Living Learning Community — Honors College
What Are Living Learning Communities?
Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are residential housing programs that give you the opportunity to live with other students who share similar majors and interests. These programs are designed to build community through common learning. The focus of the Honors Living Learning Community at UAF is to provide first-year students an environment that supports academic success and enhances the Honors experience as a whole.
Benefits of the Honors Living Learning Community
Participating in Living Learning Communities offers a variety of unique opportunities and benefits, both academically and socially:
- Make strong friendships while gaining a deeper connection to the university.
- Participate in fun and educational in-house activities related to your field of interest.
- Collaborate with Residence Assistants, faculty and other staff outside the classroom.
- Ease your transition into college life by living with peers who share similar interests.
- Enrich your college experience by being part of a supportive living and learning environment.
Research has linked participation in Living Learning Communities to higher academic achievement and improved graduation rates. According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, students who participate in Living Learning Programs during their first year of college also are more committed to civic engagement, have greater academic self-confidence, and are more likely to mentor other students.
How to Get Involved
The Honors Living Learning Community is located in Skarland Hall, one of our first-year residence halls. To participate, you must be an Honors student.
UAF’s Honor’s College offers $50,000 in scholarships each year along with a wide range of research and travel grants. You can also apply for many more scholarship opportunities available through UAF.
Gain real-world experience through hands-on learning. The Honors College at UAF offers opportunities for experiential, field-based learning you won’t find anywhere else on Earth.