Within the broad array of Learning Community structures, one variation, which incorporates a residential component, is often referred to as living-learning communities.
Each living-learning community at the University of San Francisco has a unique character, history, culture, legacy. The students in the communities over the years have contributed to the development and sustainability of each. Our living-learning communities are defined by three characteristics:
- Students are enrolled in a common set of courses and live in a designated residential setting.
- Dedicated staff and faculty from various campus departments and offices teach and support student learning.
- Connections between living and learning are intentional, interwoven, and sustainable over time.
All of the living-learning communities fulfill at least one core curriculum area and a number of elective units upon successful completion of both semesters. Additionally, each community fulfills the Service-Learning designation.