Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are an option for students wanting to live on the same floor or residence hall as those who share a common interest, passion, or major. Students can indicate whether they would like to be a part of an LLC on the Millikin Housing Application. The Office of Residence Life reviews the applications, and students are placed in a community based on preference and availability. 

First Year - Nursing

If you are a student majoring in nursing at Millikin, this experience is a great way to network with others in your major. Residents share a common schedule, although not all classes will be the same. Students residing in this tightly-knit community will have specialized faculty interaction, programming, and just the perfect environment for this rigorous major.

Requirements for living in the First Year Nursing LLC: Be a full-time, degree-seeking student, who is a Nursing major at Millikin and is ready to be engaged in this community in every aspect! 

First Year - Business 

Learn how to get things done in your career and on campus so you can focus on finding your personal life of meaning and value. Examples of ways to get involved include being Milli-van certified, planning a campus event, or analyzing Super Bowl ads and meeting young MU grads. Use your experience in this LLC to make your life more productive and meaningful on campus and off.

Requirements for living in the First-Year Business LLC: Be a first-year, full-time, degree-seeking student and be curious about how to prepare or create a future working life.

International Citizens

Ready to see the world through someone else’s eyes? If so, you may be an ideal person to live in the International Citizen LLC. This globally-focused LLC is designed to allow American and international students create a unique community together. This arrangement places two students into each residence hall room: one domestic student and one international student. Beyond the obvious cultural tête-à-tête opportunities, this LLC also features special global awareness, modern languages, and diversity programming and close interaction with the Millikin Center for International Education

Requirements for living in the International Citizen LLC: Submit the Living Learning Community Application for New Students; be a full-time degree seeking student. Applicants should also be aware that they will be living with someone who is different from them and language barriers are a possibility.

Commitment to the Arts

Calling all artists! If you are a student studying in the College of Fine Arts, the Commitment to the Arts LLC is for you. Supported by College of Fine Arts faculty and staff, this LLC encourages creativity, individuality and flexibility in the arts.

Unlike residents of other residence halls or floors, you’ll be encouraged to display your artwork or exercise your talents in a variety of ways (i.e. you can play your instrument on your floor!). Special programming showcases artists in art galleries, graduate programs, theatrical groups, and other venues to connect with the Millikin and Decatur community.

Requirements for living in the Commitment to the Arts LLC: Submit your Housing Application and include your interest in being in an LLC; be a full-time, degree-seeking student; and major or minor in a College of Fine Arts Program or have a serious passion for the arts.

Commitment to the Sciences

We believe that students majoring in the sciences need a place that is really conducive to their academic demands. For this reason, we are partnering with the faculty within the College of Pre-Professional Studies to offer this academic-minded LLC. Faculty will visit the hall to host friendly science competitions, additional study help, and even informal meals and gatherings. We are excited for you to be a part of this great community. 

Requirements for living in the Commitment to the Sciences LLC: Submit the Living Learning Community Application for New Students; be a full-time, degree-seeking student; major in Biology, Chemistry, Botany, and/or one of the Pre-Professional majors.

First Year - Honors

If you are interested in living with other first-year Honors students in an academically-focused environment, this LLC is right up your alley. Residents share common class schedules and have the opportunity to attend seminars and study sessions within the residence hall. Special programming, faculty interaction, and upper-class Honor student mentors will be part of this special experience. The First Year Honors LLC is sure to help you kick into high gear and fulfill your academic goals during your Freshman year at MU!

We can accommodate up to 55 first-year Honors students in this LLC. Don't delay. Apply today! Spaces will be filled in order of quality of the application and the deposit date.

Requirements for living in the First Year Honors LLC: Submit the Living Learning Community Application for New Students; be enrolled in Millikin's Honors Program.

First Year - Big Blue Experience

This community is the ultimate Millikin experience! Participate in a common class held within your residence hall, live with your classmates, and support the spirit of the Big Blue through attendance at musical performances, sporting events, art shows, and other events. This LLC is connected to one of Millikin's thriving student organizations, MilliSTAT, which stands for: "Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow".

Requirements for living in the First Year Big Blue Experience LLC: Be willing to get involved and live out the Big Blue spirit on campus and be a first-year, full-time, degree-seeking student. Submit the Living Learning Community Application for New Students. Students who are enrolled in an honors or enhanced section of First-Year Seminar may not be eligible to participate.

First Year - LV Scholars

First year students accepted into the Long-Vanderburg (LV) Scholars Program will automatically be placed in this active community. The LV Scholars Program recognizes high scholastic achievement among those students who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, leadership, and community service.