LLC/TLC Frequently Asked Questions

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First Year Living-Learning Communities and Themed Living Communities for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Am I guaranteed a room in Sunderland Hall if I am selected to be in a freshman Living-Learning Community (LLC)?

Some LLC/TLC sections will be in Sunderland Hall. If you are selected to one of the following sections you will have a room in Sunderland Hall:

  • The Arts
  • The Hunger Games
  • Pre-Health Sciences
  • From the Outside In
  • The Game Domain
  • Arts and Letters

The following LLC/TLC will be housed in Smith Hall:

  • GOLD – Globally Oriented Living at Drury
  • LEAD – Leadership Excellence at Drury

Am I guaranteed a spot in an LLC/TLC if I am in the Honors Program or an athlete?

No, all students wishing to be in an LLC must apply and submit all  requirements by the May 15, 2020 deadline.  Placement in an LLC is based on the quality of the application and short essay answers.

Do I have to major in a certain subject to sign up for an LLC?

The Pre-Health Science LLC does have a major requirement, but this is the only LLC that requires a certain major. See the Pre-Health Science LLC description for more information. Otherwise, students of all majors and minors, especially those who are unsure of their major, are welcome and encouraged to apply to any of the LLC sections.

Are there additional time requirements for students in an LLC?

Yes, but the additional time required is very minimal. Students are asked to participate in programming activities related to their LLC/TLC theme each semester. These activities are based on the theme of the group.

What is the deadline to apply for an LLC/TLC?

The online application will be available for students in November 2019. Completed applications will be accepted through May 15, 2020.

To be considered for placement in one of the LLC themes all requirements must be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020.

Requirements include:

  • Completed LLC application – submitted online
  • Completed 2020-21 Housing Contract
  • Paid Deposit

There will be no exceptions to this deadline. 

When and how will I know if I have been selected to be in an LLC / TLC?

All applicants will be notified by email of either immediate acceptance or if they have been placed on a wait list. Notifications will go out prior to June 1, 2020. The students who are selected to participate in an LLC/TLC will be asked to accept their placement by following the instructions in the email. If acceptance confirmation is not received by the deadline stated, that spot will be offered to a student on the wait list. 

If I am selected to participate in an LLC, is there an additional cost associated with the program?

There is not an additional cost for the program. However,  LLC sections that are housed in Sunderland Hall which is comprised of single rooms, will have a higher housing cost. View the housing prices for the current academic year. We will update the website as soon as the housing prices for 2020-2021 are available.

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Stewart, Director of New Student Programs for more information at