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Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

Perks of Living in an LLC or Affinity Dwelling Heading link

Our Living Learning Communities (LLCs) and Affinity Dwellings attract high-achieving students and provide specialized attention for an enriched educational and residential experience. They offer a sense of community through programs, conversations, and faculty interaction centered on members’ interests.

  • Primary access to work and learn from Faculty-In-Residence
  • Tailored programmatic learning experience aligning with lived student experience
  • Designated Peer Mentor who has adjacent academic/professional goals: LLC
  • Designated Peer Mentor who is aware, empathetic, and understanding of your needs as a member of an affinity dwelling community
  • Leadership opportunity ranging from Campus Housing employment to collaborations with faculty
  • Access to homework supports and study groups within your building
  • Integrated community with similarities
  • Additional paid for exploring Chicago experiences with the members of your community
  • Streamlined academic support from your professors to your peer mentor
  • Weekly office hours with your peer mentor to seek support and guidance as you navigate UIC

What is an LLC? Heading link

LLCs are themed communities based upon major and area of study that provide you with intentional peer group with similar academic goals or interests. These communities help you develop relationships that aid in your transition to UIC. Every LLC has a designated peer mentor assigned to support the community. Peer mentors offer support varying from academic/classroom assistance to interpersonal concerns. Below are our LLCs for 2024-2025


What is an Affinity Dwelling & What is Affinity Group? Heading link

UIC has 5 affinity groups on-campus, which are listed below. Each affinity group has an affinity dwelling option. Choosing the affinity dwelling option lets students live in community with those that have a similar lived experience as them. All residential students have an option of joining and affinity group during September. However, if you want to live in the affinity dwelling then that must be notated within your housing application. All affinity dwellings have a designated Peer Mentor that supports and helps affinity dwelling residents navigate campus.

Apply to Live in an LLC or Affinity Dwelling Heading link

New Applicants and Returning Residents – How to Apply

Applicants will make their LLC/Affinity Dwelling preferences known in their Housing application. Room selection availability will show applicants options in those identified LLC/Affinity Dwelling locations only. To update your LLC/Dwelling Preferences preferences at any time, re-enter your Housing application and edit your selection.