First-Year Living-Learning Villages

Click here to learn more about Living-Learning Villages at Kennesaw State University and why you should apply to live in a LLV.

Kennesaw Campus

  • Academy for Inclusive Learning LLV logo

    Location: University Village Suites

    Contact: Sarah Wyatt, Academic and Social Adviser, swyatt22@kennesaw.edu  

    Contact for Housing-Specific Questions: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu

    Requires approval from the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth (WellStar College of Health and Human Services) to reside in the community.

    The Academy is a 2-year college experience allowing students with different intellectual or developmental abilities, who do not meet the university requirements for admission, to learn beside degree-seeking students and live in the residence halls at the same time. You can find more about the program here.

  • Advanced Majors Program LLV logo

    Location: University Village Suites 4000 – Terrace Level

    Contact: Dr. Jennifer Louten, Advanced Majors Program Director, jlouten@kennesaw.edu

    Contact for Housing-Specific Questions: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu

    Requires participation in the College of Science and Mathematics Advanced Majors Program to reside in the community. Students who indicate interest on their housing application will be forwarded to the director for approval.

    Do you excel in science or math? The Advanced Majors Program (AMP) gives motivated science and math students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience within the College of Science and Mathematics. The AMP Living-Learning Village provides 1st-year students with a housing and social environment that connects them with other AMP students and faculty. Participating students live, learn, and study together while taking part in special activities and events that prepare them for their future goals as scientists, doctors, and mathematicians.

  • First Generation LLV logoLocation: University Village Suites 3000 Building – Third Floor

    Contact: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu

    The first-generation community is one of our newest communities, designed to specifically meet the needs of first-year, first-generation students. The program is developed to provide a supportive environment for these students to engage with the campus community and their peers while they learn how to navigate the college experience at Kennesaw State.

  • Honors LLV logo

    Location: Austin Residence Complex 200 (First-Year Students)

    Contact: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu

    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.

  • Leadership LLV logo

    Location: University Village Suites 3000 Building – Fourth Floor

    Contact: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu 

    Want to increase your capacity to build relationships, work with others, and become an impactful leader on and off campus? The Leadership Living-Learning Village is designed as an opportunity for first-year students to become connected with peers while becoming engaged on campus and in the community. Through the collaborative efforts of the Department of Student Leadership and Service and Housing and Residence Life, participants in this community develop their sense of self, understanding of others, and overall ability to positively influence social situations and global issues. Your participation in and commitment to the Leadership Living-Learning Village will culminate in a certificate of completion and service resume that can be used to support applications for subsequent leadership roles throughout campus.

  • Stonewall LLV logo

    Location: Contact community administrator below for location information

    Contact: LGBTQ Resource Center at lgbtq@kennesaw.edu

    Contact for Housing-Specific Questions: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu

    Requires approval from the LGBTQ Resource Center to reside in the community; please contact LGBTQ Resource Center regarding the process to live in the community. Students who indicate interest on their housing application will be forwarded to Jessica for approval.

    The Stonewall community is a gender inclusive housing community specifically geared toward students of all sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and gender expressions who want to live in a community celebrating their various identities and foster understanding, learning, and community.

  • The Outfit LLV logo

    Location: Contact community administrator below for location information

    Contact: Jessica Medovich, Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator, jnm4706@kennesaw.edu

    Contact for Housing-Specific Questions: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu

    Requires approval from the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery to reside in the community; please contact Jessica Medovich regarding the process to live in the community. Students must contact Jessica to apply.

    The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery's, Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), has established The Outfit, as a roommate matching service, for students who are in recovery and wish to join the CRC. To be considered for housing in The Outfit, students must apply, interview and be accepted to the CRC, have been in recovery for at least one year and sign the CRC housing commitment contract. Students applying to be a part of The Outfit should be committed to the principles of recovery, possess strong ethical responsibility and be dedicated to growing in their recovery and academics.

  •  Thrive LLV logo

    Location: University Village 1000 – Fifth Floor

    Contact: Shae Smith, Manager of Thrive Scholars Program, thrive@kennesaw.edu

    Contact for Housing-Specific Questions: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu

    Requires membership in the Thrive Scholars Program (selected HOPE Scholars) to reside in the community. Students who indicate interest on their housing application will be forwarded to the Thrive manager for approval. Please visit diversity.kennesaw.edu/thrive to learn more. 

    Do you want to live with other HOPE scholars who share the same desire to thrive in college? The Thrive Scholars Program gives motivated HOPE scholars the opportunity to enhance their educational experience within a community of like-minded peers. The Thrive Living-Learning Village provides 1st-year students with a housing and social environment that connects them with other Thrive students and faculty. Participating students live, learn, and study together while registering for the same KSU 1101 course, as well as taking part in special activities that help them find purpose and their voice as they prepare for their future.

Marietta Campus

  •  ASCEND LLV logo

    The ASCEND LLV is the on-campus living option for KSU CARE students who were homeless and/or in foster care during their K-12 education. Participants must be Kennesaw State University students who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree. They must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • Verified as an Unaccompanied Homeless Youth status based upon the McKinney-Vento Act provided by their High School Homeless Liaison 
    • Eligible for an Education and Training Voucher (EVT) Program funded by the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Independent Living Program (ILP) of the Georgia Foster Care Unit
    • or Eligibility otherwise determined by CARE Case Manager or Program Coordinator

    Depending on room availability, and if the eligibility requirements below are met, these students live together as a community so they can build stronger, hopefully life-long, relationships with students with similar life experiences. To apply, click here.

  • Engineering LLV logo

    Locations: Hornet Village Building 200 – First and Second Floors

    Contact: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu

    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.

  • Gaming LLV logo

    Location: University Columns

    Contact: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu

    Open to first-year and returning students, this community provides opportunities for those who share common interests in game design and gaming. Students will have a chance to interact with faculty and staff on campus. Our goal is to support our gaming students on campus by providing them opportunities to socialize, while also offering them off-campus trips to get them out of their room! Examples of what our Gaming community has done in the past: Attend SEIGE gaming conference, weekly gaming tournaments (Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Yugioh, Pokémon, etc.), and Dave and Busters game night.

  • Honors LLV logo

    Locations: Hornet Village 100 Building – Terrace Level, University Columns

    Contact: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu 

    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.

  • Outdoor Adventure LLV logo

    Location: Hornet Village Building 100 – Second Floor

    Contact: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu

    The students who participate in this community participate in an active lifestyle. Residents work alongside staff members to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group. Examples of what the adventure community did in the past: camping trip at Red Top Mountain, hiking around Lake Allatoona, indoor rock-climbing and tubing down the Chattahoochee! Even if you have never done any of these activities, if you are willing to try something new, this community is for you!

  • Stonewall LLV logo 

    Location: Contact community administrator below for location information

    Contact: LGBTQ Resource Center at lgbtq@kennesaw.edu

    Contact for Housing-Specific Questions: livinglearning@kennesaw.edu

    Requires approval from the LGBTQ Resource Center to reside in the community; please contact LGBTQ Resource Center regarding the process to live in the community. Students who indicate interest on their housing application will be forwarded to Jessica for approval.

    The Stonewall community is a gender inclusive housing community specifically geared toward students of all sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and gender expressions who want to live in a community celebrating their various identities and foster understanding, learning, and community.

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