Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are specialized sub-communities located in the residence halls based on enrollment in a specific college or academic program.  These LLCs will integrate students’ classroom experience and career aspirations with their experience living in the residence halls.  Students in these LLCs will also share some coursework in an effort to further develop membership within their academic college.

When you complete your housing application, you will have the the option to select up to three themed or Living Learning Communities in which you might like to live.  This does not guarantee your placement in any specific community.  When housing assignments become available on July 1st, you will receive an email via your university email account if you are accepted into one of our Themed Communities or Living Learning Communities.

Any questions about these special interest communities can be directed to Andra Bowen, Director of Residence Life at 207.581.4829 or by emailing um.reslife@maine.edu.

Any questions about the housing application can be directed to Housing Services at 581.4580 or by emailing um.housing@maine.edu.

Living Learning Communities (LLC’s):


Leave Your Print Gannett Hall 4th Floor

The Leave Your Print community is exclusively available to first-year students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Development studying Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Athletic Training, Kinesiology and Physical Education, or Child Development. The program focuses on providing team-building activities, professional development opportunities, and focused learning experiences supporting these students as they delve into their academic career at UMaine. Residential staff working in this community will also be upper-class students within the College of Education and Human Development who can help residents new to the college gain a better understanding of their academic program and learn strategies for academic and personal success.

 

SON (School of Nursing) Oxford Hall 3rd Floor

The School of Nursing community is exclusively available to first-year nursing students. This community will unite these students early in their academic progression and assist them in the realization of their career nursing goals. The School of Nursing Living Learning Community unites nursing students and their faculty in an effort to advance learning and discovery by encouraging holistic personal and academic growth by way of community engagement, service-learning, and peer support. Students will experience a positive impact on their leadership development and will become motivated, passionate learners in the nursing profession. Students will understand the commitment and importance of becoming a lifelong learner and service to the nursing profession.

 

Explorations Androscoggin Hall 3rd Floor

The Explorations community is comprised of first-year students who are undecided about their major at the University of Maine. Members of this community will take several general education courses, including College Composition (ENG 101) and Foundations of Leadership (LDR 100), with other residents on their floor. Residence Life staff partners with Academic Advisors and Success Instructors from the Explorations program and Career Counselors from the Career Center to offer specific programs to learn about different majors and career options. This community is exclusively reserved for students who are accepted into the Explorations program within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). Students will also be required to take the First-Year Seminar course (FYS 100), which is taught by their assigned Academic Advisor and Success Instructor.

 

Engineering and Technology Oxford Hall 2nd Floor

The Engineering and Technology community is exclusively reserved for first-year students who have been accepted into the College of Engineering, or who are majoring in Computer Science. Students living in this community will share similar academic goals and coursework, and are encouraged to form a cooperative learning environment, benefit from study groups housed on the floor, and build connections with other students with whom they will share classes throughout their academic career at UMaine. Residential staff assigned to this community are upper-class students in the College of Engineering or those who are majoring in Computer Science and strive to model for students the skills necessary to be successful in this academic discipline.

 

Support for Science Students Oxford Hall 4th Floor

The Support for Science Students Community, or “S^3,” is exclusively reserved for first-year students who have been accepted into the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. Students living in this community often share similar academic goals and some coursework, and are encouraged to form a cooperative learning environment, benefit from study groups housed on the floor, and build connections with other students invested in the sciences as an academic discipline. S^3 students are given in-hall access to upper-class, peer tutors for many of the classes that are standard for students enrolled in the College of NSFA. Residential staff assigned to this community are upper-class students who are also enrolled in the College of Natural Science, Forestry, and Agriculture who strive to model for students the skills necessary to be successful in this academic discipline.

 

Maine Business School Somerset Hall 3rd Floor

The Maine Business School community is exclusively available to first-year business students. This experience will foster community with students pursuing the same degrees, have similar schedules, and create a sense of engagement for first-year students. Students in the Maine Business School Living Learning Community will be invited to participate in team-building activities that go above and beyond the traditional on-campus living experience. Students will engage with the MBS Advisory Board, MBS student organizations, faculty, and staff through book clubs, outdoor excursions, and social and professional networking.

 

Honors Community Balentine Hall, Colvin Hall, Penobscot Hall, Estabrooke Hall 3rd Floor

The Honors Community is designed for students who are admitted to the Honors College. Residence Life and the Honors College staff members will work together to promote an academically focused community that fosters growth inside and outside of the classroom. Additionally, the Honors Community aims to create a strong sense of community in which its residents feel comfortable and connected to their peers. The Honors Community primarily houses first-year students, though there are select rooms available for second-year and upper-class students. This community is assigned to Balentine, Colvin, and Penobscot Halls.

 

STEM Bridge Program Androscoggin Hall 1st Floor

Our STEM Bridge Program is specifically designed for first-generation students in selected majors as a way to help you gain the skills you will need to be a successful student, to build connections with your first-generation peers, and to learn about the many resources available on campus! As a program participant, you will move in early, meet with faculty and peer mentors, and connect with peers in similar majors as you learn the skills needed to succeed in the Biology, Chemistry, and Math courses commonly taken by students in their first two years. You will also learn key strategies for success from staff across the University, and be supported throughout the academic year by your peer mentor, a fellow first-generation student who knows what it is like to be in your shoes. To learn more about the program, please visit https://umaine.edu/summeruniversity/stembridgeprogram/.

Computing and Information Sciences Androscoggin Hall 4th Floor

Our newest LLC arriving Fall 2022!