All first-year students who are interested in participating in a Living & Learning Community (LLC) must first complete the online housing contract. LLC applications will be accessible through University Housing Portal beginning in February, after you have submitted the University Housing contract.
Returning students may choose from upper division Living & Learning Communities by applying through My UT Housing prior to room selection in February.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact University Housing at 865-974-1419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Become a Vol! If you haven’t done so already, confirm your enrollment in your MyUTK account at my.utk.edu.
- Submit your housing contract. Review and complete the housing contract sent to your email address.
- Complete your LLC application. Applications open in February through your University Housing Portal.
- 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 April; room selection begins in May.
The Living and Learning Community application for sophomores and upper-division students opens in the My UT Housing page in October each year. If you are interested in joining a sophomore or upper-division LLC, you must complete this application to be considered for acceptance. Decisions are made on a rolling basis and you will be contacted via your official UTK email address with this decision.
Discovery Living & Learning Community
The Discovery Living & Learning Community (LLC) gives students, from all majors, the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research projects that solve problems, generate new knowledge and create new ways of looking at the world. You will be matched with a faculty member and research project that explores your subject of interest in greater depth. You will learn the skills of research in a supportive community of peers.
Undergraduate research opens doors to graduate school, exciting careers, and success in life. Find your passion. Join Discovery!
Honors &Scholars Living & Learning Community
The Honors & Scholars Living & Learning Community is an opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors from any Honors program to immerse themselves in a community of upper division Honors students.
The Living & Learning Community application will take priority over any building and/or roommate preference selected on the housing contract. If you would prefer to live with a specific person, both you and your preferred roommate may indicate such preference when you register for room selection. In order to uphold the integrity of all the Living & Learning Community programs, all students who reside on a community floor must be eligible and active members of that specific community. If you have requested a roommate/suitemate, then the requested individual(s) must also meet the LLC eligibility requirements and be accepted into the same community.