Living Learning Programs

The mission of the Living Learning Programs is to support the mission of the university, the Division of Student Affairs, the Department of Housing and Residence Life, and other campus partners. We are committed to developing an environment where students can be academically and socially successful, engage in a variety of developmental activities, and utilize additional support services within our residential communities.

Specific programs include:

Living Learning Communities and Themed Communities 

Living Learning Communities, referred to as LLCs, are specific first year residential communities that are designed to connect students with academic resources for their respective major, college, or department. Specific programs and events are often created for each of these communities that encourage student growth and development outside of the traditional classroom setting. 

Living Learning Communities available for the 2018-2019 Academic Year:

  • Aeronautical Science (AS LLC): Designed to build a strong community between first year Aeronautical Science (AS) students and other faculty and staff in their department. This community provides additional support and learning opportunities in an effort to best enhance Aeronautical Science (AS) LLC students’ experience during their first year at Embry-Riddle.  
  • College of Business (COB LLC): An inclusive residential experience that fosters community, educational support and networking opportunities for students who live and learn side by side. Whether it’s unique social events or building a community with the College of Business (COB) faculty and staff.
  • Honors (Honors LLC): This community is built to reinforce the Honors Program at Embry-Riddle. This community focuses on building a close-knit community of scholars whose intellectual gifts motivate them to continue to excel in and out of the classroom. Additionally, these students form study groups in the halls and travel to the Honors Series events.

Themed Community options are residential communities that are based on a specific themed group or interest.

Themed Communities available for the 2018-2019 Academic Year:

  • All Female: A community of only females that empower the development of leadership through their own personal and professional growth.
  • ROTC: A floor of students from different branches of ROTC that room together giving them the chance to bond and room with students having a similar ROTC schedule.
  • Transfer: A wing of students that have transferred from other colleges and universities to attend Embry-Riddle; they are able to share in resources, similarities, and differences.

How to apply for Living Learning Communities or a Themed Communities at Embry-Riddle:

  • Complete general housing application and pay deposit by the preferred deadline of June 1, 2019 for these communities.
  • LLC selection preference is located in the general housing application.

For questions regarding the general housing application, payment information, etc., please contact our department directly at (386) 323-8000 or you may go directly to the application at

Faculty-In-Residence (FIR)

Select Embry-Riddle faculty members reside within the residential community and work closely with our staff to provide academic support programs through weekly tutoring sessions and academic based programs. These programs may be within the faculty-in-residences’ field of study or topics of special interests (sports, hobbies, etc).

Currently, our Faculty in Residence is Dr. Matt Haffner. Dr. Matt Haffner joined the Embry-Riddle College of Arts and Sciences faculty this year in Physical Sciences. This year he is teaching courses in Astronomy and continues his very active research program, which is centered around a remotely-operated telescope in Chile. As this year’s Faculty-in-Residence, he lives on-campus in a residence hall and holds several tutoring sessions each week in dorm study spaces. He offers students a wide range of help in astronomy, physics, math, and computer programming.

Additional Faculty Programming

Faculty members volunteer to participate in activities outside of the classroom setting such as exam tutoring and other programs focusing on students’ future careers. Our department also offers computer labs and study areas that students can utilize.