Living Learning Communities


What is a Living Learning Community?

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At UTM, we offer students in residence the opportunity to live in our Living Learning Communities (LLC) to enrich their residence experience. In each LLC, students live with other students who share similar interests & area of study and are enrolled in at least one course together. These students also live alongside an upper year student (LLC Program Facilitator) who will support them during their time in residence and provide opportunities throughout the year to help LLC students make friends and achieve academic success.

In all of our LLCs, we provide experiential opportunities to build on your learning experiences beyond the classroom through collaborative programming with campus services, partnerships with faculty and academic departments, and field trips in the Greater Toronto Area. We are excited this year to introduce the Education LLC to our mix, bringing us to 8 LLCs for you to choose to live in!

When a student lives in an LLC they will accomplish the following:

  • Create an academic network of peers, faculty, and campus support services

  • Identify an appropriate academic pathway based on career aspirations

  • Exhibit a growth-oriented attitude that contributes to academic resiliency

  • Outline UTM’s academic expectations and policies

  • Demonstrate effective individualized learning strategies


Exclusive opportunities only in an LLC:

  • Residence orientation luncheon for LLC students to meet other students in the LLC

  • Live in the same community with other students taking the same course as you and/or program of study

  • Multiple field trips in the Greater Toronto Area with your professor(s) and other students in the LLC

  • Personalized workshops to help you build skills that support your transition into your academic program

  • Mentorship from an upper-year student who has completed the required course in the LLC

  • Multiple opportunities for LLC students to make lifelong friends in your program of interest, including an End-of-the-Year social for all students in an LLC only

  • Co-curricular record (CCR) for your participation in the LLC



In order to remain eligible, students must maintain all residence eligibility requirements, apply to Residence by the deadlines listed below, and be in good academic standing. More information on residence eligibility requirements can be found here. Each LLC has course requirements that students must be enrolled in during the academic year. Click the buttons below to learn more about each Living Learning Community!

  • Deadline for Bio LLC: March 6, 2023
  • Deadline for all other LLCs: June 8, 2023

Indicate your interest in an LLC through your StarRez application and fill out the Supplementary Application. Those who fill out the Supplementary Application will be given preference, as participants are selected based on the quality of their application. Click the buttons below to learn more about each Living Learning Community!

Please note that living-learning communities have a $200 fee in addition to residence fees. This fee goes directly towards funding the exclusive programs and events for students in the LLC only.

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