FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

LLCs Moving Forward

Last Updated: June 22, 2020
For the most up-to-date information on Georgia Tech’s operational plan moving forward, please visit health.gatech.edu/coronavirus.

Will I still have a place to live?

Currently, students will still reside in their residence halls for the Fall 2020 semester. We are following guidance from Housing and Residence Life. For the most up-to-date information on housing, click here.

Will I still pay the LLC fee?

Yes, you will still be responsible for paying the $400/semester LLC fee. This will be used to cover LLC operations, supplies, activities and events, and LLC SWAG.

How will LLC classes work?

LLC classes will be following the same structure as other Georgia Tech classes, adopting a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction, ensuring social distancing guidelines and good hygiene practices are used. We are still working with the registrar’s office to determine what the final schedule of classes will look like, but will update our LLC Course Guide as soon as the information is available.

Will there still be LLC programs?

Yes! LLC programs and events will be adapted to follow social distancing guidelines and good hygiene practices, based on Georgia Tech’s guidelines for Campus Events. This will likely include a mixture of in-person and virtual events, and will vary by LLC.

What about the LLC Fall retreats?

LLC Fall retreats will be adapted to follow social distancing guidelines and good hygiene practices, based on Georgia Tech’s guidelines for Campus Events. This will likely include a mixture of in-person and virtual sessions, and will vary by LLC.

Am I still able to use LLC community spaces like classrooms and lounges in residence halls? 

Yes, community spaces like classrooms and residence hall lounges will remain open, with student health and safety as a top priority. LLCs will be following Georgia Tech’s guidance on space management, which includes higher frequency cleaning. Shared personal appliances like coffee makers and video game consoles may be removed from these lounges to reduce transfer risks.

Can I still use LLC-specific resources, like tutoring or faculty coffee hours?

Yes! These resources will be adapted to match Georgia Tech guidelines for Campus Events. This will likely include a combination of in-person and virtual programs and activities, but will vary for each LLC.

Who can I contact if I need more information? 

For the most up-to-date information on Georgia Tech’s operational plan moving forward, please visit health.gatech.edu/coronavirus.

For more information about housing, visit the Housing website or send an email to information@nullhousing.gatech.edu.

For general questions about LLCs, like operational questions and to request accommodations, please email us at llc@nullgatech.edu.

For questions about specific LLCs like programming and retreats, you can visit each community’s website or email/call their office. 

Explore: explore@nullcos.gatech.edu 404-385-5591

Global Leadershipgloballeadership@nulloie.gatech.edu 404-385-3926

Grand Challengesgrandchallenges@nullgatech.edu 404-385-2183  

Honors Programhonorsprogram@nullgatech.edu 404-385-7532

Impact: jeremy.brown@nullvpid.gatech.edu

iGniTesummer@nullgatech.edu 404-894-5054

I-Houseinfo@nulloie.gatech.edu

WSTcarol.colatrella@nulllmc.gatech.edu 

I don’t plan to live on campus this fall. Can I still participate in an LLC?

LLC students are required to live on campus in their respective LLC residence halls because of the residential nature of the programs. Depending on the specific situation and LLC program, we will work with students to determine if starting in a later semester is a potential option. Please email your LLC staff directly to discuss a potential deferred start to your LLC. Students with accommodations provided through the Office of Disability Services, please email Kari White, Associate Director for LLCs at llc@nullgatech.edu.

Explore: explore@nullcos.gatech.edu 404-385-5591

Global Leadershipgloballeadership@nulloie.gatech.edu 404-385-3926

Grand Challengesgrandchallenges@nullgatech.edu 404-385-2183  

Honors Programhonorsprogram@nullgatech.edu 404-385-7532

Impact: jeremy.brown@nullvpid.gatech.edu

iGniTesummer@nullgatech.edu 404-894-5054

I-Houseinfo@nulloie.gatech.edu

WSTcarol.colatrella@nulllmc.gatech.edu 


(Almost) everything you need to know about participating in an LLC.

How much does it cost to participate in an LLC?

For the 2020-2021 Academic Year: First year students in Explore, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, Honors Program, and Impact pay $400 per semester. I-House and WST students pay $200 per semester. First year students in iGniTe*, pay $200 for the late summer session.

*Summer only program

Where will I live if I accept an invitation to join a community?

Please remember that applying for a Living Learning Community is a completely separate process from the Housing Application process. All students will need to follow the procedures and meet the deadlines for Georgia Tech Housing found on the Housing and Residence Life website

Step 1: Complete Housing Application/Contract and pay deposits by Housing deadline (You will NOT be able to select LLC Residence Halls in the Housing application.)

Step 2: Accept LLC invitation (You can accept your invitation before completing the Housing App, but you will not be placed in LLC residence hall until you complete the contract and pay the deposit for Housing.)

Step 3: Receive Housing Assignment in LLC Residence Hall (LLC staff tell Housing who should live in the LLC Residence Halls.)

Step 4: Select Room and Roommate(s) in LLC Residence Hall (You will be given a specific window of time to do this.)

All Living Learning Community students must live with their community, and only members can live with the LLC. 

Summer 2020 – First Year

iGniTe: Glenn and Towers, East Campus (Late Summer Session)

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 – First Year

Impact: Field, East Campus

Global Leadership: Perry and Matheson, East Campus

Grand Challenges: Howell and Cloudman, East Campus

Explore: Folk and Caldwell, West Campus

Honors Program: Hefner and Armstrong, West Campus

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 – Upper Class

I-House: Hayes and Gray Houses, East Campus

WST: Stein and Goldin Houses, East Campus 

When can I expect to receive my invitation to a community?

Fall 2020 Admission

Explore, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, Honors Program, and Impact send invitations to students on April 6th and April 16th and will continue to send rolling invitations until all LLCs are filled. LLC spaces are first come, first serve. Accepting an LLC invitation does not commit you to Georgia Tech and does not guarantee your place in the LLC.

I-House and WST notify applicants by February 10th. 

Summer 2020 Admission

Students admitted for summer select their preferred track via their admission portal, and students receive rolling admission on a first come, first serve basis. Students admitted for fall can apply to attend iGniTe, too.

How do I apply for an LLC?

Admitted students apply to join our Living Learning Communities using the link in your admission portal. You must select at least your top two preferred Living Learning Communities, but you can apply for all of them if you want! If invited to join more than one community, you must choose only one*. Please remember that Science and Math (College of Sciences) majors are given priority for the Explore LLC.

For more information regarding LLC requirements and commitments, please visit each community’s website. Students are invited to apply to all Living Learning Communities that they have an interest in pursuing.

To apply to the International House and/or Women in Science and Technology, students must apply via the community’s website by the posted deadlines. Only rising 2nd year or beyond students are eligible to apply. 

*Students can participate in the iGniTe Summer Living Learning Community AND any other Living Learning Community.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you need information about housing, i.e. how to apply for campus housing, how to pay for campus housing, the deadline for payments, the size of the room, the cost of the room, etc., you can visit the Housing website or call 404-894-2470. 

If you’d like to speak with a current Georgia Tech student about their experience in an LLC, you can visit the Living Learning Communities Council website, or send an email to llcc@nullgatech.edu.

For information regarding a specific Living Learning Community’s requirements or application process, i.e. required courses, required activities, application deadlines, roommate selection process, etc., you can visit each community’s website or email/call their office. 

Explore: explore@nullcos.gatech.edu 404-385-5591

Global Leadershipgloballeadership@nulloie.gatech.edu 404-385-3926

Grand Challengesgrandchallenges@nullgatech.edu 404-385-2183  

Honors Programhonorsprogram@nullgatech.edu 404-385-7532

Impact: jeremy.brown@nullvpid.gatech.edu

iGniTesummer@nullgatech.edu 404-894-5054

I-Houseinfo@nulloie.gatech.edu

WSTcarol.colatrella@nulllmc.gatech.edu 

For general information regarding Living Learning Communities at Georgia Tech, i.e., how to determine which community is right for you, why Georgia Tech offers LLCs, the value of LLCs for students, etc., email llc@nullgatech.edu

Can I be in an LLC if I am a President’s Scholar?

Yes! There are President’s Scholars in all of our Living Learning Communities. They do not conflict in any way.

Can I participate in Housing and Residence Life’s First-Year Experience Program if I am in an LLC?

Yes! All Living Learning Communities are also part of the First-Year Experience Program offered by Housing and Residence Life. The programming, opportunities, and activities offered in the First-Year Experience Program are complementary to the programming, opportunities, and activities offered by the Living Learning Communities. 

Am I committing to Georgia Tech if I apply for an LLC?

No. You are not committing to Georgia Tech by applying to a Living Learning Community OR by accepting an invitation to a Living Learning Community. We encourage you to apply and accept your invitation early to hold your spot in the LLC should you decide to come to Tech. All we ask is that if you decide not to come to Tech, you let us know as soon as possible and close your GT application. This allows us to offer your spot to another student. 

Can I drop out of an LLC?

It is possible to quit an LLC. If you decide that you do not want to continue with your LLC, you will need to move from the LLC residence hall. Your Housing and Residence Life contract will allow you to stay on campus, but you will not be able to continue to live in the LLC residence hall.