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Living Learning Communities

U N E students participate in first night event activitiesThe University of New England’s First Year Experience Living Learning Communities (LLC) provide an introductory leadership experience within the context of a residential setting.

Offered to incoming first-year students, you will have the opportunity to move to campus one day early to participate in an off-campus retreat to develop a sense of community with other LLC members. LLC students learn through a cohort style of learning by taking one or more linked courses together throughout the year.

In smaller groupings, you will explore a specific theme with the support of both staff and student leaders.

You can expect to:

  • Meet new people who share similar interests and goals
  • Develop relationships with staff and faculty
  • Benefit from one-on-one mentorship
  • Participate in programs and workshops based on a common theme
  • Explore identities as leaders on campus
  • Learn about valuable resources which can assist in the goal of being successful
  • Make a positive contribution to the UNE community

If you participate in the LLC, you will reside with other students in a traditional style residence hall. Each theme will benefit from the involvement of a professional staff mentor, a resident advisor, and a first year expert, and will occupy its own floor within the residence hall.

The LLC Themes for the 2019/20 academic year include (other communities to be added):

LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES 

Rx for Success: Pre-Professional Pharmacy Program Living Learning Community: The Rx for Success: Pre-Professional Pharmacy Program Living Learning Community is an opportunity for pre-professional pharmacy program students to fully explore their chosen career path, develop as leaders in their field and successfully transition to the college environment. Rx for Success (RxS) students will take at least two common courses over the year, connect with mentors from the College of Pharmacy and begin preparing to be an exceptional pharmacist. The RxS LLC is limited to 33–39 participants.

Marine Living Learning Community: The Marine Living Learning Community (MLC) is an opportunity for Marine Sciences, Ocean Studies and Marine Affairs, and Marine Entrepreneurship majors to more fully explore their area of study, develop as leaders and successfully transition to the college environment. Marine LLC students will take at least two common courses over the year, receive additional support and mentoring from a collaborative team of faculty and staff, and a variety of opportunities to engage in experiential learning on the shores of coastal Maine. The MLC is limited to 33–39 participants. Due to increased interest, MLC applicants are due by May 17.

Dental Hygiene & Nursing Living Learning Community: The Dental Hygiene and Nursing Living Learning Community is an opportunity for dental hygiene and nursing first-year students to fully explore their chosen career path, develop as leaders in their field and successfully transition to the college environment. Dental Hygiene and Nursing LLC students will take at least two common courses over the year, receive additional support and mentoring from a collaborative team of faculty and staff, and a variety of opportunities to engage in experiential learning. The Dental Hygiene and Nursing LLC is limited to 33–39 participants.

THEME HOUSING

GO GLOBAL: Global Exploration Community: Individuals participating in Go Global: Global Exploration Community are students of the world. UNE strives to empower students in becoming global citizens. Go Global Community members will explore all the world has to offer through self-reflection activities, programs and cultural experiences, as well as service projects and retreats. The GO Global LLC is limited to 33–39 participants.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Contact Valerie Skubick, coordinator of The First Year Experience

Thinking of applying?

  • Applications can be found online. To access the application please visit the housing website and log in with your Nor’Easter log in. Not sure what your Nor’Easter log in is? Look it up now.
  • MLC applicants are due by May 17 and students will be notified of acceptance into the program via email by the end of May.
  • RxS & GO GLOBAL completed applications are due by June 30 and students will be notified of acceptance into the program via email by the end of July.
  • Questions? Call (207) 602-2687 or email us at fye@une.edu.