Residence Life

Living Learning Communities at Elon

Living Learning Communities (LLC’s) are groups of students residing in the same residential area, interacting academically and socially with each other and with faculty, and sharing the same academic major, program or interest. The LLC’s at Elon are consistently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Connected thematically, LLC's provide students the opportunity to interact with one another and with faculty members, attend events, speakers, and programs on or off campus, participate in community service experiences, and meet new friends with a shared interest.

LLCs participate in a varity of creative, innovative, academic and community focused activities. Students describe their LLC experience as an intrigal part of their Elon University experience, students not only find a sense of community through their LLC, they find a true sense of home. For more information on current events in our LLCs, please see the Neighborhood Happenings Newsletter.


LLC's participate in the prestigious Annual Residence Life Mural Competition, in which students are provided the opportunity to paint a mural within their hall and community depicting their sense of bELONging at Elon. The winners of the Residence Life Mural Competition are announced at the Elon Homecoming Football game. A substancial cash prize and the prestige of winning are rewards.

In 2015, the theme for murals was the importance of inclusion and diversity. Two of the top three winning murals were designed and painted by LLCs. Read more about the winning mural here and see pictures of the winning murals below.


For 2016-2017, Elon has developed a number of new LLCs for their Elon students, and expanded into upperclass only communities through the development of Student Directed Communities (SDCs), and LLCs in apartment style environments. SDCs are communities completed designed, run and implemented by students. This is your opportunity to develop your leadership, have ownership and self-authorship in your interests, and live with like-minded friends of your choosing! Please click on the following link for more information or to apply for a Student Directed Community TODAY. Also, please see below for updates on new locations and LLC offerings.

Elon's Living Learning Communities

Elon's Student Directed and/or Theme Communities (NEW OPTIONS FOR UPPERCLASSMAN FOR 2016-2017)

  • Better Together: A Multi-faith Community  - Open to 3rd and 4th years, Advisors: Dr. Jan Fuller
  • Elon Innovation House - Open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students, Trollinger House, Advisor: Scott Kelly and Kevin O'Mara
  • Hall for Change - a Community Committed to Social Justice - NEW FOR 2016-2017! Open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students, Colonnades building A, 2nd floor, For more information, please contact student Amy Belfer
  • Holland House- Catholic Newman Center, Advisor: Father Gerry Waterman
  • Service Learning - NEW FOR 2016-2017!Committed to a life of service? Now we have communities for upperclass students too! ONLY for students connected to Kernodle Center: 2nd year students: Danieley Center, 3rd and 4th year students: The Isley House (by The Francis Center) For more information, please contact Evan Small
  • Student Alumni House-Station at Mill Point, Building 141, Advisor: Deidra Smith