Specialty and 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) and Specialty Communities. 

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) offer unique experiences through:

  • Interdisciplinary/interprofessional collaboration
  • Opportunities to work with faculty from across disciplines
  • Direct advising and mentoring
  • Interactions that promote students’ intellectual development and foster community learning.

Living-Learning & Specialty Communities are:

  • Floors and houses that share a common interest
  • Communities affiliated with a school or college
  • Communities for cultural and social affinities, and Global House
  • Communities with an RA and advisor who help plan events related to the theme.

For a list of our unique community offerings, please click on the links below:

Students interested in BU Global House can find access to information here.

All students in good standing in Kilachand Honors College are eligible to live in the Kilachand Honors College House. Students with questions about their standing should contact Kilachand Honors College, 91 Bay State Road, Suite 115, Boston, MA 02215; phone: 617-358-5900; email: honors@bu.edu  

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.

To apply:

  1. Determine if you meet the criteria of your preferred specialty community residence on the residences page.
  2. If you are accepted, you NEED TO REAPPLY EACH YEAR. The deadline for applications is February 5, 2024

Click Here to Submit your Specialty and Living Learning Community Application

Please note:

1. Room change offers and room assignments are made on a space-available basis. Approval for a specialty community residence indicates only that you 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.

2. There is no application for Kilachand Honors College Living-Learning Communities. Eligible students will see these residences as an option during room selection if space is available.

3. Some specialty community residences require additional written work; read the requirements and additional requirements carefully. If accepted, you’ll be eligible to select into your community during room selection.