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Integrated Learning-Living Communities

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an integrated learning-living community? 

ILLCs are based around a common academic theme, like sustainability or the arts. You'll take a course or two with people from your residence hall. (Talk about an easy way to form a late-night study group!) You'll participate in co-curricular events such as special guest lectures, film screenings, field trips, service-learning projects, charity events and barbecues to help you make connections with students with shared interests.

How can I join an integrated learning-living community?  

You will select your ILLC option on Porches after you confirm enrollment. Your academic adviser will select the ILLC course options that are appropriate for you based on your academic major and graduation requirements. Not every student will be invited to participate in an ILLC. For more information about ILLC options available to you, visit the First-Year Options section when it is available in Porches.

Can I join any ILLC?  

No. As part of an ILLC, you'll take a specific class or classes with your floor mates. Your adviser will select your course options to ensure that the class(es) count toward the graduation requirements for your major and are an appropriate fit for you academically. So you may see zero ILLC options — or you may be able to pick between multiple ILLCs.

When do I pick my ILLC?  

You will select your ILLC on Porches when you complete the To-Do List item titled Select Integrated Learning-Living Community. You won’t receive a housing assignment until this step and the housing and meal plan contract have been completed.

What will be expected of me as a student in an integrated learning-living community? 

Be open to the experience and willing to fully enter into the community. Attend events and participate in activities with the understanding that you will learn something new in every situation.

Whom may I contact if I have questions about ILLCs? 

If you have questions about eligibility to participate in a specific ILLC, please contact your academic adviser. For other housing-related questions, please contact


Learning-Living Communities

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469