Living Learning Communities (LLC) and specialized living options offer first year students the opportunity to live with other first year students who have a similar interest. LLC students have the opportunity to be part of an engaged learning community that goes beyond the traditional classroom experience. The resident assistants and faculty members plan special programs and activities that incorporate the theme of the floor. Trips, guest speakers and socials are just a few examples of past programs. LLC students live together in the University’s most updated residence halls; share two common courses in the fall and one in the spring, with required out-of-class, experiential learning activities; benefit from a faculty mentor who encourages them to carry classroom conversations into their residential community; and participate in trips and activities designed to bring the community theme to life. LLC residence halls feature smart classrooms that double as study areas and rooms designed to create unique, suite- or cluster-style spaces for a community feel.