Living Learning Communities


During the 2020-21 academic year, Auburn University will offer one Living Learning Community and three Residential Learning Communities (RLC) options for students living on campus. Residential Learning Communities are available to first-year students in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, the Discover Auburn: Out of State LC, and the Be Well LC. First-year members of the Honors College may live in the Honors College LLC.


There is no additional charge to participate in any LLC. LLC member benefits include:

  • Opportunity to live with other ambitious students and expand future professional networks
  • Interaction with faculty and peers about substantive matters
  • Invitations to community-specific events throughout the year

RLC/LLC Application for 2020-2021 will open January 15th.


Engineered For Success

First-year students in Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering may join a co-ed cohort of students. Engineering is a challenging degree choice and requires students to quickly learn how to manage their work and time, as well as their own learning process to be successful; therefore, the engineering residential learning community focuses on providing students with direct access to an engineering student services, as well as an engineering advisor throughout their first year. Additionally, by participating in this learning community, students are provided with a support system that encourages them to develop good academic habits, helps them learn about engineering as a degree and career choice, and connects them the engineering community at Auburn. The final project in the associated learning strategies courses requires students to describe their own process of becoming a successful engineering student.

All Engineering RLC students take a first year seminar which serves as the anchor course for the RLC experience

Students in the Engineering RLC will live in Tiger Hall in the Village neighborhood

How to join: All RLC students take a first year seminar which serves as the anchor course for the RLC experience and two to three additional courses (usually Core Curriculum courses).


Discover Auburn: Out of State

Are you from out-of-state? Worried about the transition being so far from home? The Discover Auburn: Out-of-State Student Learning Community is designed for students who are looking to discover Auburn while connecting with other students who are also far from home. Students will get to know their new home while learning traditional First Year Seminar topics like time management, study strategies, campus involvement, and career preparation. This Residential Learning Community is designed for students who are at least 6 hours from home. Out-of-State Student Learning Community is designed for students who are looking to discover Auburn while connecting with other students who are also far from home.

Students in the Discover Auburn RLC will live in Teague Hall in the Quad neighborhood

How to join: All RLC students take a first year seminar which serves as the anchor course for the RLC experience and two to three additional courses (usually Core Curriculum courses).


Be Well

The Be Well Learning Community is tied with a first year seminar that focuses on college student health and wellness and is designed for the Auburn University Wellness Residential Learning Community by the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness Services. In this seminar class, students will be introduced to wellness topics as they relate to success in college and beyond. Application of study strategies as they relate to the content area will be practiced. Special attention will be paid to happiness, gratitude, and positive well-being

Students in the Be Well RLC will live in Teague Hall in the Quad neighborhood

How to join: All RLC students take a first year seminar which serves as the anchor course for the RLC experience and two to three additional courses (usually Core Curriculum courses).


Honors College Living Learning Community

Living with other first year Honors College students and helps students develop close friendships with their Honors College peers while being guided and supported by Dr. Thomas through various Honors program requirements.

Honors LLC can live in Broun Hall in the Quad neighborhood or Aubie Hall in the Village neighborhood.

How to join: Students must indicate on the AUH housing application their interest in living in an Honors College Hall. Students who activate their Honors membership by January 15th, 2019 and submit a LLC application by February 25, 2020, will receive priority consideration to live in Honors College LLCs.

Last Updated: December 06, 2019