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What is a Living Learning Community?

A University of Houston Living Learning Community (LLC) is a group of students living together based on a common interest. Living Learning Communities support high levels of interaction between students who participate in and contribute to an immersive, year-long experience. Only upperclassmen are permitted to reside in an LLC.

Fast Facts

To apply for an LLC, you must have submitted your 2024-2025 Housing Agreement.

Acceptance Timeline

Feb. 23, 2024 Applications Open
March 8, 2024 Priority Application Deadline
April 5, 2024 Acceptance Notifications
June 1, 2024 Application Closes

LLC Location Application
Bauer House  The Quad Visit the MyHousing Portal to apply. 
College of Natural Science & Mathematics Cougar Village II Visit the MyHousing Portal to apply.
Cougar Experience Scholars Cougar Village II Visit the Cougar Experience Fund website to apply.
Cougars in Recovery Bayou Oaks Email John Shiflet at to apply.
Gender Diversity The Quad Visit the MyHousing Portal to apply.
Gender Diversity - First-Year Cougar Village II Visit the MYHousing Portal to apply

Global Hospitality and Leadership Theme Community

Cougar Village I Add yourself to this community in the MyHousing Portal.
Honors College  Cougar Village I Visit the Honors College website to apply.
Impact  The Quad Visit the MyHousing Portal to apply.

Texas Leadership Scholars

Cougar Village II

To learn more, contact Morgan Fodrie (Program Manager, Integrated Enrollment Services) at

Current Communities

  • Bauer House

    The Bauer House community is comprised of students pursuing a degree from C. T. Bauer College of Business. Members will have the opportunity to create connections with students across the diversity of majors through academic and social programming, study nights, and group attendance at events sponsored by the College of Business. Jumpstart your journey in the business field by joining the Bauer House. Visit the MyHousing Portal to apply.

  • College of Natural Science & Mathematics

         Students in the CNSM LLC will enjoy opportunities for shared coursework, career exploration,             hands-on learning experiences, study groups, and social events. Eligibility: students majoring           in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences,                       Mathematics, or Physics.
  • Cougar Experience Scholars

    Student success is the University of Houston’s biggest priority, and the Cougar Experience Scholarship (CES) was created for students who strive to make campus a more vibrant environment. The Cougar Experience Scholar LLC is for all students who have been awarded the Cougar Experience Scholarship, which covers part of the cost of living on campus. The Cougar Experience Scholars LLC promotes campus engagement, lifelong friendships, and academic success. Like every scholarship, the CES will decrease students’ financial stress and allow them to better concentrate on their education and campus activities, but it is also a unique way to encourage them to build an even stronger campus community that benefits all Coogs. This community is housed in Cougar Village II. Only CES recipients are eligible to be a part of this community. Visit the Cougar Experience Scholarship page to learn more.

  • Cougars in Recovery

    The Cougars in  Recovery LLC is for students who choose to live a sober life. Students who reside in the Cougars in Recovery LLC are in recovery and are committed to continuing this lifestyle through college. Community members engage in productive campus groups and activities. Students who live in this community must be actively participating in a 12-step program and committed to participating in the floor community. The Cougars in Recovery LLC is housed in Bayou Oaks. To apply to live in this community, email John Shiflet at

  • Global Hospitality and Leadership Theme Community

        As a result of living together, students in this Theme Community can initiate their own co-                curricular activities and study groups. There is not an application process. Simply assign                    yourself to a space within the designated block of rooms in Cougar Village I North, rooms 201-          231.

  • Gender Diversity

    Gender Diversity welcomes students of all gender identities and expressions who are seeking a safe, inclusive, comfortable, and supportive living environment. Members will be able to explore expanded definitions and roles of gender in society and engage community members in critical dialogues. Additionally, opportunities for identity development, community building, educational programming, and social events will be available throughout the year. Visit the MyHousing Portal to apply.

  • Honors College

    Approximately 30 percent of Honors College freshmen choose to live on campus. By living in the Honors College LLC, students will have the opportunity to be a part of a close-knit community by way of informal gatherings, social activities, and cultural events. Students must be accepted into the Honors College or be a National Merit Scholar, Terry Scholar, or a Tier-One student to reside in Honors College LLCs. After admittance, students self-select to participate in the Honors College LLCs through the Housing Portal. The Honors College LLCs are housed in Cougar Village I and Cougar Place. For more information visit the Honors College website.

  • Impact

    Impact members focus on a variety of social issues throughout the year including topics such as hunger, homelessness, health, wellness, education, sustainability, and they effect they have on Houstonians. As members explore each social issue, they are challenged to learn how to think globally and act locally to have a positive impact on their community. Throughout their exploration of these social issues, Impact members will have the opportunity to participate in service related to the social issues discussed. Visit the MyHousing Portal to apply.

  • Texas Leadership Scholars

    This living-learning community is for students who have been awarded the Texas Leadership Scholarship. Students will live and learn together in an academically and socially supportive community.