Living Learning Communities

Don't just live where you learn. Learn where you live.

A Living Learning Community (LLC) is a group of students who live on a dedicated floor in a residence hall, based on common interests, programs, or majors.

The environment contributes significantly to a student’s success inside and outside the classroom by bridging living, academics, intentional programs, and greater interaction with faculty and staff.

How to Apply for LLCs

  1. See details for each LLC in the housing application on the Living Learning Communities page.  

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

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Honors

Selection into the UNK Honors Program is required to live in Honors housing. Live in an academically minded community with other highly social, supportive students 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. For more information visit the Honors Program website.

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Thompson Scholars

Students who receive the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship live with fellow scholarship recipients their first year. These scholars enroll in common classes, attend shared programs, and develop skills for 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

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Health Science Explorers

Are you interested in a career in the health sciences?  Do you want to learn more about health care professions?  Would you like support and guidance as you transition to college to ensure your success?  UNK Health Sciences, in partnership with the Central Nebraska Area Health Education Center, is pleased to offer a residential Learning Community opportunity for students interested in health care careers. Fifty students will be given the opportunity to participate in this unique living-learning experience in Centennial Towers West (CTW) at UNK.  Students in this program will enroll in HSCI 130 – Opportunities in Health Sciences for one credit hour in the fall semester.  They will also be assigned to a mentor and participate in weekly meetings.  The curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills to succeed in college and professional development experiences.

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2020

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How to Apply

Roommates must be a part of LLC or KHOP Community

Location: Centennial Towers

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Kearney Bound Scholars

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. 

Apply Today!

UNK's Kearney Bound Scholar Living Learning Community Sign Up

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Kearney Health Opportunities Program

Students in the KHOP Program will have the opportunity to live in a Learning Community in the Centennial Towers 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.

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Gender Inclusive

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. This LLC is open to Freshmen.

 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 Student Diversity and Inclusion, Monica Mueller, muellermr@unk.edu.

Apply Today!

Gender Inclusive Living Learning Community Sign Up

Exploring a Major in Business & Technology 


This community is for those with an interest in a business major or a minor. Students will be exposed to various business careers and take classes together.  The community provides students with study partners and a dedicated area to meet with classmates and tutors. Roommates do not have to be a part of the LLC.

  • Deadline to apply: March 1
  • There is no application process for this community.  Simply select this option on your housing application, if you have an interest in living with this business community. By selecting this Living Learning Community, you will automatically be placed in this community. 
  • Location: CTW

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Exploring a Major in STEM (Physics, Astrophysics, and Engineering Majors)

This community is for students majoring in Physics, Astrophysics, and Engineering, though it is not restricted to just these majors. Students will take a common course together and be provided out of classroom experiences. Roommates do not have to be a part of the LLC. 

  • Deadline to apply: March 1
  • There is no application process for this community.  Simply select this option on your housing application, if you have an interest in living in a community with people that are interested in STEM careers. By selecting this Living Learning Community, you will automatically be placed in this community. 
  • Location: CTW

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Academic Advising & Career Development LC

Exploring Majors is designed to help students discover their interests and skills while learning about valuable tools and resources for selecting an academic program and/or career path that fits their individual needs. Students must be a first year deciding student in the fall semester and enroll in the Academic Advising and Career Development (AACD) LNSK 117 course in the fall semester. Roommates do not have to be a part of the LLC. 

  • Deadline to apply: June 1
  • There is no application process for this community.  Simply select this option on the housing application, if you have an interest in living in a community with people that are also undecided in their major and want extra support from Academic Advising. By selecting this Living Learning Community, you will automatically be placed in this community. 
  • Location: Randall Hall

Transfer Transformations

If you are a Transfer student who wants to continue growing while also connecting with your classmates in your new home at UNK, choose the Transfer Transformations Learning Community. Enjoy the most popular living spaces on campus while benefiting from special programming created with the broad needs of a transfer student in mind and only available to Transformations LC members.  

  • Deadline to apply: June 1
  • There is no application process for this community.  Simply select this option if you have an interest in living in a community with people that are also transferring into UNK.  This is a first come first serve community based on number of spaces available. By selecting this Living Learning Community, you will automatically be placed in this community as long as space is available.
  • Location: Nester South