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Living Learning Communities & Gender Inclusive Housing 

UC San Diego is committed to creating more spaces where our diverse population of undergraduate students can connect with each other, with the university and with others within the community. Our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) have been developed to strengthen learning by helping residents to connect academically and socially. The LLCs are each characterized by housing within the same residence location, shared co-curricular experiences, access to resources, and engaging in activities that reinforce common affinities such as aspects of culture.

Incoming students (freshmen and transfer) will have an opportunity to apply for an optional Living Learning Community during the housing contract phase.  There are two upcoming webinars planned for incoming students:

Incoming First Years:  Living Learning Community webinar hosted by the Colleges on May 25, 2022 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (PST).  Join the Zoom meeting (Meeting ID:  933 4994 6411)

Incoming Transfers:  Living Learning Community webinar hosted by the Colleges on June 22, 2022 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (PST).  Join the Zoom meeting (Meeting ID:  933 4994 6411)

 

LGBTQIA+ Living-Learning Community (LGBTQIA+LLC)

Housed at Muir College

The LGBTQIA+ Program is housed in the Tuolumne Apartments in the Muir residential complex and may also be housed in some Residence Hall spaces at Muir in Tenaya or Tioga. The LGBTQIA+ Program is open to any student from any College who is eligible for undergraduate housing. This living and learning opportunity is going into its 3rd year and is a dynamic program in which residents participate in a variety of activities and programs. Residents also have the opportunity to be part of an advisory council that provides direction and feedback about the activities and programs that are offered to members of the LLC. Collectively, this is a community and a cohesive program that provides a comfortable living environment for its participates. Members of the LLC are given the opportunity to explore themselves and a variety of LGBT topics.

Please contact the Muir Residential Life Office with questions: 858.534.4200 or muirreslife@ucsd.edu.

Warren College Incoming Transfers Living-Learning Community

Housed at Warren College

We are excited to offer a first-of-its-kind at UC San Diego exclusively for Warren Transfer Students: A dedicated Living Learning Community (LLC) where Warren Transfer students are able to live and learn together in the same community within their home College. Transfer students will get the opportunity to live with one another, take cohort classes, and build a community. Transfer LLC residents will occupy the 3rd through 6th floors of Brown Hall, a 100-bed residential building comprised entirely of apartment-style single rooms with communal lounge spaces. The community will be comprised of 51 Warren Transfer students plus one RA who ideally is also a transfer student.

Please contact the Warren College Residential Life Office with questions: warrenreslife@ucsd.edu.

African Black Diaspora Living-Learning Community (ABDLLC)

Housed at Sixth College at North Torrey Pines Living Learning Neighborhood

UC San Diego recognizes the unique challenges and needs of the African Black Diaspora identities at institutions of higher education. The mission of the ABDLLC is to establish an environment of personal and academic excellence through the affirmation and celebration of Blackness in its various expressions. Led by the principles of Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Kujichagulia (self-determination), and Nia (purpose), the ABDLLC will function as cooperative community with the following shared goals:

  • Cultivating personal development and self-awareness
  • Fostering meaningful interpersonal connections and lifelong relationships
  • Validating the space of the individual, while also enabling diverse collaboration
  • Advocating for the empowerment of Black students across our campus and working to ensure equity, inclusion, and respect
  • Enriching the UCSD community with distinct African and Black culture

The ABDLLC aspires to be a platform that African Black Diaspora students and their allies can use to exhibit their authenticity and agency while engaging with Blackness and its full range of humanities, necessities, and potentials.

Please contact the Sixth College Residential Life Office with questions: 858-822-5268 or sixthrlstaff@ucsd.edu.

Raza Living-Learning Community (RLLC)

Housed at Eleanor Roosevelt College

The Raza Living-Learning Community (RLLC) will provide a space in the Eleanor Roosevelt College neighborhood for new and continuing UCSD students from all six colleges to live and contribute to a vibrant community. New freshmen in the program will be housed in the residence halls and continuing and transfer students in the program will be housed within the International House complex. Residents in this community are committed to developing their understanding of and greater appreciation for the Chican@/x and Latin@/x experience in the United States and the histories and cultures of Latin America. The community’s programmatic objectives of community-building, mentorship, and education are enhanced by opportunities to partner with International House, Raza Resource Centro and the campus student organizations for an exciting calendar of formal and informal collaborations throughout the year.

Please contact the Eleanor Roosevelt College Residential Life Office with questions: 858-534-2261 or ercreslife@ucsd.edu.

Substance Free and Recovery Housing (The Nest LLC)

Housed at Pepper Canyon East

We are excited to offer a first-of-its-kind LLC at UC San Diego. The Nest LLC is an undergraduate LLC dedicated to students who choose to live a sober life. Students who live in The Nest LLC are in recovery or are students who are committed to remaining substance-free. The focus of this LLC is to help build community and help our students find their purpose. Students applying to be a part of The Nest who are in recovery should be committed to the principles of recovery, possess strong ethical responsibility, and be dedicated to growing in their recovery and academics. All Tritons in this community whether it's those who are choosing to remain substance-free or those who are in recovery will be able to engage in service-learning activities, alcohol-free activities and community building activities

Please contact the Pepper Canyon East Residence Life Office with questions: at 858-534-9380 or thevillage@ucsd.edu.

Multi-Cultural Living and Learning Community (MCLLC)

Housed in Sixth College at North Torrey Pines Living Learning Neighborhood

This program will provide a space in the new apartments in Sixth College at North Torrey Pines Living Learning Neighborhood for current continuing UC San Diego students from all 6 Colleges to live, gather, learn from one another, and build a strong community. Residents in this community are committed to developing and participating in educational and social opportunities for this multicultural community and others interested in multiculturalism and social justice.

Established in 2010, the Multi-Cultural Living and Learning Community (MCLLC) is meant to support students interested in promoting diversity and social justice at Sixth, UCSD, and in the surrounding community. The MCLLC has provided opportunities for residents to work with Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Services (SPACES) and has collaborated with UCSD’s Cultural Centers to coordinate and promote programs focused on student activism. We hope to see this program grow with your participation and support.

I-House

Housed at Eleanor Roosevelt College

UC San Diego International House is a globally-focused community that fosters international awareness and intercultural understanding. I-House organizes a wide range of student-centered programming, house international and domestic students and international scholars, and provide a spectacular venue where campus affiliates and community members can host events. 

Living in I-House is preceded by a competitive application process, and applications are accepted based on the quality and intent of the applicant’s responses.

All residency in I-House for the 2022–2023 academic year will be based on campuswide on-housing eligibility ONLY. Once you have been notified by the university that you are eligible to live on campus, as part of the contracting process you will be invited to apply to living-learning communities such as International House.

For questions regarding the I-House program, including events and activities, contact ihouseintern@ucsd.edu.

Gender Inclusive Housing

Housing*Dining*Hospitality is inclusive of all members of UC San Diego's community, including our transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming and intersex students.  We want to ensure all genders, gender identities and gender expressions are included in our housing, dining and hospitality effort.  To support all members for our community, students who receive a housing contract will have the option of selecting into Gender Inclusive Housing during the contracting process.  Students who opt in by the stated due date will be assigned to available space within their College Community.  Keep in mind that participating in Gender Inclusive Housing does not guarantee you a single room.  Students who opt into Gender Inclusive Housing understand that gender will be not be a factor in assigning students with bedrooms, suites or apartments.