Residence Life and Housing
Living Learning Communities

A Living Learning Community or LLC is a community of students living within a residential floor or residence hall who are connected through an academic major or field of studyThe LLC is directed by a faculty or staff member who organizes educational and social activities for LLC members to bolster student engagement and academic success.  

These live-in communities foster greater interaction among students allowing for them to make friends easier and become more involved in social and learning activities. Research has shown that LLCs have proven beneficial to students who participate by enhancing their overall well-being and improving academic performance through supportive mentoring by staff, resulting in higher retention, graduation rates and GPAs.  

Only first-year students are eligible to apply to live in an LLC. The requirements are specific to the type of LLC students wish to live in. Carroll currently offers three LLC programs that include the Honors, Nursing and Social Justice Leadership communities. 


Honors Program LLC

All incoming first-year students who accept an offer to join the Honors program will live in Charles House, Carroll’s Honors Living and Learning Community (LLC). As a member, you will benefit from living and working closely with other Honors students who share the same desire to cultivate and grow their talents and potential for leadership. As a community, you will engage in two of your Carroll education’s foundational courses (CCS100 and ENG170), share living experiences, study together, mentor each other, and have exclusive access to special events designed specifically for Honors and your LLC. This will transform your residential space at Carroll into an active, supportive, and exciting place to live and learn as a member of a dynamic group of like-minded students!

Learn more about the Honors Program, including frequently asked questions and the curriculum
How to Apply
All first-year students who accept an offer to join the Honors program will be automatically housed in Charles House (unless they receive a residency waiver).
Massimo Rondolino
Director of the Honors Center
Lauren Harrod- Wampfler
Honors Administrative Assistant

Nursing LLC

Incoming freshman who are nursing students may choose to live in the Nursing Living Learning Community. This community is all about caring for the “whole” student – mind, body and spirit – by offering social, service-oriented and professional development activities.  Students will make new friends and reduce stress during Yoga, Pilates and Mediation classes as well as participate in seminars on health topics, such as how to eat heathy at college. 


  • All first-year nursing students – pre nursing and direct entry, are eligible to participate in the Nursing LLC. 
  • Participation in the Nursing LLC is for a full academic year.
  • Students will live in a designated residence hall along with a roomate who is also part of the Nursing LLC.
  • Those students who are unable to live on campus can still participate in the Nursing LLC. 

How to Apply
First-year nursting students who are interested in the Nursing LLC should submit the Nursing LLC Application.   


Dr.Teresa Kaul PhD, APRN-BC
Gladys McKay Richter Endowed Chair
Chairperson Nursing Department/Director BSN program
College of Health Sciences

Susan M. Schneider 
Instructional Faculty Carroll University

Social Justice Leadership LLC

Live with a community of people who share your passions and desire to integrate social justice into everyday practice in a variety of professions.

Students who accept an offer to join the Social Justice Leadership Living Learning Community (SJL LLC), will live in Kilgour Hall on multiple floors. As a member of this community, you will engage with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, INSPIRE Coordinator and the Associate Dean. You will have direct access to the Director of Multicultural Affairs and INSPIRE Coordinator whose office is located on 1st floor of Kilgour as well.  

As a community you will have the opportunity to participate in a social justice programming activities. These activities will vary from  monthly gatherings to guest speakers, workshops and all campus and local community programming. You will notice frequent announcements of opportunities in the building to interact with the staff and students in your hall. Historic and current social justice topics will be prioritized in the planning of activities for you to engage with. We encourage a variety of majors and students still exploring what major interest them to join us! 

Learn more about the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

How to Apply
Interested students should complete the SJL LLC interest form

Amber May (She Her Hers)
Director for Office of Multicultural Affairs 

Lizzy Machado (She Her Hers)
INSPIRE Coordinator 

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