2019-20 Living-Learning Communities

Our Living-Learning Communities

Each Living-Learning Community program is described below. Please note that descriptions of each program are general because they are different every year. The communities are successful because they are driven by the participation of their residents, which creates a dynamic and unique experience each year.

Living-learning communities are located in specific residence halls and floors. Locations for each community are listed in the descriptions below; however, please be aware that locations are subject to change and may be adjusted after the application deadline passes to accommodate demand.

African & African American (AAA)

The African & African American (AAA) living-learning community is an empowering space which connects you with the experiences and stories of the African Diaspora. Living in this community will help you meet lifelong friends and connect you with resources on campus. While living with us, you will have the opportunity to participate in dialogue that is mindful of issues surrounding African culture and explore opportunities to be involved in our community. This community is connected to the Center for African Diaspora Student Success and is for all students who are interested in engaging in aspects of African and African American student life at UC Davis.

Residence Hall Location: Tercero Area - Campbell Hall for 2019-20.

Aggie Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs (ABLE)

The Aggie Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs (ABLE) living-learning community allows you to join a community of future entrepreneurs who are interested in big ideas, innovation and creativity, or putting together teams. This vibrant community is connected to the Graduate School of Management and offers an optional fall seminar and is open to all students who are interested in exploring the field of business and management.

Residence Hall Location: Segundo Area - Miller Hall for 2019-20.

Aggie Explorers

The Aggie Explorers living-learning community provides you direction, guidance, and support in your major exploration journey. If you are curious and interested in exploring academic and career opportunities, this community will provide you the opportunity to learning more about UC Davis majors—we have over 100 to choose from—in order to find the one that best supports your future goals. Priority for this community is given to all students who are admitted "Undeclared" in the College of Letters & Science (L&S), or "Exploratory" in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) however any student who isn't sure what they want their major to be or wants to further explore is encouraged to join.

Residence Hall Location: Tercero Area - Scrub Oak Hall for 2019-20.

Asian Pacific American Community Housing (APACH)

The Asian Pacific American Theme House (APACH) creates a space to immerse yourself in Asian Pacific American history, culture, and community at UC Davis and in the greater Davis area. You will have the opportunity to create lifelong friendships, while partaking in co-curricular programming, dialogue, and activities relevant to the Asian Pacific American Experience. This community is open to all students who are interested in exploring Asian American cultures.

Residence Hall Location: Segundo Area - Alder Hall for 2019-20.

Casa Cuauhtémoc (Chicanx-Latinx House)

Casa Cuauhtémoc is an empowering place for you to feel like you belong through uniting the diverse identities and experiences of Chicanx and Latinx communities. Casa Cuauhtémoc is named after the Aztec ruler who courageously withstood torture from the invading Spaniards and survived. Living in this community will help you find with resources for academic success, a supportive community, and opportunities to get involved on campus. The community is connected to the Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success and is open to students from all cultures who are interested in exploring the Chicanx and Latinx cultures.

Residence Hall Location: Segundo Area - Thompson Hall for 2019-20.

Engineering

The Engineering living-learning community is an excellent program if you are pursuing an Engineering major and if you might be considering engineering in the future. You will in this participate in a range of programs, activities, and events related to the theme of engineering.

Residence Hall Location: Tercero Area - Kearney Hall for 2019-20.

Environmental & Agricultural Sustainability Education

The Environmental & Agricultural Sustainability Education (EASE) living-learning community is perfect for you if you are interested in local, regional, and global issues relating to the environment and agriculture. You will have the opportunity to participate in programs, activities, and events related to the environment, agriculture, and sustainability.

Residence Hall Location: Segundo Area - Malcolm Hall for 2019-20.

Global Engagement Opportunity (GEO)

GEO is a living-learning community where you will engage in cross cultural exchange and collaboratively learn about and address global issues in an equitable and sustainable way. Both national and international students are encouraged to participate and can choose to room together. Residents will have special access to networking opportunities with visiting international scholars, university leaders and dignitaries, as well as experience how the world comes together right in our northern California region. Through friendships with students from across the world and participation in programming your GEO experience will help you become a global citizen-scholar. This community is supported by UC Davis Global Affairs and is open to all students, whether national or international, who are interested in participating in optional academic seminars, peer mentorship, and programming with a global focus.

Residence Hall Location: Segundo Area - Regan Hall, Rienda Building for 2019-20.

Health Sciences Community

The Health Sciences living-learning community enables you to live, study, and socialize with students interested in health-related fields. You have the opportunity to connect with Pre-Health Advising, explore majors and career fields such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, ophthalmology and other aspects of health sciences, and meet and mingle with current professionals, staff and faculty to gain personal insight into this career path.

Residence Hall Location: Tercero Area - Wall Hall for 2019-20.

Leadership in Engineering Advancement, Diversity and Retention (LEADR)*

The Leadership in Engineering Advancement, Diversity and Retention (LEADR) living-learning community is open to you if you have been accepted into the LEADR Program within the College of Engineering, a comprehensive student support program with the goal to recruit, retain and graduate a diverse population of students from the College of Engineering. LEADR primarily supports first-generation and traditionally underserved engineering students through their academic, personal and professional development goals. For more information about LEADR, the eligibility requirements, and application process please visit the College of Engineering LEADR Program website. This community is an invited academic program and is only open to students who have been admitted into LEADR.

Residence Hall Location: Tercero Area - Kearney Hall for 2019-20.

Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian (MENASA)

The MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian) living-learning community brings you together with Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian communities as an acknowledgment of how much these cultures share historically, geographically, spiritually, and culturally. Through participating in this community, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the active history of cultural exchange. The ME/SA community is supported by the ME/SA Director and is open to all students who are interested in exploring, challenging, and understanding your cultural, ethnic, and spiritual identities and engage in productive dialogue with others.

Residence Hall Location: Tercero Area - Potter Hall for 2019-20.

Music, Arts, & Performance (MAP)

The Music, Arts and Performance (MAP) living-learning community unites you with follow aggies who have an interest or skill in the arts, such as music, theater, dance, visual art, design, and techno-cultural studies. You will be able to share your spirit of creativity and collaboration while forming informal musical groups or organizing efforts to showcase your community's unique talents.

Residence Hall Location: Segundo Area - Regan Hall, Sereno Building for 2019-20.

Native American Program

The Native American program gives you the opportunity to participate in co-curricular experiences that raise awareness about the impact of race and racism on individual identities, cross cultural communication, life opportunities, and various forms of social inequalities with an emphasis on Native and Indigenous issues. This community is connected to the Native American Academic Student Success Center and is open from all cultures who are interested in exploring Native cultures and indigenous issues in a culturally appropriate way.

Residence Hall Location: Segundo Area - Regan Hall, Campo Building for 2019-20.

Rainbow Community

Rainbow House is a space for you to connect with members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning community. You will explore identity, learn about issues facing the LGBTIQ community, and find supportive resources on campus. This community is connected to the LGBTQIA Resource Center and is open to all students who are interested in exploration of all sexes, genders, sexualities and their intersections with other social identities.

Residence Hall Location: Segundo Area - Regan Hall, Paloma Building for 2019-20.

Student Organizations, Community, Involvement, and Leadership (SOCIaL)

SOCIaL is for you if you are interested in joining student organizations on campus and growing as a leader. UC Davis has hundreds of registered student organizations and SOCIaL will help you determine which academic, advocacy, arts and entertainment, community service, identity based, fraternity or sorority, health and wellness, international, professional, recreation/sports, or religious/spiritual student organization is right for you. SOCIaL is connected to the Center for Student Involvement and is for students who want get a head start when it comes to making the most out of their involvements outside of the classroom.

Residence Hall Location: Cuarto Area - Yosemite Hall for 2019-20.

University Honors Program (UHP)*

The University Honors Program (UHP) living-learning community is for you if you are a UHP student. UHP is designed to enrich the diverse needs of academically high achieving, high potential and socially conscious students through rigorous interdisciplinary opportunities that foster active and collaborative learning, and engage contemporary and enduring issues. UHP students gain closer contact with faculty and experience dynamic peer interactions through small, interactive classes that fulfill General Education and Major requirements. This enables students residing in this living-learning community to develop friendships and work collaboratively both inside and outside the classroom. A select number of admitted students are invited to participate in the program. For more information, we invite you to visit the University Honors Program website to learn more about the program and living-learning community. This community is an invited academic program and is only open to students who have been admitted into UHP.

Residence Hall Location: Tercero Area - Currant Hall for 2019-20.

We Are First

The "We are First" Living-Learning community (LLC) offers you a space to connect with other first generation college students and to develop a campus family, while learning how to navigate the social and academic opportunities available at UC Davis. Through participating in this community you will be able to explore what is means to be a First Gen Aggie, how to implement success strategies and how to connect with relevant campus resources. This community is supported by the Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services and is open to all EOP, GSP, and first generation students who are the first in their family to attend college.

Residence Hall Location: Tercero Area - Sequoia Hall for 2019-20.

* indicates invited program

Living Preference Communities

Living Preference communities are communities within the residence halls that students can select to live in based on living environment preferences. Living preference communities do not include additional thematic programming, activities or an academic component; however, they do offer all of the same support, activities, and experience as a standard residence hall program. Living Preference Communities include:

  • Quiet Program
  • Single-Gender Communities
  • Substance Free Community

For specific program information, read the Quiet Program Addendum and the Substance Free Addendum.