. . . providing a place where students live Cal Poly’s “Learn By Doing” mission . . .
Living Learning communities within the LLP area are specialized University Housing programs that provide direct connections with faculty and specific academic units/departments within the Colleges at Cal Poly. University Housing staff work in conjunction with faculty and academic representatives to link the curricular and housing experiences in ways that create opportunities for deeper understanding and integration of classroom material.
The Living Learning Program at Cal Poly is about more than creating a place for students to live and learn together. It’s about enhancing academic success, making faculty connections, exploring new possibilities and finding support. The LLP program highlights Cal Poly’s mission by providing a place where students can truly experience “Learn By Doing.”
This community affords students the opportunity to live with others in their College/major, often sharing the same classes, while participating in activities that center around their academic and social interests.
University Housing and our academic partners are devoted to promoting an atmosphere where learning is integral in all facets of students’ lives. With a residence hall devoted to each undergraduate College at Cal Poly, there’s one that’s created for every Cal Poly Freshman student.
There are six Living Learning Programs, located throughout the residence halls at Cal Poly, each of which focuses on a specific academic College.
All communities in the Living Learning Program are open to first-year students at Cal Poly and offer a variety of special features and programs; such as, study groups, programs led by faculty, resource areas, etc. Learning Communities in the LLP area range in size from 215 to 500 students. Each community has a Coordinator for Student Development (CSD), a professional staff member with a Master’s degree who works closely with the College and an Associate Dean to fully connect the housing experience to the academic components. In addition, each CSD directs the activities of five to ten students who serve as Resident Advisors living on each floor. They help coordinate programs and activities related to the community focus.
Use the links below to learn more about each College affiliated with Cal Poly’s Living Learning Program.
Students who participate as members of these communities are given the opportunity to engage in their College in a focused and personalized way. Some unique benefits are:
“The Living Learning Program provides me with a chance to praise, acknowledge and celebrate my students’ achievements and successes in their living environment.”
Dr. Craig Russell, Music Faculty, College of Liberal Arts