HOUSING

Living Learning Community (LLC)

California State University, Northridge offers several living and learning communities (LLCs) from which to choose. In the LLCs, participants are drawn from a specific recognized major, academic program or college on campus. For some LLCs, participants are required to be enrolled in at least one course each year in or related to the specific major or academic program serviced by the LLC. Your roommates and neighbors share similar majors or the same class level. Each community offers its own scheduled events, academic support and social activities. Each LLC features a resident advisor, who is a member of the community, and a steering committee drawing from students, faculty, student housing staff and other campus staff. In this highly collaborative structure, students drive their communities, set priorities, plan activities and identify opportunities to improve academic and personal growth.

Research shows students who participate in LLCs are more academically successful and adjust better to college life. If you are interested in residing in one of the LLCs described in the sections below, you can apply during your housing application.

Engineering and Computer Science LLC

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The Engineering and Computer Science Living Learning Community brings together engineering and computer science majors in a supportive, academically focused living and learning environment. As a member, you can take advantage of innovative programs designed by students and staff around your particular needs. Our special facilities include a fully furnished classroom and tutoring several nights a week.

You will be a living with other engineering and computer science students who relate to your academic studies. Each community comprises of an entire floor, housing approximately 60 students from different majors in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to participate in community service projects that apply to your academic study and social activities designed to let you explore relationships with the people around you.

Activities and opportunities are supported by our outstanding staff and faculty, including a resident advisor who has been specifically selected and trained to provide the resources needed to be successful at CSUN.

This LLC gives you the opportunity to be a member of a group that shares some of your identity and your own desire for academic success while supporting your personal growth.

Requirements for participation

Space is limited and will be allotted to students who are qualified and in order of the receipt date of all application materials.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding the Engineering and Computer Science Living Learning Community, please contact Student Housing at (818) 677-2587 
or the ECS LLC coordinator Michael Jackson at michael.jackson@csun.edu
 or (818) 677-4257.

Cinema Television Arts LLC

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People seeking careers in the entertainment industry need to know how to network. The Cinema Television Arts Living Learning Community brings together students of all CTVA disciplines to live in an environment designed to support an education in the arts.

This is a residential community exclusively for CTVA and pre-CTVA students, giving you the opportunity to participate in exciting and exclusive programs and projects. This LLC features amenities, potential projects, classes and community services designed to enhance an education in CTVA and make it fun.

Advantages for students living in this community include the following:

  • In the pre-CTVA pilot program, students may take classes and receive extra academic support designed to help them select an emphasis in CTVA. Upper class students in the community are encouraged to provide additional information and support to incoming pre-CTVA students.
  • Special events, programs and gatherings for CTVA students.

For more information on the CTVA LLC, visit the Youtube and Facebook websites.

Requirements for participation

  • You must be a current CTVA or pre-CTVA major at the start of the fall semester.

Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding the Cinema and Television Arts LLC, please contact Student Housing at (818) 677-2587 
or the CTVA LLC coordinator Matt Soto at matthew.soto@csun.edu
 or (818) 677-4256.

Freshman Year Experience LLC

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The Freshman Year Experience Living Learning Community strives to bring together first-year students in a supportive and academically focused living environment. The students share living space in a specially designated freshman residence hall and share learning experiences in sections of the class, University 100 Freshman Seminar.

This freshman environment encourages peer connections and collaborations. Students are supported in their transition to college life in a number of ways.The FYE LLC incorporates programs from CSUN's Career Center, Learning Resource Center and enhanced social programming from Student Housing. Participation in the FYE LLC fosters academic success, personal development, leadership opportunities and a commitment to diversity.

Residents of the FYE LLC will do the following:

  • Enroll in a section of University 100.
  • Participate in various activities offered by resident advisor staff on the floor and in the larger community of this LLC.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the academic year, students leaving the FYE LLC will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic familiarity with campus resources and locations
  • Demonstrate problem solving and conflict management skills
  • Establish positive relationships with other students, faculty and other members of the campus community (i.e., make friends, ask questions and ask for help)
  • Make positive choices with regard to time and involvement, both curricular and co-curricular
  • Understand academics as a CSUN student's top priority and how personal wellness impacts student success
  • Understand urban campus culture and participate in the promotion of personal and communal safety
  • Understand how differences affect our world and develop a sense of social and civic responsibility to reduce oppression and work toward social justice

The FYE LLC is located in the Suites at University Park. Each member lives in a community cluster of 32 residents where healthy and lasting relationships are fostered.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding the Freshman Year Experience LLC, please contact Student Housing at (818) 677-2587 or the FYE LLC coordinator Debra Allen at 
debra.allen@csun.edu
 or (818) 677-8173.

Honors LLC

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The Honors Living Learning Community provides an opportunity for students accepted into the General Education Honors program to live together in an academically supportive environment. Programs and activities help residents meet their academic goals at the university by engaging and challenging students in the residence halls.

To be considered for this LLC, you must be accepted by the GE Honors Program. To complete the program's online application, please visit the GE Honors website.

First-time freshmen with at least a high school grade point average of 3.5 are invited to participate in the GE Honors Program. 
Continuing students with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher in work completed at California State University, Northridge are also invited to participate, provided that they receive a recommendation from a faculty member or an EOP Satellite director.

Students transferring from other colleges or universities with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher in college work are also invited to participate. 
Northridge Presidential Scholars are eligible and are encouraged to join the GE Honors Program.

Space is limited and will be allotted to students who are qualified and in order of the receipt date of all application materials.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding the Honors Living Learning Community, please contact Student Housing at (818) 677-2587 
or Honors LLC coordinator Elizabeth Vincent at
 elizabeth.vincent@csun.edu
 or (818) 677-6118.

Lighthouse LLC

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The Lighthouse Living Learning Community is a diverse community in Student Housing with various interests in or connections to the deaf community. The Lighthouse is a place where deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing students live together and promote the use of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will have the opportunity to live with roommates with a variety of signing skill levels.

In the Lighthouse, students can get more involved in the deaf community on and off campus. Previous opportunities for students living in this community have been potlucks, retreats, game nights, deaf awareness weeks, deaf theater productions, deaf sororities or fraternities, competitions and educational experiences, and much more.

Each apartment features the following:

  • Location on a coed floor
  • Emergency and door signal lighting systems
  • Two bedrooms with two students per bedroom
  • A full kitchen and comes with a refrigerator
  • Internet and video phone compatibility. Phones are not provided by Student Housing.
  • In the lobby, access to a communal video relay booth and soda machine

This LLC unites deaf students, hard-of-hearing students, deaf studies majors as well as other student allies of the deaf community in an educational, authentic and interactive experience. Participation in this program fosters academic success, encourages responsibility and independence, and supports cultural understanding and community connection.

Requirements for participation

  • Be deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf studies major or someone who knows ASL
  • Sign up for Student Housing by the designated deadline
  • Attend community standards and floor meetings
  • Be an active participant in the community
  • Once admitted, complete 10 Lighthouse involvement hours each semester once admitted

If you have questions or would like more information regarding the Lighthouse LLC, please contact Student Housing at (818) 677-2587 
or the Lighthouse LLC coordinator Samuel Prater at 
samuel.prater@csun.edu
 or (818) 677-6121.

Music LLC

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The Music Living Learning Community is a collaboration between the Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media, and Communication and Student Housing. This LLC helps music majors become musicians who will succeed academically and professionally. This LLC bring collegiate music majors together in the same residence hall, expanding on the collaborative nature of musicianship and supporting creativity and learning.

The Music LLC's residence hall features soundproof practice room spaces for individual and chamber rehearsals, pianos, keyboards and recording equipment. Our skilled resident advisor staff partners with residents to create a music-driven community. Community activities may include recital and chamber music series, master classes, music industry lecture series or field trips to popular music venues such as the Walt Disney Music Hall or the Hollywood Bowl. CSUN's Los Angeles location enables the residents to experience the city's vibrant music concert and recording industry scene.

Requirements for participation

  • Any student accepted to the Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Communication is eligible to live in this LLC. This applies to the following emphasis areas:
    • Bachelor of Arts: music education, music industry studies, music therapy and breadth studies in music
    • Bachelor of Music: performance (orchestral strings, classical guitar, winds, percussion, keyboard and vocal arts), composition, commercial and media writing and jazz studies
    • Master of Arts: music education
    • Master of Music: composition, conducting (choral or instrumental) or performance (guitar, organ, percussion, piano, strings, winds and voice)

Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Each student must perform an entrance audition to become an accepted music major. This audition is held the semester prior to a student's arrival at CSUN. Only those students with specific concentration such as vocal arts, jazz studies or music industry studies will be accepted into this LLC. Those who do not have a specific concentration will have music as their concentration. You can look up your concentration on the myNorthridge Portal.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding the Music LLC, please contact Student Housing at (818) 677-2587
 or the Music LLC coordinator Roger Chapman-Custer at ccuster@csun.edu
 or (818) 677-4254.

The Health and Wellness Studies LLC

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Are you considering a career in health and wellness? The Health and Wellness Studies Living Learning Community may be a great first step! This LLC brings together students interested in becoming health and wellness professionals in a supportive academically focused living and learning environment. As a member of this community, you can access resources and programs designed by students and staff to support your academic progress and professional goals in the health and wellness fields.

The community comprises of a floor of approximately 50 students, comprising many different health and wellness studies majors, so you can live with other students who share your academic and professional interests. Throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to participate in community service projects that apply to your academic focus and social activities designed to let you explore, network and develop helpful relationships to support your academic progress. This LLC gives you the opportunity to join a group of dedicated students, like you, who are interested in studying a health and wellness field and personal growth.

Activities and opportunities are supported by outstanding staff and faculty mentors, including a resident advisor who has been specially selected and trained to help you access resources used to achieve your academic and professional goals.

Requirements for participation

  • Complete an application and contract for campus housing for the upcoming academic year.
  • Be registered as a student with a health or wellness studies major or be considering majoring in one of the following fields:
    • Biochemistry
    • Clinical laboratory science
    • Dietetics
    • Environmental health
    • Genetic counseling
    • Health administration and health promotion
    • Kinesiology
    • Nursing
    • Nutrition
    • Physical therapy
    • Pre-acupuncture
    • Pre-chiropractic
    • Pre-dentistry
    • Pre-med (science and non-science majors)
    • Pre-optometry
    • Pre-pharmacy
    • Pre-physician assistant
    • Pre-veterinary
    • Psychology
    • Public health education
    • Radiologic services
    • Speech pathology
    • Any other major that would lead to a career in medicine. For a list of majors, visit the Degree Programs page.

Space is limited and will be allotted to students who are qualified and in order of the receipt date of all application materials.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding the Health and Wellness Studies LLC, please contact Student Housing at (818) 677-2587 
or the Health and Wellness Studies LLC coordinator Crystal Murguia at crystal.murguia@csun.edu
 or (818) 677-6119.