The Basics

A Living-Learning Village (LLV) is a community of students who live together on campus, with similar academic, personal or lifestyle interests. These students live in the same section of a housing community to create deeper connections. Residents in LLVs have a more in-depth experience related to the major or theme for the LLV.

For housing related LLV questions, please email

Who can live in a Living-Learning Village?

All students who apply to live on campus are eligible to apply to live in an LLV. There are some LLVs that are connected to a specific major or are only available to certain classifications (e.g., First-Year or Upper Class students). We offer a variety of LLVs to choose from and welcome students to apply who:

  • Want to build and participate in a welcoming community
  • Seek to get more out of their on-campus living experience
  • Desire to learn more about themselves and their peers

Why should I apply to live in a Living-Learning Village?

There are many benefits to residing in a Living-Learning Village. Research shows that students who participate in an LLV:

  • Have higher academic success rates
  • Have higher levels of satisfaction with their college experience
  • Are more likely to graduate

At Kennesaw State University, students who live in LLVs:

  • Feel a greater connection to their experience at KSU
  • Build strong relationships with a more intimate community of their peers

How do I apply for a Living-Learning Village?

Students wishing to take advantage of the benefits of a Living-Learning Village should indicate interest when applying for Housing in the Housing Portal. Within the 2023-24 Housing Application, students have the option to indicate their interest in one Living-Learning Village based on their campus and classification. The last day to express interest in participating in a Living Learning Village through the Housing Portal for the 2023-24 academic year is March 1, 2023. After this date, students are welcome to apply for housing, but will not be eligible to participate in an LLV.

For more information about the Housing Application, please visit the First-Year or Upper Class Housing Application pages.

Some LLVs require students to go through an application and screening process in addition to the Housing Application. The approval processes and qualifications for these communities are determined by our campus partners. Students must apply with the department/college and the LLV to be admitted to the LLV. Students who are interested in living in any of these LLVs are highly encouraged to complete their Housing Application and the departmental/college-specific application as early as possible.  

Engineering students participating in the annual Pumpkin Launch



The Engineering Community offers First-Year students enrolled in (or interested in enrolling in) an engineering major a living environment that enhances their connection with the Engineering program at Kennesaw State University, in an engaged social setting. Students who choose the Engineering community have opportunities to connect with faculty and alumnae in the field of engineering, and live in close proximity to peers for forming study groups.

This community requires an Engineering Major and acceptance into the Engineering LLV (via demonstrating interest in the Housing Application) in order to reside in the community.


Honors Application or Honors Experience Questions:
Housing Questions:

Requires approval from the Honors College to reside in the community. Students who indicate interest on their housing application will be forwarded to the Honors College for approval.

When you decide to live in the Honors Living-Learning Village at Kennesaw State, you are choosing to live in a community of dedicated scholars, just like yourself. The Honors community is a collaborative effort between the Honors College and the Department of Housing and Residence Life. By residing in this living-learning environment, students are able to live with others who thrive on an academically rigorous curriculum. While living together, residents are able to share similar experiences and rely on each other for academic and personal support. Both First-Year and Upper Class students are able to live in the Honors community. In the Honors community, our residence halls are truly an extension of the classroom with a dedicated space to study and interact in the building.

This community requires acceptance to the Honors College and the Honors LLV (via demonstrating interest in the Housing Application) in order to reside in the community.

Female student living in the Honors LLV

Strategic Outreach and Diversity Initiatives (SODI) LLV

SODI Program Questions: Visit the SODI website
Housing Questions: 

Students who are members of Achieve Atlanta, Reach Georgia, Coca-Cola Scholars, Thrive, and/or RRPG qualify to be a part of the SODI LLV student experience. As part of the SODI LLV, you will get a more intentional experience with additional programs and special SODI-specific excursions in Georgia and out-of-state. It does not cost anything extra to join the SODI LLV, and this will not change your on-campus living assignment.

To learn. more about SODI, visit their website.