The University of Memphis main campus offers eight different communities including Graduate and Student Family Housing for graduate students or students who are married and/or have families. International Students transitioning and starting their collegiate careers are also directly supported by our Department. Further, we have an on-campus residential living at our Lambuth campus. Whether you're interested in a traditional style residence hall or apartment style living, the University of Memphis has accommodations to meet your needs.
Engineering Live and Learn Community
The Engineering LLC (ELLC) is a place where first and second-year students enrolled in the Herff College of Engineering live together in Centennial Hall Dormitory while participating in activities throughout the year. The activities include industry tours, Cookies and Calculus tutoring, and seminars with faculty about degree completion and research. Space is limited so there is a separate application. The deadline to apply for priority consideration in the ELLC is April 1, 2022.
Tiger Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities are specialized programs that combine the conventional residential experience with support from faculty, integrated resources from sponsoring departments, and a 360-degree approach to student learning. Living Learning Community members have frequent interaction with faculty and develop strong relationships with fellow students. Residents have access to many special resources, programs and activities, such as freshman orientation, seminars, tutors, mentoring programs, and smaller classes or reserved space in regular courses. In fact, many residence halls have classroom space located just a few steps from student rooms.
There are numerous benefits of participating in a Living Learning Community that extend to students, parents and the University of Memphis. Research shows that learning community students have higher GPAs, are more involved, and have increased graduation rates. Additionally, participation encourages students to make meaningful connections with their peers, faculty, and university staff, ultimately assisting in their transition to college life.
Living Learning Communities offer a dedicated and distinctive themed living option to students and each community is tailored to a specific academic major or area of study. Residents maintain a genuine sense of community and receive lots of faculty interaction and guidance. All the Living Learning Communities are carefully planned and supported by University Housing staff along with the members of the community. Since all the members share interest in their community's theme, you can expect to build genuine professional relationships and life-long friends.