Living on campus is about community

 

Honors LLC
Honors LLC
Engineering LLC
Engineering LLC
Outdoor Adventure LLC
Outdoor Adventure LLC
Gender Diversity LLC
Gender Diversity LLC
Global House
Global House
Impact House
Impact House

 

What are Living Learning Communities?

Why search for a study group, when you can live with your study group?  LLCs bring together students with similar identities, values or needs. We also have faculty and staff who support your experience within the residence halls. A successful first year of college looks different for every student, and we offer programs to appeal to a diverse set of interests and structure them so students are given opportunities to adjust to UAF academically as well as socially. We also have LLCs for returning students to develop knowledge, passion, leadership.

 

What are the benefits of Living Learning Communities?

Students develop a strong friendship with fellow students while gaining a deeper connection to the university with the support of faculty and staff. Students can expect to participate in fun and educational in-house activities and events with Resident Assistants who are a live-in resource with the same field of study or interest.

 

Who is eligible to participate in Living Learning Communities?

There are both first year and continuing education living learning communities. Depending upon your field of study, year at UAF, or personal interest, there are options to select a variety of areas. There are limited spaces available though, and applicants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, so make sure to reserve your spot early!

 

Brimah Vonjo Jr.: Student Success Coordinator

It is the first year for students to reside in living and learning communities here at UAF.  And things are off to a fantastic start.  Through the collaborative efforts of the campus partners and the residential life staff, students are now benefiting from an environment that helps them to unlock their full potential as individuals and intellectuals. 

Our Residence Life Department is student-centered. As a result our goal is to offer a noteworthy eduction experience for our on-campus students. Our Living Learning Communities also provide students with the opportunity to live with like-minded individuals and form lasting friendships. Each Living Learning Community has a group of dedicated people that are focused on helping students have the best experience that they possibly can. These groups include campus partners, full-time professional staff members, resident assistants for each community, and myself. We offer a wide-range of experiences which are focused on a variety of topics including academic success, financial literacy, leadership, self-care and wellness.

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 Events Calendar

  • Feb4

    Black is...Black ain't

      Hess Rec Center, 6PM

     What does it mean to be Black in America?
  • Feb10

    Saving for Retirement

     Dine49, 5PM

    It's never to early to start thinking about your future.
  • Feb11

    Pool Night

     Campus Pool

     Engineering LLC is hosting a pool night as a fun way to destress.

 

What makes Living Learning Communities unique?

 

About the Honors LLC:

UAF's Honors College and Residence Life collaborate to provide opportunities for students to pursue excellence in their academic and personal development. In addition, Residence Life supports the Honors College efforts to foster critical and independent thinking  and help students become informed, responsible, and active citizens. This LLC is located in Skarland Hall, one of out first-year halls. Residents must be a part of the UAF Honors College to participate in the Honors LLC.


Dr. Alexander Keller Hirsch

Dr. Alexander Keller Hirsch

Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Honors College

Political Science Department

601 B Gruening Building

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Maeve Spiegler

Maeve Spiegler

Resident Director and Student Conduct Administrator

Residence Life Department

Skarland Hall

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Cameron Blood

Cameron Blood

Resident Assistant

Residence Life

Skarland Hall

About the Engineering LLC: 

The Engineering Living Learning Community extends learning from the classroom into the residence hall where students participate in structured programs built around academics, common interests, and shared goals. Programming within the LLC is a partnership between the College of Engineering and Mines (CEM) and Residence Life. The Engineering LLC is located in Skarland Hall and available for first-year students who are enrolled in or interested in enrolling in an engineering-related field of study.


Dr.  William Schnabel

Dr. William Schnabel

Dean

College of Engineering and Mines

Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility, 242

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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Student Adviser

College of Engineering and Mines

Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility, 338

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Joe Alloway

Joe Alloway

Recruitment Coordinator

College of Engineering and Mines

Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility, 266

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Maeve Spiegler

Maeve Spiegler

Resident Director and Student Conduct Administrator

Residence Life

Skarland Hall

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Michael Montuya

Michael Montuya

Resident Assistant

Residence Life

Skarland Hall

 

About the Outdoor Adventures LLC:

The Outdoor Adventures Living Learning Community serves to provide students with an opportunity to explore the great outdoors that is Alaska! With support from Outdoor Adventures, students can expect to have exposure to programs ranging from hiking to ice climbing. Students will also have access to special pricing and trip opportunities. This LLC is located in Skarland Hall, a first-year hall. All interested in exploring personal growth and a personal Spirit of adventure are encouraged to participate!


Mark Oldmixon

Mark Oldmixon

Director

Nanook Recreation

Student Recreation Center

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Frank Olive

Frank Olive

Outdoor Adventures Assistant Coordinator for Education

Nanook Recreation

Student Recreation Center

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Danielle Bessent

Danielle Bessent

Marketing and Trips Manager

Nanook Recreation

Student Recreation Center

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Maeve Spiegler

Maeve Spiegler

Resident Director and Student Conduct Administrator

Residence Life

Skarland Hall

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Meredith McMahon

Meredith McMahon

Resident Assistant

Residence Life

Skarland Hall

 

 

About the Gender Diversity LLC:

The Gender Diversity Living Learning Community is a safe and inclusive community for students. Through collaboration with various UAF campus partners and the Fairbanks community, UAF's LGBTQ+ student population is supported through connection, education and advocacy. THe Gender Diversity LLC is located in Bartlett Hall (6th floor) for returning students and Moore Hall (6th floor) for first-year students.


Ronnie Houchin

Ronnie Houchin

Associate Director of Student Engagement and ASUAF Advisor

Student Affairs

Wood Center 119

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Dr.  Marina Cuzovic-Severn

Dr. Marina Cuzovic-Severn

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Gruening 609B

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Kelly Gitter

Kelly Gitter

Manager

Video Conferencing and Learning Spaces Manager

Charles Bunnell Building 226

Emmett Foster

Emmett Foster

Resident Director and Student Conduct Administrator

Residence Life

Moore Hall

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Tyler Vollmer

Tyler Vollmer

Resident Director and Student Conduct Administrator

Residence Life

Bartlett Hall

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Elissa Koyuk

Elissa Koyuk

Resident Assistant

Residence Life

Moore Hall

 
Jezebell Ramirez

Jezebell Ramirez

Resident Assistant

Residence Life

Bartlett Hall

 

 

About Global House LLC:

Global House has been created to provide students the opportunity to expand their worldview through cultural immersion via an intentional living learning community. In collaboration with the Honors College, International Programs and Residence Life, students enhance their global awareness and perspectives while strengthening their cultural identities through active, peer-led, and collaborative learning experiences. This LLC is in Bartlett Hall and open to non-firs year students.

Donna Anger

Donna Anger

Director of International Programs and Initiatives

International Programs & Initiatives

Eielson 218

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Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson

International Services Coordinator

International Programs & Initiatives

Eielson 215

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Dr. Alexander Keller Hirsch

Dr. Alexander Keller Hirsch

Associate Professor of Political Science

Political Science Department

601 B Gruening Building

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Tyler Vollmer

Tyler Vollmer

Resident Director and Student Conduct Administrator

Residence Life

Bartlett Hall

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David Henry

David Henry

Associate Professor of Japanese

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Gruening 612A

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About Impact House LLC:

The Impact House Living Learning Community, a collaboration with Nanook Diversity and Action Center and Residence Life, provides students the opportunity to develop their civic engagement skills in order to achieve equity in their environment. Students in this community will attend programs and activities which are focused on advancing their knowledge in the area of social justice. Students will also gain access to campus engagement and leadership opportunities. The Impact House LLC is located in Skarland Hall, and open to any first-year student interested in participating in this program.

Ronnie Houchin

Ronnie Houchin

Associate Director of Student Engagement and ASUAF Advisor

Student Affairs

Wood Center 119

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Maeve Spiegler

Maeve Spiegler

Resident Director and Student Conduct Administrator

Residence Life Department

Skarland Hall

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Joe Malbert Narvaez

Joe Malbert Narvaez

Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

Nanook Diversity and Action Center

Wood Center

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