Living Learning Communities by Major

Honors

Overview

The Judy Genshaft Honors College Living Learning Community (LLC) offers students the opportunity to continue their collaborative learning experiences in a relaxed residential setting. The Judy Genshaft Honors College LLC is more than an "honors dorm," it's a place for students to participate in programs that focus on building community, developing a sense of service, and pursuing academic achievement. LLC residents regularly comment on how the LLC has helped them transition to college life and find a home away from home here at USF. All students admitted into the Judy Genshaft Honors College are eligible to participate in the LLC, but space is limited. Applicants are admitted to the LLC on a rolling basis, between December 1st and June 15th. Admission decisions are for one academic year.

The Judy Genshaft Honors College LLC will provide students the opportunity to return for a second year as members of an exclusive program for LLC returning students called, “What’s Your NXT?” Students interested in this second-year LLC program will need to apply and will receive instructions from Living Learning Community staff and Judy Genshaft Honors LLC Coordinators.

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Located In: Juniper Hall

Open To: All Judy Genshaft Honors College students

Benefits of the Honors LLC Program

  • Living with other highly engaged Honors students in a close-knit community that is diverse and exciting
  • Special programming, such as the annual Juniper Nation, service learning fairs, career preparedness workshops, faculty panels, and Dinner with the Dean
  • Additional access to academic resources such as in-hall advising, faculty in residence, and classroom space
  • Support in achieving both personal and professional goals

To foster student success in the Honors LLC, members are expected to attend at least 3 events per semester throughout the Judy Genshaft Honors College and LLC.

Students are also required to

  • Attend an Honors College Orientation
  • Remain in good academic standing within the Judy Genshaft Honors College
  • Pay the Honors LLC fee of $125.00 per semester, which is used to cover the cost of Honors LLC activities and events

Application Process 

Apply to live in an LLC (Click "Living Learning Communities")

To gain admission to an LLC, you will need to complete an online LLC program application (in addition to the general USF housing application) and be admitted into the LLC program.

When completing an LLC program application that requires longer responses, we recommend typing into a Microsoft Word document that you can save and refer back to if you have any complications. Once you submit an application, a confirmation page should appear. You will also receive a confirmation email in your USF email account. If you do not receive these confirmations, please contact livinglearning@usf.edu, as your application was not received.

LLC Admission Decisions

Once received, your application will be reviewed by the appropriate LLC for a decision on admission. You will be notified via your USF email account regarding your LLC admission status. Each LLC has its own review timeline, but most programs will review applications and begin making application decisions by early March. Admission decisions are for one academic year. Students wishing to return to their LLC for an additional year should contact their program coordinator for specific instructions.

If you are admitted to an LLC, you will automatically be assigned into that community. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, or the LLC has reached capacity, your housing assignment will be based on the preferences in your general housing application.

If at any point you wish to withdraw an application, or for questions regarding the general housing application, meal plans, payment information, etc., please contact housing@usf.edu or 813-974-0001.