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Why Join JSOM LLC Program?

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are groups of students who share academic goals and interests and live together in a designated residence halls. Every year, our faculty, personally welcome new freshmen students who move into rooms reserved for the Jindal School of Management (JSOM) Living Learning Community (LLC).

LLC freshmen students live suite-style in groups of three; each suite has three private bedrooms and a shared living area. JSOM students live together on the same floor, and are all enroll in JSOM specific Professional Development/Communication course, a required freshman course that offers guidance through the early months of college. Our LLC students take part in group activities and typically develop peer relationships more quickly, enjoy increased faculty interaction outside the classroom and maintain higher GPAs.

LLC freshmen students also participate in special events, interact closely with faculty, and take part in community service projects. In the residence hall, freshmen can seek help from their community adviser. In the academic sphere, Dr. Shawn Alborz, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, serves the JSOM LLC by working on getting more recognition for JSOMs undergraduate programs through improved rankings, increased attention to freshman recruiting, and maintaining accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). For more information, visit UT Dallas Living Learning Communities.

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LLC creates a holistic academic environment where learning is not limited to the classroom. Students who are chosen as members of the JSOM LLC reside together as a community within an assigned residence hall. During the fall semester, they will be registered for a special cohort section of the freshman business course taught within their hall.

Living and taking class together as a group has an additional benefit of providing a team-like feeling within the larger university environment. Study groups and peer-tutoring are a common sight during the evenings in the residence hall. We are here to help so please contact us with any academic questions that you may have about JSOM LLC.

For more information about specific courses for LLC participants, you may also contact JSOM advising office or visit UT Dallas LLC main office.

Patricia Lathen JSOM Living Learning Community Advisor

To apply for a spot in the JSOM Living Learning Community, the incoming freshman must select this option on their housing application. The participation in JSOM LLC is limited and filled on a basis of first-come, first-served. Currently, our JSOM cohort is limited to 100 students and normally there is a waiting-list each year. To ensure your place, students must complete their housing application as early as possible.

Please visit UT Dallas Living Learning Communities site for more information about this valuable first-year program. For residential life questions, please contact .


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Frequently Asked Questions

An LLC is a residential cohort program for first-year freshmen who are enrolled in similar academic programs.

Participating in an LLC provides a built-in support network for first-year students. LLC students enjoy an easier transition into college life and tend to make friends quickly with students who share common interests and goals. Other advantages include increased faculty and staff contact outside of the classroom through special events throughout the year.

To apply, you must complete a housing application. The JSOM LLC has limited spaces and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We run a lengthy waitlist each year, so it is recommended to apply early.

You must be an incoming freshman who has been accepted to UT Dallas as a JSOM major. All applicants must live on campus in designated LLC spaces and enroll in the courses required for your community.

Pre-business majors are eligible for the JSOM LLC as long as you have been approved to enroll in JSOM coursework.

First semester LLC students will take BCOM 1300 and BLAW 2301 together as a cohort.

Events can vary from year to year, but typically include a formal dinner with Dean of JSOM, special advising workshops prior to registration periods, professional networking events and more.

Yes, as long as they have also been accepted into the JSOM LLC. Requests for non-JSOM LLC roommates cannot be accommodated in the residence halls.

Acceptance emails will be sent to your UT Dallas email account prior to the first freshman orientation session in June.

Contact livinglearning@utdallas.edu immediately. Requests to opt out are contingent on space available in other residence halls and are only granted during the summer months prior to the fall semester.

Living Learning Programs: livinglearning@utdallas.edu
University Housing Office: housing@utdallas.edu
JSOM LLC Advisor: