Residence Life

Lichens Living Learning Community

What is it?

Lichens are a group of symbiotic organisms sometimes made up of members from three different kingdoms. Likewise, the LICHENS living learning community is a mix of Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, and Environmental Studies majors. It is a group of students that all have a genuine love for science and scientific exploration of all kinds.


·       Live with a small community with other science majors

·       Participate in science outreach opportunities

·       Science-themed social activities like trips to local science museums and exploring the science behind some of your favorite meals.


Students must be a Chemistry/Biochemistry, Biology or Environmental Studies/Environmental and Ecological Science major


2017-2018 Location: Colonnades E 3rd floor

New Location for 2018-2019 school year: Elon's newly constructed East Residential Neighborhood.  

How do I apply?

Returning Students: Complete an application during the annual online housing selection process.

Incoming Freshmen: Select YES on the Freshman Online Housing Application and answer the essay question and submit it.

Contact Information

Jen Dabrowski

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

McMichael Science Building 305

2625 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244

(336) 278-6216


Amanda Chunco

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

McMichael Science Building 003D

2625 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244

(336) 278-6275


Jennifer Uno

Associate Professor of Biology

McMichael Science Building 124C

2625 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244

(336) 278-6327