Living Learning Communities

At UNK, we recognize that the campus environment and community it creates contributes significantly to a student’s success.  Living Learning Communities (LLCs) provide a unique residential learning experience that bridges academics and residence hall living together based on several themes.  Students may apply to live in an LLC based on their special interests or common goals. 

Within an LLC there is an instant opportunity to belong. Being a part of an LLC means the education continues outside the classroom as you live alongside fellow students that have similar academic values and interests.  Intentional programming, with planned access to resources and opportunities, leads to more face to face interactions with faculty and staff, which can lead to a student’s improved capacity for academic success. 

Make one of UNK’s LLC’s for the 2019-2020 Academic Year your community by applying today!

Apply for an LLC’s: 

  1. Complete the housing application

  2. Send an email to the appropriate contact for the LLC of your choice requesting to be a part of the LLC

  3. Room assignment confirmations of your selected LLC will be sent via email.  Initial housing assignments will be made in early February and continue as space allows.

Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community- CTE

Entrepreneurial Living-Learning Community: Students interested in exploring businesses ownership and innovation (any major) can engage in a common course, collaborate on business challenges, entrepreneurship projects, and be matched with a mentor from the business community. Students have the agency to create their own educational experience while building their business acumen. First-year students can apply for this two-year (or freshman/sophomore) program through the Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development. For more information about the program please contact Lisa Tschauner (tschaunerle@unk.edu) or call at 308-865-8135.

STEM Living Learning Community- CTE

STEM Living Learning Community:  We are excited for our new STEM building at UNK.  In anticipation of  our new building, we are launching a STEM Living Learning Community that will be starting in Fall ’19. Students enrolled in Astrophysics, Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science have a distinct opportunity to take classes together and live in the same community. Some perks to being a part of the community include a trip to the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum and a visit to an escape room.  This is a great way to encourage innovation across disciplines.  We will also encourage academic tutoring in subject matters that are available to this community. To sign up, please complete the following information at the provided link:

If you would like to receive more information, please email housing@unk.edu with the subject title of the email as ‘Interested in LLC’ and state which community you are interested in.

Apply Today!

STEM LLC Sign Up Link

Gender Inclusive Learning Community-Antelope Hall

The Gender Inclusive Living Learning Community provides educational support for LGBTQIA+ students and allies wanting to live in an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment to explore their identity and engage in conversations. Students can room with the gender they feel most comfortable with.

If you have questions about living in this community or want assistance in finding a location that is suitable for your Gender Identity please contact Associate Director of Residence Life, Trelana Daniel, danieltd@unk.edu or Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs, Monica Mueller, muellermr@unk.edu.

Apply Today!

Gender Inclusive Living Learning Community Sign Up

Honors Living Learning Community- Men's Hall

Honors students have the opportunity to live in Honors Housing which is located in Men's Hall. Men's Hall is a co-educational hall and was built in the Art Deco style. Honors students are not required to live in Honors housing but choose to because they see it as a great asset that provides a network of academically-oriented students who both challenge and support one another. It is a lively close-knit community of students who are focused on getting the most out of their undergraduate education. For more information about the Honors Program, visit http://www.unk.edu/academics/honors/index.php.

Kearney Bound Scholars Living Learning Community- CTW

Kearney Bound Scholars are students that have been dedicated to attending UNK since 9th grade.  This living learning community will offer support for students in this program with regard to social engagement and opportunities to explore campus with a great group of students.  This living environment offers a great space for their student organization to gather and discuss important topics with the group.  Students interested in learning more about the Kearney Bound Scholars program can call Josh Pierce at 308-865-1593. 

If you would like to receive more information, please email housing@unk.edu with the subject title of the email as ‘Interested in LLC’ and state which community you are interested in.

Apply Today!

UNK's Kearney Bound Scholar Living Learning Community Sign Up

Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) Living Learning Community- CTW

Students in the KHOP Program will have the opportunity to live in a Learning Community in the Centennial Towers.  The Centennial Towers are semi-suite style residence halls that will provide KHOP students with the opportunity to live and learn with other students interested in rural health care.  Students in this Learning Community will have common classes, mentors, academic success coaching, and programming that allows them to continue to explore medical professions and issues in healthcare.  All incoming freshmen in the KHOP program, including alternates, are required to live in the Learning Community.  Student interested in learning more about the Kearney Health Opportunities Program can contact Peggy Abels at 308-865-8260 or abelsp@unk.edu.  For more information, visit the Health Sciences website at:
http://www.unk.edu/academics/health_sciences/scholarshipprograms.php.

Thompson Scholars Living Learning Community- Mantor Hall

The Thompson Scholars Learning Community was established in 2008 and includes students who have been awarded the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship by a private foundation. UNK Thompson Scholars enroll in common classes, attend shared programs, and develop skills that assist with a successful transition to college and persistence to graduation. 1st Year Thompson Scholars live together in Mantor Hall, and faculty and staff members are also available to assist all Thompson Scholars at offices within Mantor Hall.  tslc@unk.edu  308-865-8364.

Check out the TSLC website for more information: 
http://www.unk.edu/offices/tslc/