Living-Learning Communities

Interested in a faculty-guided community that focuses on experiential learning and supports discovery beyond the classroom? If so, consider our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs). LLCs offer unique experiences through interdisciplinary/interprofessional collaboration, opportunities to work with faculty from across disciplines, direct advising and mentoring, and interactions that promote students’ intellectual development and foster community learning. Please note that LLC application and selection processes are competitive. 

Specialty Communities

The specialty community residence program offers a broad range of floors and houses in which students with similar interests live, study, and socialize. It provides unique living environments to students who enjoy sharing intellectual, cultural, and social affinities. Specialty community houses and floors are communities created and continued by students with the support and involvement of faculty and staff. The exploration of academic disciplines and/or special interests is encouraged. Specialty community residences cover a range of interests from language to the arts. Information about each of the many specialty community residences, including their specific entrance requirements, can be found on the residences page.

To apply:

  1. Determine if you meet the criteria of your preferred specialty community residence as stipulated on the residences page.
  2. Complete the Specialty Community Residence Application/Re-Application form (a link to the form is available at the bottom of this page) for each specialty community residence (house and/or floor) that interests you and whose requirements you meet. Some specialty community residences require additional written work; read the requirements and additional requirements carefully. The original deadline to submit applications was Monday, January 30, 2017, at 9 am.  Applications received after this deadline will not be reviewed until February and decisions will be received before the start of Room Selection in mid-March. You should still submit your application! You will learn via email if your application has been accepted or declined.  If accepted you, you may select into the specialty during Room Selection. 
  3. You will receive a confirmation e-mail when you submit your application. An e-mail indicating approval or denial of your application will be sent to you by February 13, 2017. Retain a copy of the e-mail for your records.

2017-2018 Academic Year Housing:

Please note: Room change offers and room assignments are made on a space-available basis. Approval for a specialty community residence indicates only that your are eligible to be offered a vacant space (in the case of a student requesting a room change) or assigned to a vacant space (in the case of a student returning from a study abroad or internship program for the Spring semester); it does not guarantee placement in such. Requests for specialty community residences from students with approval will be considered if there is available space.

Apply: http://www.bu.edu/specialty/apply/