Living-Learning Communities


Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are floors or clusters of rooms where students with similar interests and values live together and engage in creative, social, and educational programming related to the topic of their specific community.

LLCs provide students with the opportunity to:

  • Meet like-minded friends
  • Connect with a variety of Queen’s Faculty outside of the classroom
  • Share goals, projects, and challenges
  • Benefit from peer and professionally-led events created with students’ interests and development in mind

Core LLC Experiences
In each of our LLCs, there are four core experiences:

  • Learning Lunches: Shared lunches with faculty or staff members
  • Bi-Weekly Community Meetings: Led by LLC Don where current programs and events are discussed
  • Leadership Skill-Building Workshops: All members of the LLCs come together to improve leadership skills and network
  • LLC Legacy Project: A year-long project that each LLC will pass on to the incoming LLC students

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Living Learning Communities

Interest-Based: for students from any faculty, who share common interests in the topic of the LLC

  • Active Living
  • Bimaadiziwin Ka’nikonhriyo (Indigenous & Allies)
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Leadership

Faculty-Based: for students from the same faculty who wish to share their residence experience with peers

  • Computer Science
  • Nursing
  • Science

Active Living Floor

Active Living is an interest-based LLC which brings together first-year students from all disciplines who love to keep active, get involved with intramural sports, running clubs, weight-lifting, learn about building healthy habits and more. The LLC Don will lead you in coordinating exciting and unique programs based on residents’ interests.

Indigenous & Allies Floor

This floor has an emphasis on intercultural understanding and leadership development, the Bimaadiziwin Ka’nikonhriyo LLC is an interest-based LLC that welcomes both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students who are interested in learning more about Indigenous peoples, traditions and culture as it impacts them as individuals and as community members.

Study Floor

Open to: all residence students of any major who agree to 22 hours of quiet on the floor. Our study floor, featuring 22 hours of quiet each day, is ideal for students looking for a quiet living atmosphere within residence. Residents and their guests both agree to abide by the principles of this floor by maintaining low noise levels. *Note* This is not a Living Learning Community

Leadership Floor

The Leadership LLC is designed to challenge, support, and empower its residents to take initiative and leave a positive impact at Queen’s – and far beyond. This interest-based LLC is open to all majors and faculties. This community is ideal for residents looking for the opportunity to explore different leadership styles through workshops, reflection activities and involvement in other residence leadership activities.

Academic Faculty-Based Floors

Faculty-based LLC floors (Computer Science, Nursing & Science) place students in the same faculty in nearby rooms, while still being part of a bigger floor with students from other programs. Your Don will offer unique educational opportunities relevant to your courses, faculty and career goals.

Eco-Friendly Floor

The Eco-Friendly LLC is designed to bring together first year students who are passionate about environmental sustainability and who are interested in learning more about different strategies and initiatives that can minimize our impact on the earth. This LLC is open to all majors and faculties. The Eco-Friendly community is an opportunity to meet people who share your interests, meet faculty and staff who are actively working on sustainability initiatives on and off-campus and to challenge your own perspectives by getting involved in various workshops, programs and events.