Baylor University’s Living-Learning Programs (LLPs) provide opportunities for students with similar educational interests to live together in residence halls offering structured learning environments. Campus Living & Learning sponsors many of these communities with the support of various academic departments and faculty members. In addition to the residential staff (professional Residence Hall Directors, Resident Chaplains, and student Community Leaders), Living-Learning Programs also have Program Directors who facilitate the admission process and oversee each program. There are ten Living-Learning Program options for you to consider:
Research shows students who participate in a Living-Learning Program have higher retention rates, are more engaged with faculty members, and have greater satisfaction with the overall college experience. Living in one of these communities will provide a unique living-learning experience that connects you to the Baylor community, while achieving student success.
All living-learning programs require their own application process. Admission decisions are made by the academic program sponsoring the program. Students applying to an LLP are still asked to complete a Housing Preference Form. Acceptance into an LLP will override any traditional hall preferences you provide, and you will be placed in the appropriate living-learning community.
To apply to live in a specific Living-Learning Program, you will need to have been accepted to Baylor and submitted deposit. Your Bear-ID (Bobby_Baylor) and password provide access to the LLP Joint Application which includes individual applications to our 11 programs. Each LLP application consists of a few questions that help us understand your interest in the program and provides an opportunity for you to confirm your commitment to this Living-Learning Program. Living-Learning Program applications are accepted until all spaces are filled, but each LLP has a limit on the number of residents that can join the community. As such, it is best to submit your LLP application as soon as possible as spaces are limited.
Below is the timeline for each of the LLP application rounds:
Students must have applied before midnight (11:59pm) on or before each of the stated Student Application Deadline dates in order to be considered. If interested in more than one LLP, it is best to apply for them all at once. In doing so, all LLPs will notify students their application status at the same time (LLP Admission Notification date). Students must Accept or Decline each offer received by the Student Confirmation Deadline date, or the offer will be void.
To accept or decline any offer(s) received, go to into the LLP Application system found in GoBaylor under the Housing Application. Log back into the application system using your Bear_ID and password, click on the My Applications tab at the top of the application system, and accept or decline the offer. If you have applied to more than one program, please note that only one offer can be accepted, and once selected, the student’s status in other programs will be designated as “declined.”
Go to the Housing Application tab in GoBaylor. Prior to completing application(s) for LLPs, students will need to complete the Housing Application, sign the Housing Contract, and then the LLP Application link will be made available. This application system requires your Bear_ID and password.Living-Learning Program Scholarships
Baylor scholarships are available for students accepted in to several Living-Learning Centers. Scholarships are primarily based on financial need but may also include factors such as the application date to the Living-Learning Center. To be eligible, students must have completed the FAFSA. Scholarship recipients must live in the Living-Learning Center their first year and in subsequent years either continue to serve in a leadership role in the Living-Learning Center or engage in other meaningful service to the University and surrounding community (these other opportunities are defined by each Living-Learning Center). In order to maintain the scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative 2.50 GPA.
Award Information: The maximum award is $3,000.00 for the academic year ($1,500.00 per semester) for a total of $12,000.00 over the course of 4 years (8 semesters).