Living Learning Communities

A large part of your college experience will take place in the residence halls and, to make the most out of your first year at Northeastern, you will participate in a Living Learning Community (LLC). An experience for the like-minded, LLCs bring students with similar interests, hobbies, and courses together for support and fun throughout their journey as a young Husky. There’s a community for everyone!


The First Year Experience (FYE) program has been developed to help Northeastern University’s first year students transition into this new and exciting chapter of their lives – college life. Residential Life is dedicated to working with Northeastern students to help them build strong community living environments that support personal development and academic success. These environments provide opportunities to learn outside of the classroom through the Living Learning Community program.

The foundation for the FYE program is held by four pillars: Personal Development, Academic Success, Experiential Learning and Community Development. These pillars are the guiding principles of the programs and resources specific to the needs of first year students. The goal is to help students navigate the University, familiarize them in their first year living away from home, and with life in a new environment.

Current First Year students! Join your Living Learning Community's social media page to connect with the rest of the people you will be living with! 

Living Learning Communities

Separately, each word delivers its own distinct meaning and value. Put them together and a Living Learning Community (LLC) is a sum greater than its parts - a vibrant, inviting residential environment that adds immeasurably to your college experience.

Here at Northeastern, our LLCs are welcoming, inspiring homes away from home in which to explore your interests with fellow first-year students. At its most basic, an LLC is a portion of a residence hall where students share a common lifestyle or academic interest. At its utmost, it is a warm, friendly place to share your hopes and dreams - and fulfill them.

Incoming first year students choose from more than a dozen LLCs to begin their residential experience at Northeastern. Already know your passion is designing robotic systems? Pack your bags for the College of Engineering LLC. Prefer to splash your designs on a canvas? Then the Creative Expressions wing may be the place for you.

At Northeastern, there truly is a taste for every palate. Let's take a closer look at these remarkable places to live. LLC Brochure

First Year College Affiliated LLC Options

Bouvé College of Health Sciences
College of Computer & Information Science
College of Engineering
College of Science
Global Visions (D'Amore-McKim School of Business)

First Year Interdisciplinary LLC Options

NU Journeys (Program for Undeclared Students)

First Year Thematic Based LLC Options

Community Service
Creative Expressions
From Novel to Big Screen
Musical Motifs

Global Frontiers

Healthy Living
Living Green

Political Engagement in the Urban Society 


The Residential Life Department knows that the second year of college can be a challenging one, second year students are no longer new to the university and trying to find their way, they are experienced students with a good foundation and understanding of the expectations of college life at Northeastern University. The department and staff of Residential Life are dedicated to helping their second year students continue to navigate the university, provide opportunities for continued academic success and career exploration.

As students move from their first year in college to their second, there are many transitions and expectations that are required of you. You are provided of a lot of support and information on how to succeed and transition into college during your first year living on campus. It is our mission to continue to provide you with resources and support to build the success throughout your second year.

Northeastern University's  Residential Life Department Second Year Experience (SYE) Program will provide students with an enhanced personal vision through academic and co-curricular exploration, supplementing their experience at Northeastern University and beyond. The SYE Program will build on the foundation of the Department of Residential Life's First Year Experience and Living Learning Communities Programs through continued support and meaningful community interaction.

This second year student centered program provides resources and information to help these students navigate their way through the university and continued life as a college student. Every second year resident will be exposed to programs and resources that match the program pillars of Academic Success, Experiential Learning, Career Exploration and Interdependent Living.

Please use the links to the right of this page for more information and important resources to help you support your academic success, experiential learning, career exploration and interdependent living.

Second Year Thematic Interest Community 

The Second Year Thematic Interest Community (STIC) is a program that is designed specifically for second year students refining their skills and interests as second year students as they continue to settle into their career at Northeastern University. Second year students will enjoy a supportive community with fellow residents who hold the same interests and passions within the areas of healthy living and technology. Students will have access to faculty and staff with similar interests to enhance their second year living on campus.

Healthy You

The Healthy You Second Year Thematic Interest Community will provide second year students an environment to learn, grow and be healthy. Students in the Healthy You STIC will be offered opportunities to learn about healthy eating, nutrition and physical fitness. The Healthy You STIC is located in Willis Hall with four person apartments. 

Technology & Design

The Technology & Design Second Year Thematic Interest Community is an environment created for second year students interested in computer science, information and design. Students within this STIC will build an inclusive community that fosters teamwork, creativity and passion for all things technology. The Technology & Design STIC is located in East Village with four person suites.