Living-Learning Community

Juniper-Poplar Hall

Living-Learning Communities, known as LLCs, are residential communities with a special emphasis on an academic major or an area of interest. Research shows that students who participate in a Living-Learning Community have higher GPAs, increase their connections with faculty and academic peers, and are more connected to their college experience. In the ZAP LLC, students will meet peers in their major with similar interests, connect with their advisor right in their residence hall, and enjoy experiences designed especially for advertising and marketing students. There's no better way to learn something than to really live it!

The Zimmerman Advertising Program Living-Learning Community is a curriculum requirement for first-year students in the Zimmerman Advertising Program.

The ZAP LLC is perfect for motivated and hard-working individuals who have career aspirations to be future leaders in the advertising industry. By being a part of this community, students will expand their understanding of this exciting career opportunity with the shared experiences of a built-in peer network. The ZAP LLC creates unique opportunities to interact one-on-one with business and mass communications faculty, tour local advertising agencies, media, and marketing firms, interact with working professionals, and prepare for internships.


Located In:

Endeavor Hall in The Village

Open To:

Zimmerman Advertising Program (ZAP) Students

Benefits of the ZAP LLC Program:

  • Live with a cohort of motivated peers with similar interests who will be taking the same courses
  • Participate in exclusive events and activities designed to support and develop necessary business and communications skills for advertising majors
  • Network with local, national, and global leaders in the advertising industry
  • Meet and interact with the deans, directors, and faculty of the Muma College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Receive one-on-one academic advising, tutoring and mentoring in your residence hall
  • Access to a designated academic advisor available to work with ZAP students on their course scheduling right in the resident hall
  • Additional staff and faculty to assist students with professional growth, internship placement, as well as to help students develop a relationship with the Muma College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences

The ZAP LLC will become your welcoming new home away from home!

Students are also required to pay the ZAP fee of $225.00 per semester, which is used to cover the cost of ZAP activities and events.

ZAP Events

Each ZAP cohort will be offered a variety of educational and social events to assist its students in their future career goals as well as immerse them into the USF population.

Below is the list of events that were offered to the Fall 2015 ZAP cohort:


Bulls Business Community & Zimmerman Advertising Program Welcome BBQ

Ropes Course

Ropes Course at USF Riverfront Park

Dinner with Deans

Dinner with the Dean of the Muma College of Business, Moez Limayem and the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Eric Eisenberg

Etiquette Dinner

Etiquette Dinner taught by trainer Kim Goddard

Nielson Tour

Company Tour of Nielson in Oldsmar, FL

Healthy Cooking

Healthy Cooking Demo with the Wellness Living-Learning Community

Finals Breakfast

Finals Breakfast

Zimmerman Tour

ZAP students visit Zimmerman Advertising in Ft. Lauderdale and meet Jordan Zimmerman

Pinning Ceremony

Pinning Ceremony with President Judy Genshaft