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Integrated Learning-Living Communities

Find Your Community at UD

Creating a welcoming and inclusive campus has always been the foundation of our Marianist education. At the University of Dayton, many first year students have the option to join an Integrated Learning-Living Community (ILLC) to help form friendships and create a space where they can live, learn and grow together. Our unique ILLCs allow students with a shared major or interest to live in the same residence hall, take classes together and participate in co-curricular activities outside of the classroom.

  • 0.7

    Higher first semester GPAs for ILLC students.

  • 2.6%

    Higher retention for ILLC students.

  • 5

    ILLCs available for first-year students.

ILLC options How to join Interdisciplinary curriculum Commitment to community

The University of Dayton offers seven different ILLC options. Some communities are targeted to students in specific majors, while others are open to students across disciplines.

View our Communities

Confirmed first year students will select an ILLC, if available, when they complete their housing contracts on their Porches To-do List. Read our frequently asked questions to learn more.

Read our ILLC FAQs

The CORE integrated learning-living community — open to students in all majors — helps students deepen their learning experience by exploring some of the great human questions.

Learn more about CORE

A key part of success as a member of the UD community and an ILLC is an understanding of the Catholic and Marianist principles for learning and living in community.

Read more about our community values