First-Year Living Learning Communities

Students admitted to Georgia Tech can apply to Explore, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, the Honors Program, and Impact Living Learning Communities. While each of these communities offers a different focus, they all offer opportunities to further explore an interest through experiential and academic programming while residing with other students who share that interest. All admitted students can apply via their admission portal. Please click below to learn more about each of our first-year living learning communities.

Living Learning Community

Folk and Caldwell Residence Halls

“I am more than a nerd, good at math and science, I am passionate about STEM and the world discoveries can create. I can see myself as a researcher one day. I like to experiment, and I am curious about myself and the world around me.” 

“I will work to become a positive force in healthcare. Maybe, I will go to medical school or do my graduate work in public health. I may even decide that I want to develop medical devices, but the health field is what I want to explore. I will bring my openness, knowledge, passion, and caring nature to this diverse field.” 

Global Leadership
Living Learning Community

Perry and Matheson Residence Halls

“I like being around people from different backgrounds and nationalities, and I think learning about new cultures is interesting and valuable. I definitely want to study, work, or volunteer abroad at some point while I’m in college, and I may join the International Plan or do a globally focused minor. I’m interested in global sustainability and development issues related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, or peace and justice.”

Grand Challenges
Living Learning Community

Howell and Cloudman Residence Halls

“I want to make a difference in the world and think that I can contribute to meaningful change. I like to solve problems and want to learn more about how to tackle complex grand challenges. I want more than a typical “classroom” experience. I want to DO something important and LEARN something important in the process. I like working with others, and I’d like to learn to do that better – to really be part of a group where I can contribute and be challenged to my limits. Improving the human condition is important to me and I want to be a part of a team that works on solving a grand challenge.” 

“I’m interested in a lot of things, including topics outside my major field of study. I like imagining new possibilities—for a start-up, a medical device, a rocket ship, a film script, an application of AI, a musical composition, a lab experiment, a bridge, a solution to a policy problem—and working to make these possibilities real. I love interacting with enthusiastic students and professors inside and outside the classroom. It’s great to live and learn with my fellow Honors Program students from around the world, who are just like me in all these ways and who are different from me in many other ways, with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, majors, and career plans.” 

Living Learning Community

Hefner-Armstrong Residence Halls

“I love hearing new ideas and perspectives, and I am passionate about driving the change that I want to see in the world around me. I strongly believe that I can use my talents and creative problem-solving abilities to make a difference, and I would like for civic leadership and engagement, sustainability, and social good to be a major part of my college experience. In addition, I am interested in exploring the city of Atlanta, being among a diverse, like-minded group of peers from a variety of majors and backgrounds and developing myself while also making an impact on my community. “