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Living & Learning @ The PEAY

The Department of Housing/Residence Life & Dining Services strives to create residential environments that are conducive to living and learning.  To this end, our Living and Learning Communities have been created to help residents better bridge the gap between academics and campus living.  The faculty/staff who are part of these communities are dedicated to facilitating events that meet the interests and academic demands of the residents.  Research shows that those who participate in Living & Learning Communities have better grades and retention rates as these students are more connected to their fellow residents and the community around them.

Living and Learning Community Learning Outcomes

Experience a purposeful immersion in the theme of the LLC and be exposed to integrative learning

This is accomplished through:

 Build relationships with fellow students in their LLC

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 Build relationship with faculty/staff partners in their LLC

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 Successfully transition to the Austin Peay  community

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Available Living and Learning Communities for 2019-2020:

First Year Experience (FYE) Living and Learning Community:  This LLC is open to all freshman students.  The goal is to assist students in their transition into college with specialized program centered on transitional issues for first year students.  This program will be open to any student who is living in Blount, Harvill or Castle Heights.  It will utilize events and activities offered by other groups and activities.

ENGAGE:  ENGAGE is a living community catered towards incoming freshman and supported by the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement. Our goal is to actively involve and engage students in service-learning projects, both on campus and in the community. Students will complete an application through the Center for Service-Learning and Engagement. 

TRANSFER LLC:  The Transfer Living and Learning Community offers specialized resources and programming specifically designed to assist transfer students in their success as an Austin Peay student. This partnership between the Transfer Center and Housing will help better ensure that residents are given access to all the tools necessary to successfully transition to Austin Peay State University. This LLC is housed in Meacham Apartments.

FINE ARTS LLC: The Fine Arts Living-Learning Community is a coordinated partnership between College of Arts and Letters, Student Success, and Housing and Residential Life. The Fine Arts community provides students with an educational and social community for future professionals in the areas of Music, Art + Design, Theatre and Dance. It is housed in Castle Heights.

To participate in the APSU Fine Arts Living-Learning Community, students must:

COMMUNICATION LLC: The Department of Communication Living-Learning Community is a coordinated partnership between the Department of Communication and APSU’s Housing and Residential Life. The COMM LLC provides students with an educational and social community for future professionals in the areas of journalism, broadcast media, public relations, sports communication and corporate communication. It is housed in Castle Heights.

To participate in the APSU Department of Communication Living & Learning Community, students must: