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Living Learning Communities


Campus Life Office

2 East South Street

Box 228

Galesburg, IL 61401


Fax: 309-341-7571


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Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are specialized residential programs that bring together students who share common academic interests, career goals, or identities to live together in designated housing areas. LLCs foster a sense of belonging and support, enhancing the overall college experience and contributing to students' personal and academic growth.

At Knox, these communities provide a unique environment where first-year students can seamlessly integrate their academic interests and social experiences. Students will live with their First-Year Preceptorial classmates and engage with their faculty instructor both in and outside the classroom.  

By living with peers who share similar interests and experiences, students have the opportunity to engage in collaborative learning, attend specialized workshops and events, and build lasting relationships with their classmates and faculty mentors. 

Why Choose an LLC at Knox

Students across the country describe their LLC experience as an integral part of their college journey. They not only find a sense of community through their LLC, but they also find a deeper connection to their academics, making a small school like Knox feel like home. 

“I was able to immediately have a tight-knit group of people that I could trust and bond with, inside and outside of the classroom. Whether I had a question about an assignment or about what they were planning to do for fun, my classmates were always there."

-LLC participant Isaac Hughes '21

2024-2025 Living Learning Communities

Knox is offering seven LLCs during the 2024-2025 academic year, organized around likes that include sustainability, democracy, science fiction, monsters, human rights, and more. Read more about this year’s LLCs. 

How to Apply

Incoming students will be able to indicate on their housing preferences form that they are interested in an LLC. We will then send you additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! Any first-year student can apply for an LLC.

  • No. There are no additional fees to live in an LLC.

  • Yes. The best thing to do is ensure your roommate also indicates they are interested in an LLC.

  • No. Currently, LLCs are designed for first-year students only.

  • Yes. The faculty advisor will plan special events for your community.

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