provide students the opportunity to develop and explore an area of passion or can assist with their transition into the UMass Lowell community. Themed LLCs support students through intentional programming, career exploration, networking opportunities and dedicated staff to guide students as they transition into and navigate college, while also preparing them for life after graduation.

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Greek Life


Located in River Hawk Village

The Greek Life LLC is designed for students who are members of recognized Greek Letter organizations and for those who have an interest in learning more about the Greek community at UMass Lowell. Members from various fraternities and sororities live together to promote The Pillars of Greek Life: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Friendship. Students will be empowered to give back to the campus, enhance the unity that comes from being part of the Greek community and become inspired to continue on as engaged alumni once their time in college has ended. With a staff advisor who is Greek and understands the complexities of the Greek experience, this LLC is a great way for students to further hone and develop their leadership skills while striving to make a difference within our community

Staff Advisor: Joanne Darrigo

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ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps)

First-Year Upperclass

Located in River Hawk Village

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) LLC is designed to support students who are involved in the ROTC program. Due to a student-led initiative, this LLC was created to bring a residential component to those who are currently enrolled in the ROTC Army and Air Force programs at UMass Lowell. Students in the ROTC LLC are part of a unique community in which they train with their peers and go through a rigorous training program, while also living together and experiencing all college has to offer together. Students will have opportunities to participate in a supportive environment that helps to foster their success within their respective program, while also engaging in experiences that promote social interaction and experiential learning such as historical site visits, team building activities and networking with alumni. This LLC is open to all students who are either enrolled in ROTC or have an interest in the program.

Air Force ROTC Detachment 345 was selected as the 2019 “High Flight” award winner for the Northeast Region. The award recognizes the best units in the region. UML won in the medium category and are now off to compete at the national level.

Staff Advisors: Captain Chris Doyle (Air Force), Senior Military Instructor Jane Thomas (Army)

Sponsored by the Air Force ROTC- Detachment 345 and the Army ROTC at UMass Lowell

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Located in Fox Hall

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 opportunities to students 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 access to faculty and staff members who will aid in their transitional experience over the course of the academic year.

Faculty Advisor: Alice Frye

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REC-IT: Fitness and Wellness


Located in River Hawk Village

emptyThe REC-IT: Fitness & Wellness LLC incorporates the elements of recreation and physical health into a living-learning experience for upper-class students that is inclusive, fun, diverse and motivational. This LLC is designed to provide students with proactive ways to manage stress, healthy eating/nutrition and physical activity through social and educational programming. With a motivational and dedicated staff advisor, students will become empowered to explore the services offered at the Campus Recreation Center, create LLC member-specific outdoor adventure opportunities and campus recreation teams and learn ways to support the development of healthier and happier lifestyles. Through experiential education, this LLC will teach upper-class students the importance of exercise and recreational activities in preparation for a productive, balanced and rewarding life.

Staff Advisor: Diana Dellogono

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

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Pathways For All Transfer Students and Middlesex Community College Reserved Placement Program (RPP) Students

First-Year Upperclass

Located at the Inn & Conference Center

The Pathways LLC is for all transfer students & Middlesex Community College (MCC) students accepted into the Reserved Placement Program. Pathways has been designed to support the seamless transition into the UMass Lowell community. Pathways LLC students will live amongst a community of engaged thinkers and hard workers who bring a diverse collection of life experiences and intellectual strengths to the university community.

Staff Advisors: Todd BorchersAfua Serwa Addae-Adoo

Sponsored by the Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services and the Career and Co-op Center

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.