Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) engage students with similar academic goals or shared interests in a unique living environment, giving them common ground with others in their community before they even arrive on campus. Residents enjoy exclusive activities, opportunities, and courses that cater to their interests, along with increased interaction with campus faculty. Academic LLCs are geared toward students with a shared academic goal or major who may take a common course together. Shared Interest LLCs are for students with a common interest or activity.


At UA, we take great pride in our faculty, and want our students to love them as much as we do. We developed the Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) program in HRC to allow students to interact with faculty members outside the classroom.

Nathan Parker

  • Community: Blount Scholars Program
  • Academic Position: Senior Fellow, Blount Scholars Program; Instructor, Department of English

Dr. Sara Pirkle

  • Community: Honors College
  • Academic Position: Assistant Director of Creative Writing

Prof. Matt Wisla

  • Community: Honors College
  • Academic Position: Instructor of Advertising and Public Relations