What is a Living-Learning Community (LLC) and how is it different from a regular residence floor?

An LLC is a floor or area in residence where students with a common faculty or shared interest live and learn together. In addition to the regular academic, social and recreational programming offered to all SFU Residents, specially designed themed programming is available to LLC students to enhance their experience in Residence and at SFU.

What Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are available at SFU Residence?

Please click on each link below for more information on our four Living-Learning Communities:

Engaged Global Citizenship LLC

Leadership Empowerment and Development LLC

Beedie School of Business LLC

Indigenous Student Cultural House

Are there any Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) available over the Summer Term?

The LLCs are available from September-April.  Currently, we do not offer LLC placements during the Summer Term.

Do I need to have a specific academic major to join a Living-Learning Community (LLC)?

Currently, only one of our communities requires you to be studying with a specific faculty, the Beedie School of Business LLC. The other communities (Leadership Empowerment and Development and Engaged Citizenship) are multi-disciplinary and we encourage students from all areas of study to apply! Please note that to be part of the Indigenous Student Cultural House, you must be an undergraduate Canadian Indigenous (First Nations, M├ętis, Inuit) student.

What is the time commitment for belonging to a Living-Learning Community (LLC)?

We strongly encourage all LLC members to participate in LLC and residence events and activities, as their academic schedule permits. Time commitment can vary but expect a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours for a regular week. The more involved you are, the more you will get out of the experience!

LLCs with additional experiential learning options, like the Leadership through Service Learning community and the Engaged Global Citizenship Community, may require more time investment from time to time depending on the service or intercultural project you decide to participate in.

Where will the Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) be located?

For the Academic Year 2018-2019, the Living-Learning Communities will be located in one of our Traditional Dormitory Buildings with Shared Kitchens.  The Indigenous Student Cultural House will be located in the Townhouse community.

In future years, the LLCs may be located in other buildings depending on the needs of the community.

What is the room change/room selection process for residents living in a Living-Learning Community (LLC)?

As the communities are limited in size and located on specific floors, we are unable to offer room selection.  If you do end up in a room that you are very unhappy with, you can connect with us and we can discuss options and solutions on a case-by-case basis.

Can I have a Meal Plan if I live in a Living-Learning Community (LLC)?

Yes.  While the Meal Plan is not mandatory for LLC students, as they will be living in a Traditional Building with Shared Kitchens, students can choose to purchase an optional Meal Plan.  For more information on Meal Plan options, please see: https://www.sfu.ca/students/residences/current-residents/maintenance-and-services/services/meal_plans.html

What is the fee to live in a Living-Learning Community (LLC)?

There is no additional cost for joining an LLC.  Regular residence fees apply; details can be found here: https://www.sfu.ca/students/residences/rates.html

How do I apply to live in a Living-Learning Community (LLC)?

Anyone who has applied to live in Residence can also apply to live in an LLC. As part of your Fall 2018-Spring 2019 housing application, you must indicate interest in the LLCs and fill out the additional application questions to be considered.  

Where can I find more information about the Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)?

For more information visit: https://www.sfu.ca/students/residences/apply/LLC.html  and feel free to contact the Coordinator, Residence Orientation and Community Development at resllc@sfu.ca if you have any questions.