Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are academic programs that partner with part or an entire residential community. In addition to living amongst students in the same major, college, academic focus or program, we bring events around this program to you in the building. LLCs for 2015-2016 are, as follows.

Arts & Social Justice

The Arts & Social Justice Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a space for visual artists, performance artists, and creative writers to connect, engage, and inspire art in the interest of positive sustainable change. Through the arts, we aim to engage multiple communities and to explore interpersonal and systemic issues of social justice to create spaces that will challenge paradigms and transform the lives of our residents, our campus community, and our world. This community is gender-inclusive.

Austin Entrepreneurship Program

Weatherford Residential College is the home of The Austin Entrepreneurship Program, in conjunction and close collaboration with the College of Business. With 300 beds, Weatherford is home to students of many disciplines, all sharing an interest in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Weatherford Hall is a blend of living and learning environments which will encourage students to create their own enterprise. Renovated and re-opened in September 2004, Weatherford consists of student rooms, student incubator spaces, faculty and program offices, a faculty apartment, two self-contained suites for visiting entrepreneurs, investors and professors, a cyber cafe, an entrepreneurship library, a conference room and two classrooms. The residential entrepreneurial concept includes an extensive informal curriculum including seminars, guest speakers, facilitated interactions and programming.

  • In addition to the room and meal cost for Weatherford Hall, there is also a per term AEP program fee for 2015-2016 to help cover part of the program costs (The amount was $331/term for 2014-2015). By applying to live in Weatherford you are adding value to your personal and professional development and investing in your future. If you are on need based financial aid you may be eligible for a waiver of the fee through the College of Business.
  • Weatherford Hall

Civic Engagement Community

Bloss Hall is a themed on-campus residence hall that is supported by the Center for Civic Engagement and University Housing and Dining Services. The goal of this themed housing experience is to bring together like-minded students into one living community to engage, grow, and learn from one another. The civic engagement theme is evident through various direct and in-direct service projects as well as educational opportunities like documentary showings and open discussions on various social issues. Residents will also have access to a direct, live-in contact from the Center for Civic Engagement to easily become engaged in individual service opportunities as they please.

Health & Well-Being

The Health & Well-Being Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a space for students to connect with other students who are excited about Health and Science, especially the intersection of these fields and particularly with the perspective of improving our communities across Oregon and beyond.  

Honors College Program: A Community of Scholars

West Hall is proud to be the home for University Honors College (UHC) students. At West, Honors students live and learn together, discuss and act on community issues, and have lots of fun. University Honors College faculty are involved with residents through academic and intellectually focused programming and in-hall office hours. Each residential floor has two large rooms that are dedicated study areas. How to apply to live in the Honors College Living/Learning Community

Global Village

The Global Village in the International Living-Learning Center is a community for International and American students who are passionate about cultural exchange and global experiences. Through partnership with INTO OSU and the College of Liberal Arts, the Global Village offers international-domestic roommate pairs, globally-themed hall programs and faculty workshops, and hands-on service learning experiences. 


Working with the College of Engineering, this community in Hawley and Buxton halls provides its residents with a host of exciting opportunities. As part of the engineering community, students have the opportunity to create connections between their in-class and out-of-class experiences. Buxton Hall also offers a program designed for women in engineering.

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Did you mean to search for Special Interest Housing communities? Special Interest Communities are built around common interests but not tied to any specific academic program. For example, these communities include ROTC, Gender Inclusive, Study Intensive and more.