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Living Learning Communities 2014-15

What are the Living Learning Communities?

Living Learning Communities at Saint Mary’s University will help you both fit in and stand out as you begin your college career. LLCs are residential groups within the greater Saint Mary’s community, helping students connect and grow during their first year at college. 

Some of the best conversation on campus will take place in the comfort of your own residence hall. Be a part of an instant community of students who are passionate about similar interests, have common goals, and who want to be engaged outside of the classroom. Build an instant and lifelong support network of friends (and professors) while participating in unique experiential learning opportunities. Begin your college career with a unique and in-depth examination of forces and issues alive in our world.

Each LLC is centered around a course that fulfills the first-year Lasallian Core Tradition course requirement. Learn together as you learn from one another. 

Previous Living Learning Community students describe their experience as “family,” “fun,” “comfortable” and “community.”

LLC themes can change from year to year. In 2014-15, we offer four different Living Learning Communities (LLCs) so that students can choose the best fit for themselves:  

Living Learning Communities FAQ

Contact your admission counselor with any questions.

You can also contact the Office of Residence Life at or (507) 457-1409 with any questions or to apply directly.