Living Learning Programs

Living Learning Programs at CSUMB are communities where students of similar interests and/or academic studies live together and participate in intentional learning about their chosen program as a collective. Within a community, students are actively engaged in programs like field trips, dialogue groups, faculty dinners, and increased exposure to opportunities on and off campus.

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What are the benefits of living in a living-learning program?

  • Increasing your academic success, a statistically higher GPA, involvement in study groups, a statistically higher probability of graduating on time, an overall higher satisfaction with the CSUMB experience, and the resources to finding internships and jobs in your field of study.
  • Developing relationships with peers who have similar interests and faculty members in your field of study.
  • Participating in community programs geared specifically towards your interests/goals and connect to what you learn in class.

86% of student believe LLPs have helped them connect with resources at CSUMB

76% of students in LLPs had a positive experience being a part of the LLP community

74% of students would recommend living in a LLP over a traditional residence hall

I would highly recommend that you join a living learning program. Almost everyone who lives on your floor you will become friends with. It helps you all become friends when you all have common interests. It's just an overall great experience and I highly recommend it.

Student from Project Higher Ground
What LLP should you be in?

Living Learning Programs

First Year Living Learning Programs

  • Africana Heritage Scholars
    • Celebrate Africana Culture and find your family while you live and learn in this supportive and exciting community
  • Outdoor Adventure
    • Find adventure hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors with fellow first year Otters
  • Project Higher Ground
    • Instantly connect with new friends as you take your First Year Seminar with fellow first year Otters
  • Project Leading Change
    • Innovate campus sustainability through fun programs around Environmental Awareness, Social Justice, and Responsible Business Practices

Second Year Living Learning Programs

  • Africana Heritage Scholars
    • Celebrate Africana Culture and find your family while you live and learn in this supportive and exciting community
  • Project Become More
    • Rock your second year and connect with opportunities to get involved, do research, and reach for your future
  • Project Leading Change
    • Innovate campus sustainability through fun programs around Environmental Awareness, Social Justice, and Responsible Business Practices

Upper Division Living Learning Programs

  • Africana Heritage Scholars
    • Celebrate Africana Culture and find your family while you live and learn in this supportive and exciting community
  • Project Leading Change
    • Innovate campus sustainability through fun programs around Environmental Awareness, Social Justice, and Responsible Business Practices

All Living Learning Programs

  • Africana Heritage Scholars - All Students
    • Celebrate Africana Culture and find your family while you live and learn in this supportive and exciting community
  • Global Perspectives - Upper Division Students
    • Explore the world from the comfort of your Residence Hall
  • Outdoor Adventure - First Year Students
    • Find adventure hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors with fellow first year Otters
  • Project Become More - Second Year Students
    • Rock your second year and connect with opportunities to get involved, do research, and reach for your future
  • Project Deep Roots - All Students
    • Become your best self as you work toward total wellness
  • Project Higher Ground - First Year Students
    • Instantly connect with new friends as you take your First Year Seminar with fellow first year Otters
  • Project Leading Change - All Students
    • Innovate campus sustainability through fun programs around Environmental Awareness, Social Justice, and Responsible Business Practices

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