What is a Living Learning Community?
Your experience at the University of Southern Maine is about preparing you academically for your future, but it’s also about the people you meet here and the experiences you have with them inside and outside the classroom. At USM, we assign all first-year residential students to a Living Learning Community (LLC), rather than having students select a specific residence hall. Your LLC assignment is based on a 1-credit experiential learning class that you choose with your Academic Advisor during your initial Advising and Course Selection (ACS) meeting. Our LLCs are not connected to specific academic majors; rather, you can choose the one that best fits your schedule or interests. These 1-credit experiential learning courses are a requirement for all first-year residential students and are highly encouraged for our first-semester commuter students looking to fully experience all that our university has to offer.
Information about our different offerings can be found below. Please note that TRIO, Promise Scholars, the Honors Program, and the Russell Scholars Program are all learning communities or programs that continue past your first semester. More information about these communities and programs and the requirements to participate can be found by clicking the links in the descriptions below. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com