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Join an LLC


All first-year students who are interested in participating in a Living & Learning Community (LLC) must first complete the online housing application. LLC applications will be accessible through University Housing Portal beginning in February, after you have submitted the University Housing application.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact University Housing at 865-974-1419 or

The selection of Living & Learning Community members is a joint process between University Housing and the sponsoring department or office. After receiving your application, University Housing will forward your name and information to the sponsoring department who will determine your eligibility. We strongly encourage you to thoroughly review the eligibility requirements on the community web page to ensure you are admissible into the program of your choice. This web page also showcases if there are any required courses or seminars for you to take part in as a member of the LLC. 

If selected as a member of a Living & Learning Community, a one-time, nonrefundable $50 LLC fee will be billed in the fall semester to your account accessible in MyUTK; please note that it may be deducted from financial aid. In special cases when space becomes available in the spring, a student joining an LLC will be billed a one-time, nonrefundable $25 LLC fee. Fees support LLC initiatives. The $50 fee covers both the fall and spring terms.

Here’s how to apply to your chosen LLC:

  1. Become a Vol! If you haven’t done so already, confirm your enrollment in your MyUTK account at
  2. Submit your housing application. Review and complete the housing application sent to your email address or found via the University Housing Portal button on our homepage.
  3. Complete your LLC application. Applications open in February through  your University Housing Portal.
  4. Select your room. Once you have been accepted into an LLC, you’ll be able to select from the available rooms for that community.  Additional information will be sent in May; room selection begins in June.

The Living & Learning Community application will take priority over any roommate preference selected on the housing application. If you would prefer to live with a specific person, both you and your preferred roommate may create a roommate pair during roommate matching. All students who reside on a designated LLC floor must be eligible and active members of that specific community. If you have requested a roommate, then the requested individual must also meet the LLC eligibility requirements and be accepted into the same community.