Frequently Asked Questions

What is an integrated learning-living community?  ILLCs are based around a common academic theme, like sustainability or the arts. You'll take a course or two with people from your residence hall. (Talk about an easy way to form a late-night study group!)You'll participate in co-curricular events such as special guest lectures, film screenings, field trips, service-learning projects, charity events, and barbecues.

How can I join an integrated learning-living community? Not every student will be invited to participate in an ILLC.  For more information about ILLC options available to you, visit the First-Year Options section when it is available in Porches.

Will I be in an ILLC? Maybe. If you are a certain major, you are pre-selected for some. Or, you may choose to be part of one that fits your interests. Your academic adviser has looked at your academic interests and graduation requirements to find the best fitting ILLC for you.

Can I join any ILLC? No. As part of an ILLC, you'll take a specific class or classes with your floor mates. To ensure that the class(es) count toward the graduation requirements for your major and are an appropriate fit for you academically, your academic adviser has personally selected your ILLC options. So you may see zero ILLC options — or you may be able to pick between multiple ILLCs.

When do I pick my ILLC? As part of course registration, which will be available on Porches in May, you'll get to make your initial course schedule and ILLC selection. These selections will then be reviewed and approved by your academic adviser before they are final. You will see your list of options during course registration. To participate in an ILLC, you simply need to sign up for the class(es) associated with that ILLC.

What will be expected of me as a student in an integrated learning-living community? Be open to the experience and willing to fully enter into the community. Attend events and participate in activities with the understanding that you will learn something new in every situation.

Whom may I contact if I have questions about ILLCs? There are dedicated staff members who would be happy to answer any questions you have about ILLCs.  Simply submit your question online and they'll be in touch soon.


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