Incoming Students’ Learning Community Application Process

If you are interested in participating in a living learning community (LLC), you should indicate your preferences through the online Housing application, which will be available January 30, 2023 and can be accessed through the Syracuse University MySlice page.

Your LLC application must be completed by June 1, 2023. (To gain access the online Housing application, you will need to make your advanced housing payment and activate your NetID.)  If you are interested in more than one living learning community, you may rank order your choices to a maximum of three.

LLC Application Process

    • Step One: Log onto MySlice.
    • Step Two: Select the First Year On-Campus Application link, which is located: MySlice > Student Resources > Housing and Meal Plan > Applications & Forms.
    • Step Three: In the Housing application, indicate “Yes” for your interest in participating in a living learning community.  Then rank your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd preference for the living learning communities you are most interested in participating in.  (See image below)
    • Step Four: Finish the rest of the application and select the Submit button.

Incoming Students' Housing application LLC section

That’s it!  All students who applied for a living learning community will receive official notification of LLC placement status in mid-July through their email.

If you are having problems signing up, visit the Resources section on the Housing Office website.  

Finding a Roommate

Once you have completed your online housing application, you will receive an email invitation to join My College Roomie (MCR), which is a user-friendly website that allows you to connect with other incoming first-year students and possibly select a roommate for the fall.  MCR will automatically include your LLC preferences from your housing application within your MCR profile – this will allow you to find possible roommates with your same LLC interests.

If you choose to pick your own roommate, you need to go back into the housing application and indicate your chosen roommate. Check out the Housing Office website for more information about My College Roomie and selecting a roommate.

Note: Make sure you and your selected roommate rank your three living learning community choices the same.

Additional Information

If you have been invited to participate in the Renée Crown University Honors Program, you are encouraged to enroll in a living learning community. Honors students who do not select one of the other living learning communities will be housed in proximity to other honors students in clusters collectively known as the Honors Living Learning Community.  Honors students living in the Honors Living Learning Community can have a roommate who is not an Honors student.

Because many of our living learning communities include one or more academic courses, you may want to consult an academic advisor in your home college to discuss how the academic component fits with your particular curriculum and the effect of transfer or advanced placement credits prior to making a selection. Your college will be evaluating your transfer and AP credits. These credits may affect your eligibility to enroll in certain learning communities.