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Three students, Kailee Heffler, and Anna Buonomo '20 '21 (3+1) School of Comm, and Diana LaRock '21 Nursing, smiling in their Westview Residence Hall room

Living-Learning Communities

Our Living-Learning Communities bring students with similar interests, passions and academic pursuits together in a shared residential environment. When you join one of these communities, you are afforded all the benefits of on-campus living along with additional advantages that help you to more deeply engage with each group’s defined purpose.

Arts and Music

This community is designed for students interested in music and the arts. Members will have the opportunity to focus on a range of creative outlets including creative writing, studio art, music, theatre, poetry, photography, film, design, digital media and other creative possibilities. Activities will build students’ ability to advocate for creativity as a way of life and for its integration into school, work and play.

This LLC is open to all first-year students and may be of special interest to students interested in theater and fine arts.

Business 3+1

This community strengthens relationships among peers in our accelerated business 3+1 programs. Residents cultivate a strong connection by focusing on team building, academic success and leadership development as they become better students and business professionals.

This LLC is open to students in the accelerated 3+1 programs within the School of Business.

Business and Entrepreneurship

This community strengthens relationships with peers in any of the business or entrepreneurship programs. The community builds a strong connection by focusing on teamwork, academic success, leadership and a creative entrepreneurial spirit. Members of this community are dedicated to becoming better students, entrepreneurs and business professionals.

This community is open to first-year students with a declared major within the School of Business.

Communications 3+1

This community welcomes students in the accelerated 3+1 program to the School of Communications family, supports them in their transition to college life and establishes relationships that will help them realize success in their academic and personal pursuits.

The LLC is open to students in the accelerated 3+1 program within the School of Communications.

Communications and Media Leadership

This community welcomes second-year students who are active in campus media. Faculty and staff host workshops that teach residents to motivate a team and boost the quality of their work. 

Residents in this community often seek internships, partake in QU in DC or QU in LA and serve as peer resources for first-year students around campus.

This LLC is open to second-year students in all Communications and Media majors.

Computing and Engineering

This community welcomes new students interested in building academic skills, community and friendship within computing and technology programs. Residents will partake in hands-on activities and learn how to make a difference at Quinnipiac and in the world.

This LLC is open to all first-year students in the School of Computing and Engineering as well as students in any other Computing majors.

eSports and Gaming

This community welcomes students who are passionate about competitive video gaming, social gaming, tabletop gaming and role-playing games. Students may compete as part of our eSports team, participate in open tournaments or stream their incredible gameplay as they share strategies with peers striving for the pinnacle of gaming skill.

This LLC is open to all majors and may be of special interest to students majoring in Game Design and Development and Sport and Entertainment Management.

Honors | First-Year

The First-Year Honors community welcomes new students in the University Honors program. This community helps students develop relationships and skills outside the classroom and sponsors activities that promote curiosity and innovative thinking.

This LLC is open to first-year students enrolled in the Honors Program.

Honors | Second-Year

The Second-Year Honors community encourages students who are looking to engage in a wide range of activities and events that foster lasting friendships and offer support in academics, wellness and community. Students in this community play an integral role in the choice of events and activities so they are able to tailor their experience.

This community is open to second-year students enrolled in the Honors Program.

Interprofessional Healthcare

This community welcomes students who share a strong interest in healthcare and want to be part of a community that represents and values various healthcare professions. This community prepares students to become thoughtful healthcare professionals who will provide safe and effective care during their careers.

This LLC is open to any first-year student interested in a career in healthcare.

Live Well

This community emphasizes the eight dimensions of wellness: spiritual, environmental, social, financial, physical, occupational, intellectual and emotional. Members of this community live with like-minded peers who agree to refrain from using alcohol and drugs.

This community is open to all first and second-year students.


This community fosters an inclusive, diverse and vibrant group of students from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This community is committed to principles of inclusion and equity and helps students become change agents on campus and beyond. Students will explore identity, intersectionality, allyship, advocacy and intercultural and social justice.

This community is open to all first and second-year students.


This community is home for nursing students who want to develop personal and professional skills that allow them to flourish at Quinnipiac and beyond. This community promotes lasting relationships between its members, faculty and staff by hosting engaging programs and events.

This community is open to first-year Nursing majors.

Occupational Therapy

This community welcomes students who want to learn about occupational therapy and the benefits it provides to individuals and society. Members participate in curricular and co-curricular opportunities and practice-oriented academic and career advising.

This community is open to first-year Occupational Therapy majors.


This community promotes academic and social growth by working with the Department of Psychology and others on campus on curricular and co-curricular events and programs. Its members form strong academic and personal bonds based on shared aspirations.

This community is open to all first-year students with an interest in psychology and may be of special interest to students majoring in Psychology or Behavioral Neuroscience.


This community brings together students across multiple disciplines united by their passion for sports, competitiveness and Bobcat spirit. Students will come away with a holistic view of the sports industry, diver deeper into the role that athletes, athletics and sports play in society and partake in athletics at the intramural, club or varsity level.

This LLC is open to all first-year students and dedicated sports fans.


This community welcomes members and allies of the diverse LGBTQIA+ community. Welcoming all, this community strives to help students who identify as members of the community feel comfortable in any setting and seeks to raise awareness of and combat injustice on campus and in our greater communities. People in this community want to facilitate acceptance of LGBTQIA+ individuals, whether on a small or large scale, and recognize that all impacts are important in supporting one another through struggles and triumphs alike.

This community is open to all first and second-year students.

In Their Words

Jake Iby

Jake Iby ‘24, MS ‘25

Resident - 3+1 Business LLC

"Living in an LLC here at Quinnipiac University gives students the unique opportunity to learn and grow with a built-in family. Students living in an LLC have an automatic support system of peers who are in a corresponding stage of their lives. This helps to develop a sense of unity and solidarity that leads to exponential prosperity in and outside of the classroom. Being in an LLC was a preeminent choice and to this day I am beyond grateful for the time I spent in what grew to be a second home."

Claude Mayo

Claude Mayo

Faculty Affiliate - Multicultural

“Living-Learning Communities are the most dynamic spaces on a college campus, as they intentionally integrate academics, interests and maturation on the way to fostering student engagement and belonging. I truly believe in the value of the campus engagement and residential aspects of the collegiate experience; just as students accumulate far more hours here than in the classroom, these aspects return greater lifelong dividends for the students.”

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Sophia Ferrara ‘25

Resident - Sophomore Honors

“Living in an LLC means living with a group of people that are all a part of the same group I am. We have that sense of community when we are in our rooms or when we are out at campus events. It can be a really nice way to meet a bunch of people right away that have at least one thing in common with you but are still different so you can learn from them.”

Roland Galvez

Roland Galvez

Residence Hall Director - 3+1 and eSports

“Being a Residence Hall Director for an LLC is great because I get to see my resident assistants become passionate about being a mentor and help them guide their residents to success. If you join an LLC, take every moment to network with faculty and staff but also build relationships with others who have the same interest.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to live in a supportive community with others who share your interests and passions? Do you want to have access to faculty and staff mentors? Do you want to live in some of the best residence halls on campus and have the added perk of early move-in? Are you committed to living, learning and thriving in an environment that is specifically designed to help you transition to college, excel academically and find your fit socially?

If you said yes to any of these questions, then our Living-Learning Communities may be a great fit for you. We've collected some of the questions we receive most frequently from prospective students and provided answers below. If you can't find what you are looking for, please connect with an admissions representative to request more information. 

To apply to be a part of a Living-Learning Community, all you need to do is complete your housing contract. During that process, you will indicate your interest in the Living-Learning Community program and which specific community you want to join

Housing in our Living-Learning Communities is in demand, so space can be limited. Students are encouraged to select up to three communities that they would like to join to increase the likelihood that they are placed in one of these communities. 

Students who choose to live in our Living-Learning communities report significant benefits that boost their academic, personal and professional growth. When surveyed, 95% of students that have lived in an LLC state that they would recommend the experience to incoming students. These current and former residents emphasize the improved sense of belonging on campus and the stronger relationships that form between students and professors. 

Residents in our LLC's unlock access to specialized programming, social events and networking opportunities. Under the mentorship of our dedicated faculty and staff, these students enjoy an easier transition to college and have a leg up when applying for competitive internships and job opportunities. 

The first-year Living-Learning Communities are spread out among five of our most desirable residence halls and living spaces. We spend a considerable amount of time selecting the best possible housing assignment for each specific LLC based on a number of factors.

All incoming first-year students in our LLC's will be paired with other first-year students as roommates. Some Living-Learning Communities like the Live Well, Multicultural and Unity LLC's are also home to second-year students who provide support and mentorship to incoming first-year residents, though those students will not be paired with first-year roommates. 

In addition to fellow students, our residence halls are home to resident assistants, residence hall directors and faculty affiliates.

Resident assistants are student leaders charged with developing a sense of community among residents and assisting students with their personal, interpersonal and academic development.

Residence hall directors are full-time, live-in professionals who supervise the community, train resident assistants, coordinate programming and respond to the needs of the student population through crisis management and as student conduct officers.

Faculty affiliates provide academic mentorship to the Living Learning Community and enhance the theme of the LLC. Faculty affiliates are trained to facilitate learning in the residential space in conjunction with residential life staff.

There is no additional cost to reside in an LLC; students pay the same housing costs as other students but with the added benefit of sharing a space with peers that share their same academic goals, career aspirations or recreational interests.

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