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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 My UT Housing beginning in February, after you have submitted the University Housing contract.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact University Housing at 865-974-2571 or


The selection of Living & Learning Community members is a joint process between University Housing and the sponsoring department or office. University Housing will forward the name and information of the applicants to the sponsoring department so the eligibility of the applicant(s) can be determined. Students are strongly encouraged to thoroughly review the eligibility requirements to ensure that they are admissible into the program of their choice on our Neighborhood Communities page.

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 the student’s 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.

Living & Learning Community Applications are made available to students in My UT Housing, following the submission of their enrollment deposit and completion of their housing contract. All students interested in joining an LLC must complete this application to be considered for acceptance. Decisions are made on a rolling basis and students are able to check their status online. Sponsoring Program Coordinators and University Housing will contact accepted students via their official UTK email address with welcome information once their community is selected. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis beginning in the spring semester.

The Living and Learning Community application for sophomores and upperclassmen opens November 6, 2017, for 2017-2018 year.  All students interested in joining a sophomore or upperclassmen LLC must complete this application to be considered for acceptance. Decisions are made on a rolling basis and students will be contacted via e-mail via their official UTK email address with this decision.

Access Living & Learning Community

The Access Living & Learning Community, sponsored by the Center for Career Development and the Student Success Center, is a program for second-year students. The Access LLC focuses on the personal and career development of the student, and expands their academic knowledge and cultural awareness of the East Tennessee region. This program is designed for students who want to develop a positive community, develop academic and professional goals, earn a personal and professional development certificate, and increase their knowledge of their unique interests, skills, and values.


Army ROTC offers an LLC opportunity for students interested in gaining a commission as an officer in the US Army.  The community provides cadets with opportunities to further their self-preparation in the areas of leadership development, professional knowledge, and military proficiency.

Honors Global Awareness Living & Learning Community

The Honors Global Awareness Living & Learning Community is an opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors from any Honors program to immerse themselves in a community devoted to studying different environments, peoples, and cultures.


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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 and Learning Community programs, all students who reside on a community floor must be eligible and active members of that specific community. If an applicant has requested a roommate/suitemate, then the requested individual(s) must also meet the LLC eligibility requirements and be accepted into the same community.

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