Living Learning Program

Global Learning CommunityLLCScholar's WingGlobal Learning Community

Combined BA/MD Program | Scholars Wing | Engineering House | Fine Arts House | Business Floor | Health Sciences
| EcoLiving | Outdoor Activity | Global Focus | Gender Neutral & Allies | Second Year Experience | Graduate Students

Residence Life and Student Housing promotes academic and individual success through collaboration with other university departments. The Living Learning Program provides residents with the opportunity to:

  • live with other individuals with similar interests and/or academic pursuits
  • connect to academic and extracurricular resources through university departments
  • integrate their classroom life with their campus life and vice versa

When selecting your hall preferences on your housing application, you should indicate the Living Learning Community of your choice in the space provided.  Many of the Living Learning Communities require their own separate applications through other programs. Be sure to follow the instructions indicated on those applications and submit them within the time frame outlined.  Because these living spaces are in high demand, please return your housing application as soon as possible. 

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Combined BA/MD Program 

Located in the Redondo Village Apartments, this 8-year Living Learning Community is for students going directly to medical school following their BA . The collegial living environment emphasizes the relationship among academia, campus living, and community. It encourages students to develop a support system with their peers that will last through their 8-year academic journey - and far beyond.

The Combined BA/MD Degree Program recruits graduating New Mexico high school seniors interested in New Mexico healthcare and in practicing medicine in our state.

The special Redondo Village residential unit is for first and second year students in the BA/MD Degree Program. This specialized living community recognizes the positive outcome of a sinuous relationship between academia, campus living, and community.

The Combined BA/MD program requires a separate application, which is due to the BA/MD program by November 15th for the following Fall term. 

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Scholars Wing 

The Scholars Wing offers students in the University Honors Program an opportunity to create a community with a heightened focus on academic success and scholarly achievement. Located on the third floor of Hokona Hall, this co-ed floor is strictly for students who are academic scholarship recipients. Because students benefit from these special programs, all scholars are asked to contribute time, ideas, and expertise to at least one of the Scholar's Wing programs.

To apply for the Scholar's Wing, select Hokona Hall within the housing application. Then select the Special Living Option button and choose Scholars Wing.  Priority is given to Regents', Presidential, and Amigo Scholars, University Honors students, and UNM upper-class students with a minimum 3.5 GPA, respectively. 

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Engineering House

Located in Laguna DeVargas Suites, this community provides residents with the opportunity to live and collaborate with other students interested in the field of engineering. Residents within this Living Learning Community will have access to large workspaces optimal for study sessions and work groups. Furthermore, residents in this area will be provided resources through the Engineering Department for continued academic development.

To apply for the Engineering House, select LDV within the housing application. Then select the Special Living Option button and choose Engineering.

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Fine Arts House

Located in Laguna DeVargas Suites, this community provides residents with the opportunity to live and collaborate with other students interested in the field of fine arts. Fine Arts includes dance, music, theater, art, art history, cinematic arts, and arts management. Residents within this Living Learning Community will have the opportunity to collaborate on course work, coordinate rehearsals or practice times, and receive additional academic resources through the College of Fine Arts.

To apply for the Fine Arts House, select LDV within the housing application. Then select the Special Living Option button and choose Fine Arts.

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Business Floor

Located in Hokona Hall, this community provides residents with the opportunity to live and collaborate with other students interested in the field of business. Residents will have access to meeting space optimal for study sessions and work groups. In addition, residents will receive additional academic resources through the Anderson School of Management

To apply for the Business Floor, select Hokona within the housing application. Then select the Special Living Option button and choose Business.

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Health Sciences

Located in Alvarado Hall, this community provides residents with the opportunity to live and collaborate with other students interested in the health sciences, including nursing, pharmacy, and medicine. Residents of this Living Learning Community will have access to meeting space optimal for study sessions and work groups. In addition, residents will receive academic resources through the Health Sciences Center.

To apply for the Health Sciences floor, select Alvarado within the housing application. Then select the Special Living Option button and choose Health Sciences.

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EcoLiving

Located in Coronado Hall, this community provides residents with the opportunity to live and collaborate with other students interested in sustainability. Residents of this Living Learning Community will have a strong connection to the EcoReps student organization, including opportunities to participate and lead in eco-friendly initiatives within the residence halls and educating other students on sustainability. In addition, residents will receive resources and support from the Office of Sustainability and the Sustainability Programs and Studies department.

To apply for the EcoLiving floor, select Coronado within the housing application. Then select the Special Living Option button and choose EcoLiving.

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Outdoor Activity

Located in Coronado Hall, this community connects residents with similar interests in outdoor activities, environmental issues, and more. Residents of this Living Learning Community will have opportunities to participate in programs specifically geared towards outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, rock climbing, etc. In addition, residents will receive support and resources through Johnson Center and Recreation Services.

To apply for the Outdoor Activity floor, select Coronado within the housing application. Then select the Special Living Option button and choose Outdoor Activity.

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Global Focus

Located in Santa Clara hall, this community connects residents with similar interests in international studies and foreign languages. Residents of this Living Learning Community will have access to meeting space optimal for study sessions and work groups. Residents will be encouraged to enroll in similar coursework in order to support one another in their academic success. In addition, residents will receive support and resources through the Office of International Programs and Studies and the Foreign Languages & Literatures Department.

To apply for the Global Focus floor, select Santa Clara within the housing application. Then select the Special Living Option button and choose Global Focus.

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Gender Neutral and Allies

Located in the Laguna DeVargas Suites, this area provides a community for individuals seeking gender neutral accommodations and for residents who want to become supportive allies to Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Questioning, and Bisexual individuals. This community will promote a safe environment for residents of all sexual orientations and gender identifications. Residents of this area will have opportunities to participate in programs specifically geared towards issues of gender and sexual orientation. In addition, residents will receive support and resources through the Queer Straight Alliance and LGBTQ Resource Center.

To apply for the Gender Neutral and Allies area, select LDV within the housing application. Then select the Special Living Option button and choose Gender Neutral & Allies.

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Second Year Experience

Located in the SRC Apartments, this building provides a unique community that addresses the needs of upperclassmen, such as major selection, career development and academic success. Residents of this area will be encouraged to collaborate on academic success and to participate in programs across campus that will support their development beyond their first year of college. In addition, residents will receive additional support and resources from the Student Activities Center.

To apply for the Second Year Experience, select SRC within the housing application. Then select the Special Living Option button and choose Second Year Experience.

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Graduate Student Housing

Located in the Redondo Village Apartments, this floor provides a unique community for graduate students, which promotes academic excellence and collaboration. Residents of this community will have the opportunity to participate in programs and activities which support their professional development. Furthermore, this area is designed to be ideal for international graduate students seeking the convenience of nearby amenities, such as Johnson Gym and the Nob Hill shopping area. Residents of this community will receive additional support and resources from the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of International Programs and Studies.

To apply for the Graduate Student Housing, select RVA within the housing application. Then select the Special Living Option button and choose Graduate Students. Assignment to this area will be dependent on verification from the Office of Graduate Studies.

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