Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are specialized living environments that connect students inside- and outside-the-classroom experiences. Each LLC is unique, but all are centered on a distinctive theme or academic interest area. Students who choose to live in an LLC have a direct connection to their classroom experience, access to intentional events and programs, and dedicated staff members who work to make the community a success.


Are you an incoming First-Year Student and have questions about applying for an LLC for the 2022-2023 year? Want to learn more about what LLC living is like at Pitt? Join us at one of our LLC Question & Answer sessions this month! Check here for more info:

Why should I live in an LLC?

LLCs are an ideal way to make friends with peers who have similar interests. Research shows that students who participate in an LLC have higher academic success rates, higher college graduation rates, higher levels of satisfaction with their college experience, and an easier time connecting with their peers.

How do I choose an LLC?

Here at Pitt, we have more than 20 LLCs. With such a variety, there is surely something that will fit your interests. Check out the individual LLC overviews, on the first-year and upper-class pages, to get a sense of which community sparks curiosity, gives you an opportunity to share your knowledge, and allows you to ignite your passion!

How much does an LLC cost? Are there any additional requirements?

There is no additional cost for a Living Learning Community. However, some LLCs require students to register for specific classes, class sections, or outside of the classroom activities; please refer to the individual LLC pages for additional requirements.