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Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Programs graphicLiving Learning Programs (LLP) provide you with a unique opportunity to live and learn with students who share your interests and/or majors. All Living Learning Programs are supported by faculty/ staff members who work with the community to plan learning and social activities that support your Boise State experience. Students who live in the LLP have higher GPAs and are more likely to graduate on time compared to students who don’t live in these communities.

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Students can choose from two types of Living Learning Programs (more detailed information below):

  • Residential College – Live with other students (First-Year through Senior) from your academic college or school and a full time professor.  You’ll take classes together right where you live.
  • Living Learning Community – Live with other First-Year students and a full time professor from your academic college or school.  Studying with your classmates is easy because they live in your building.

Residential Colleges

Residential Colleges provide students who share a common major or academic focus the opportunity to live and learn together throughout their entire student experience at Boise State, from Convocation their first year all the way through to Commencement.  In the Residential Colleges students live together with at least one full-time professor from their college and a select group of 60-75 students who take courses together, and support each other as a community. These communities provide excellent opportunities to connect with other students, increase academic success, and reach your goals.  Important things to know about these communities:

  • Communities and Locations
    • Arts and Sciences – Sawtooth Hall
    • Engineering and Innovation – Morrison Hall
    • Honors College – Honors College Hall
  • Residential colleges are open only to students that are members of the college sponsoring the program.
  • Students may continue with their Residential College beyond just the first year.
  • Students pay a $65 participation fee each semester that they are a part of the Residential College to support community activities and programs.
  • First year students in these communities take a 1 credit course together for their first two semesters in the Residential College. This course meets on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:45pm. For more information about Living Learning Communities please contact livinglearning@boisestate.edu.

Arts and Sciences Residential College

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  • Location: Sawtooth Hall
  • Students of all credit levels, First-Year through Senior
  • Open to all majors in the College of Arts and sciences
  • Curriculum: HUM 150

Students from a variety of majors committed to a well-rounded education, participating in activities to explore ideas in the arts, literature, theater, history, and politics. More info on the Arts & Sciences Residential College.

Engineering and Innovation Residential College

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  • Location: Morrison Hall
  • Students of all credit levels, First-Year through Senior
  • Open to all majors in the College of Engineering or the College of Innovation and Design
  • Curriculum: ENGR 150

Students with majors housed in the College of Engineering or the College of Innovation and Design interested in gaining a greater awareness of their field, the connections between disciplines, and an understanding of professional responsibility within a technical field.  Check out THIS ARTICLE on this community. More info on Engineering & Innovation Residential College.

Honors College Residential College

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  • Location: Honors College Hall
  • Students of all credit levels, First-Year through Senior
  • Open to all majors; must be accepted into the Honors College
  • Curriculum: Please visit the Honors College website[/one_half]

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLC) provide 20-30 First-Year students the opportunity to live and learn together with others who share a common major or academic focus.   A full time professor from each college or school also reside in these communities.  Our LLCs are over 10 years old and have consistently demonstrated why they are excellent opportunities to build connections, increase academic success, and help you reach your goals.  Important things to know:

  • Communities and Locations:
    • BroncoFit – Keiser Hall
    • College of Business and Economics – Keiser Hall
    • Health Professions – Keiser Hall
    • Leadership and Engagement – Taylor Hall
    • STEM Education – Taylor Hall
  • Living Learning Communities are open only to first- year students
  • Students engage around a common academic program, major or interest
  • Students pay a $65 participation fee each semester that they are a part of the LLC to support community activities and programs.
  • Living Learning Communities have a specific floor where they live together located in either Keiser or Taylor hall.
  • All Living Learning Community students take a 1 credit course together each semester on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m. (Some communities may have additional course requirements)
  • For more information about Living Learning Communities please contact livinglearning@boisestate.edu

BRONCO FIT LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

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  • Location: Keiser Hall
  • Open only to First-Year students
  • All majors are welcome
  • Curriculum: KIN-ES 150

The Bronco Fit Living Learning Community is a community for students that focuses on a balanced environment between academic and personal wellness. Students will engage in programming geared towards maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health and wellness while acting as a support for one another within the community.  More info about the Bronco Fit LLC.

BUSINESS LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

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  • Location: Keiser Hall
  • Open only to First-Year students
  • All majors in the College of Business and Economics are welcome
  • Curriculum: GENBUS 101 and GENBUS 150

Students majoring in business-related disciplines, interested in enhancing their business skills and networks. COBE students created and manage the Simplot Cafe in the Micron Business and Economics Building on campus. More info on the College of Business and Economics LLC.

HEALTH PROFESSIONS LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

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  • Location: Keiser Hall
  • Open only to First-Year students
  • Open to all majors in the College of Health Sciences and select other pre-professional programs.
  • Curriculum: HLTHST 150

Students majoring in health related disciplines such as Nursing, Health Promotion, and Radiology. Students -participate in service projects and activities to gain a better awareness of the philosophies and opportunities in the field. More info on Health Professionals Community.

LEADERSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

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  • Location: Taylor Hall
  • Open only to First-Year students
  • All majors are welcome
  • Curriculum: SPS 197

The Leadership and Engagement Community is a Living-Learning Community for students in their first year of college that combines coursework with real-world experiences and life choices. LEC is dedicated to leadership and engagement to improve the lives as  of others. More info about the Leadership and Engagement LLC

STEM EDUCATION LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

STEM Education Living and Learning Community

  • Location: Taylor Hall
  • Open to all First-Year students
  • Any student interested in teaching or coaching, particularly in the fields of: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.
  • Curriculum: ED-LLC 150

This community is designed for students with interests in teaching, particularly if they may teach, train, or coach in the topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or Education. Students will work together to learn about the the values and goals of STEM Education, and explore how Boise State supports teaching and learning.  More info on the STEM Education LLC.