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. Complete the housing application

  2. Complete the online form for the LLC of your choice below.

  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.

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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.  308-865-8364.

Check out the TSLC website for more information

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.

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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!

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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  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, or Assistant Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Monica Mueller,

Apply Today!

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