We seek to give students every possible opportunity to succeed and are excited to offer residents further development opportunities through our many diverse Academic Living-Learning Communities (LLC). These programs provide residents with access to educational programs and extracurricular activities exclusive to each LLC. Each community is unique, with specific requirements and living arrangements. Students select certain communities during online room selection, while others require a separate application and acceptance into that program before assignment. Read the following information, and contact LLCs or the HRC main office if you have any questions.

The following Academic LLC options are available during the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Blount Scholars Program

Community Features/Requirements: Faculty-in-Residence and common classes
Eligibility and How to Apply: Students must be accepted to the Blount program. There is a separate application for this community.

The Blount Scholars Program provides students majoring in arts and sciences with a specialized Living-Learning environment. Located in Blount Hall, built specifically for this community, scholars reside within a building containing classrooms, fellow Blount program members, and a Faculty-in-Residence. For more information call Heidi Benstead at 205-348-1706.

Apply to Blount

Capstone Communication LLC

Community Features/Requirements: Common classes, peer mentor, programming and events.

Eligibility and How to Apply: Must be a first-year student and have a declared major in C&IS. There is a separate application for this community.

The Capstone Communication LLC connects students pursuing careers in media and communication. Students form a rich community among peers who share academic interests while participating in a variety of social, academic, and creative activities both on- and off-campus. Housed in John England Jr. Hall, current students from the College of Communication and Information Sciences serve as resident advisors and peer mentors for students throughout the first year. Participation in the program promotes enrollment in two common courses each semester. A limited number of spaces are available, and students will be admitted on a rolling basis until spaces are filled.

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Culverhouse College of Business

Community Features/Requirements: Faculty-in-Residence and common classes
Eligibility and How to Apply: Students in Culverhouse College of Business are eligible

The Culverhouse College of Business living option for men and women, located in Paty Hall, provides a personal, caring, and supportive environment through increased student/faculty interaction. A Culverhouse College of Business faculty member lives in Paty, and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) student serves as the Community Director overseeing the operation of the building. This option exposes residents to a variety of perspectives, knowledge, and information by involving Culverhouse College of Business faculty and staff, and business leaders in programs presented in the residence hall.

Residents benefit from the mentoring, advising, and peer counseling that takes place in the building. Group study areas provide excellent opportunities for collaboration on papers, projects, and business team requirements. Paty is open to freshmen, as well as returning students. *Limited to Culverhouse College of Business majors.

Delta Initiative: Capstone Women in STEM

Community Features/Requirements: Common classes and peer mentors
Eligibility and How to Apply: There is a separate application for this community.

The Delta Initiative: Capstone Women in STEM is a community of freshmen women who have the opportunity to live, learn, and study together. Community members:

  • take a common Women’s Studies Course (WS 200)
  • benefit from study spaces and programs in the residence hall designed with STEM majors in mind
  • have the opportunity to participate in STEM-specific community service

The Delta Initiative provides opportunities for career exploration, plan visits with STEM employers, and builds meaningful connections with faculty and STEM practitioners. Students majoring in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, marine science, mathematics, microbiology, physics, or any of the eight majors in the College of Engineering are eligible. This program is currently housed in Riverside East.

Apply to Delta Initiative

German House

Community Features/Requirements: Common class
Eligibility and How to Apply: There is a separate application for this community.

If you wish to enhance your German skills in a fun and relaxed environment, the German House is the right fit for you! The Hans und Sophie Scholl Haus constitutes a unique Living-Learning program. Students who live in the house agree to speak German as much as possible and UA offers an optional conversation course exclusive to German House residents. The program is supervised by a student director, who is a native speaker and lives in the house with the other residents. Most years, the program consists of about half German or Austrian students and half U.S. students.

Scholl Haus is currently housed in the Bryce Lawn apartments.

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Honors College

Community Features/Requirements: Faculty-in-Residence
Eligibility and How to Apply: Students must be accepted to the Honors College.

Students in the Honors College have the option to live in BlountPatyRidgecrest EastWest or South. These Living-Learning facilities form the center of the University’s tightly knit honors community.

*Affiliation with Honors College is required.

Honors Connections Living-Learning Community

Who: First year students in the Honors College
Where: Ridgecrest West
Program Requirements: Enrollment during fall semester in the one-hour course, UH 100: Honors Connections LLC.
Contact: Emili Alexander, 205-348-6029, ebalexander3@ua.edu

Community Highlights:

The Honors Connections LLC encourages first year students’ transition to UA and the Honors College by fostering engagement with sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Through enrollment in UH 100 and informal interactions in the residence hall, students will cultivate an understanding of the Four Pillars of the Honors College and their own personalities, strengths, and areas of interest. Participation in Honors Connections fulfills the Honors Year One requirement by enrolling in designated UH 100 sections.

If interested, apply using your myBama username and password to log in. A limited number of spaces remain in this community; students will be admitted on a rolling basis until spaces are filled.

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Lucy’s Legacy LLC

Community Features/Requirements: Common class, peer mentor, programming

Eligibility and How to Apply: Must be a first-year woman who intends to live on campus. There is a separate application for this community.

Lucy’s Legacy is for women interested in exploring the historical significance and experiences of women of color at UA. Named in honor of Autherine Lucy, the first African-American student to attend UA, Lucy’s Legacy strives to support the academic and social transition of women to UA. Members of this community are part of a group of first-year women who enroll in a shared academic course, benefit from mentoring and resources, and form a peer group to share in their first-year experience. Additionally, Lucy’s Legacy provides a RA and a group of sophomore-senior level peer mentors to serve and support the women. The community is currently housed in John England Jr. Hall. A limited number of spaces are available and students are admitted on a rolling basis until spaces are filled.

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McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars

Community Features/Requirements: Students will take common courses and live in Blount Hall together

Eligibility and How to Apply: In-state students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, 30-36 ACT, or 1360-1600 SAT.  Out-of-state students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, 32-36 ACT, or 1420-1600 SAT.

The McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars housed in Blount Hall offers a minor in interdisciplinary studies on medicine to a small cohort of aspiring physicians.  McCollough scholars will form a Living-Learning Community investigating big picture questions about the art of medicine.  The program focuses on academic excellence, leadership, community service, and undergraduate research.

Apply to McCollough Institute


Community Features/Requirements: Faculty-in-Residence, required course for fall and spring, and peer mentors
Eligibility and How to Apply: There is a separate application for this community.

The Parker Adams Living-Learning Community (PA) is available to any student registered in the College of Arts and Sciences. During the fall semester, the program focuses on the transition to college life. Topics include an introduction to campus services, study skills, test preparation, and academic advising. During the spring semester, students are introduced to experiential learning opportunities such as education abroad, internships, undergraduate research, and service learning. Social and cultural activities are also scheduled throughout the year. Student peer leaders and a Faculty-in-Residence live in the residence hall to provide guidance and support. PA students take EN 101 and EN 102 together as a group. Program activities and services are offered through one credit compass courses: AS 101 (fall) and AS 102 (spring). PA students form valuable relationships with faculty, staff, and students that continue beyond the freshman year. This program is currently housed in Harris Hall.

PA room assignments will be made during the spring semester following acceptance to the program.

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