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Housing for Incoming Undergraduates

Living Learning Communities

UC San Diego is committed to creating more spaces where our diverse population of undergraduate students can connect with each other, with the university and with others within the community. Our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) have been developed to strengthen learning by helping residents to connect academically and socially. The LLCs are each characterized by housing within the same residence location, shared co-curricular experiences, access to resources, and engaging in activities that reinforce common affinities such as aspects of culture.

Incoming students (freshman and transfer) will have an oppportunity to apply for an optional Living Learning Community during the housing contract phase.  


Housed at Muir College

The LGBTQIA+ Program is housed in the Tuolumne Apartments in the Muir residential complex and may also be housed in some Residence Hall spaces at Muir in Tenaya or Tioga.  The LGBTQOA+ Program is open to any student from any College who is eligible for undergraduate housing. This living and learning opportunity is going into its 3rd year and is a dynamic program in which residents participate in a variety of activities and programs. Residents also have the opportunity to be part of an advisory council that provides direction and feedback about the activities and programs that are offered to members of the LLC. Collectively, this is a community and a cohesive program that provides a comfortable living environment for its participates. Members of the LLC are given the opportunity to explore themselves and a variety of LGBT topics.

Please contact the Muir Residential Life Office with questions: 858.534.4200 or muirreslife@ucsd.edu

Housed at Sixth College

This program will provide a space in the Sixth College Apartments for current continuing UC San Diego students from all 6 Colleges to live, gather, learn from one another, and build a strong community. Residents in this community are committed to developing and participating in educational and social opportunities for this multicultural community and others interested in multiculturalism and social justice.

Established in 2010, the Multi-Cultural Living and Learning Community (MCLLC) is meant to support students interested in promoting diversity and social justice at Sixth, UCSD, and in the surrounding community. The MCLLC has provided opportunities for residents to work with Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Services (SPACES) and has collaborated with UCSD’s Cultural Centers to coordinate and promote programs focused on student activism. We hope to see this program grow with your participation and support.

Please contact the Sixth College Residential Life Office with questions: 858-822-5268 or sixthrlstaff@ucsd.edu

Housed at Sixth College

UC San Diego recognizes the unique challenges and needs of the African Black Diaspora identities at institutions of higher education. The mission of the ABDLLC is to establish an environment of personal and academic excellence through the affirmation and celebration of Blackness in its various expressions. Led by the principles of Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Kujichagulia (self-determination), and Nia (purpose), the ABDLLC will function as cooperative community with the following shared goals:

  • Cultivating personal development and self-awareness
  • Fostering meaningful interpersonal connections and lifelong relationships
  • Validating the space of the individual, while also enabling diverse collaboration
  • Advocating for the empowerment of Black students across our campus and working to ensure equity, inclusion, and respect
  • Enriching the UCSD community with distinct African and Black culture

The ABDLLC aspires to be a platform that African Black Diaspora students and their allies can use to exhibit their authenticity and agency while engaging with Blackness and its full range of humanities, necessities, and potentials.

Please contact the Sixth College Residential Life Office with questions: 858-822-5268 or sixthrlstaff@ucsd.edu

Housed at Eleanor Roosevelt College

The Raza Living-Learning Community (RLLC) will provide a space in the Eleanor Roosevelt College neighborhood for new and continuing UCSD students from all six colleges to live and contribute to a vibrant community. New freshmen in the program will be housed in the residence halls and continuing and transfer students in the program will be housed within the International House complex. Residents in this community are committed to developing their understanding of and greater appreciation for the Chican@/x and Latin@/x experience in the United States and the histories and cultures of Latin America. The community’s programmatic objectives of community-building, mentorship, and education are enhanced by opportunities to partner with International House, Raza Resource Centro and the campus student organizations for an exciting calendar of formal and informal collaborations throughout the year.

Please contact the Eleanor Roosevelt College Residential Life Office with questions: 858-534-2261 or ercreslife@ucsd.edu

 

Incoming Transfer students can also apply for one of the Scholars Living Learning Communities housed at The Village during the housing contract phase.  

 

Bio-Sciences Scholars Housing

With Biological sciences being one of the most popular majors at UC San Diego. The inaugural scholar’s floor should focus on the Biology major. Since there are sub-groups of Biology, this floor should be open to the groups that fall within this major. This will allow for the community to bring together students and faculty from a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and experiences. For the specific curriculum, download the Bio-Sciences Scholars pdf.   For specific information, please contact The Village Residential Services Office at 858.534.9380 or thevillage@ucsd.edu.

Computer Science Engineering Scholars Housing

The Engineering and Computer Science Scholar’s floor connects computer science majors and engineering majors to their departments, the Jacobs School of Engineering and their colleagues. By being a part of this community, students will receive specialized attention that will aid them in their studies at UC San Diego. This community seeks to engage students and create an environment with a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and experiences. For the specific curriculum, download the CSE Scholars pdf.  For specific information, please contact The Village Residential Services Office at 858.534.9380 or thevillage@ucsd.edu.

Quiet Scholars Housing

All of our residents are here to go to school. Some of residents desire to be in a quieter environment that effectively meets their needs. If you are interested in such Housing, you will have the option to indicate Quiet Scholars as a preference during the Housing Application process. For specific information, please contact The Village Residential Services Office at 858.534.9380 or thevillage@ucsd.edu.

Transfer Success Scholars Housing

Transitioning to UC San Diego is exciting and prestigious. It can also make incoming transfer students nervous about taking classes, making friends, and becoming part of the campus. The Transfer Success Housing brings together incoming transfer students to live in community, to share in new experiences, and to build pathways of success. For specific information, please contact The Village Residential Services Office at 858.534.9380 or thevillage@ucsd.edu.

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