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University Housing and Residence Life

Living and Learning Community Information


The Department of University Housing & Residence Life at Texas A&M University – Kingsville offers Living Learning Communities (LLCs) for students residing on-campus in the residence halls. LLCs are communities of students that are housed within the same area of a residence hall based on academic major or area of interest.  Each LLC has programs and events that are geared towards the academic area or themed community.

This LLC will provide students with access to workout rooms and kitchens in their residence halls, as well as, focus on programs that take a holistic approach to those interested in living a healthy lifestyle. This LLC is housed in two traditional residence halls; females are housed in Bishop hall and males are housed in Martin A Hall.

The Fitness & Wellness Living Learning Community is for those students who are dedicated to the concept of living a healthy life style. For these students, wellness isn’t merely a catchy phrase, it is a way of life. Students who are interested in this type of living environment will have opportunities to engage in programs and events that focus on living a holistic life style. 

Resources:

  • Workout facilities in their residence hall
  • Kitchen within their residence hall, that allow preparation of healthy foods
  • Wellness programs in the hall that focus on healthy life style choices
  • Healthy food demonstrations within their residence halls

Links:

Student Recreation and Fitness

Student Health and Wellness

Javelina Dining

Bishop Hall

Martin Hall


Whether you are part of the Javelina marching band or music is just your passion, then the Music LLC may be the community for you.  In this community, residents share music as a common interest; you may play the flute and your neighbor may play the piano. Students that are housed in the Music LLC have access to practice rooms, located within the residence halls, along with tutoring services that focus on Music Theory. The Music LLC is housed in two traditional different residence halls; Bishop Hall for females and Turner Hall for males.

The Music Living Learning Communities are for those students who are enthusiastic about music.  Students who are interested in this LLC will have opportunities to take part in extracurricular activities, and have resources that will help them to be successful in their own pursuits of acquiring musical abilities.

Resources:

  • Practice rooms in the residence halls
  • Computer lab with musical software
  • Music Theory tutoring lab within the residence hall
  • Pianos available in the residence halls
  • Trips related to music education

Links:

Department of Music

Turner Hall

Bishop Hall


Students that take part in the Engineering Living Learning Community will have access to a computer lab and tutoring services within their residence hall. This learning community is staffed by a community advisor (CA) that is an engineering major themselves and fosters a supportive environment that encourages students; helping them to learn from one another. The Engineering LLC is housed in Lucio Hall.

The Engineering Living Learning Communities is open to all engineering majors, and set-up to assist students in developing a sense of community. This LLC offers engineering based programs, organized study sessions, as well as, opportunities to interact with Engineering faculty and staff outside a classroom setting.

Resources:

  • Computer Lab
  • Tutoring services within the residence hall
  • Study groups and review sessions
  • Programs/Field Trips related to the subject of Engineering

Links: 


The Agriculture & Wildlife Living Learning Community gives students the ability to live in an environment with students in the same field of study; providing them with events and activities that are pertinent to their career path. This LLC is housed in two different residence halls; females are housed in Lynch Hall and males are housed in Martin B Hall.

The Ag & Wildlife Living Learning Communities are dedicated to the study of wildlife and animal sciences. Students who are interested in this type of living environment are involved in extracurricular activities such as Pre-Vet Club, Veterinary Technology Club, Collegiate FFA, or the Aggie Club just to name a few. These involved students will have additional opportunities to live in an environment that supports them socially and academically.

Resources:

  • Programs and activities that are geared towards Agriculture & Wildlife
  • Guided study sessions
  • Agriculture related trips
  • Events at the King Ranch or other local ranches

Links


The ROTC LLC is for students that want to enhance their leadership training while being exposed to the customs and traditions of Military Sciences. Students that participate in the ROTC LLC are housed in Lucio Hall.

The ROTC Living Learning Community is for students wanting to enhance their leadership training, while understanding the customs and traditions of military science. The ROTC LLC builds strong relationships amongst residents, mentors, and leaders. Students will participate in physical training, as well as, shared education and social opportunities.


The Honors LLC is for students who are part of the Honors College. These students seek insight for ways to excel in the classroom and challenge themselves in their academic pursuits. Students participating in the Honors LLC are housed in Mesquite Village West.

Students living in the Honors Living Learning Community are active participants in The Honors College, or are students who want to focus on their educational pursuits. Academic, cultural, and social events provide a well-rounded experience for the residents of this community, through which students have the opportunity to interact with other Honors students, faculty and staff from The Honors College. These residents not only live and socialize together; they study together and have each other to lean on throughout their college career.

Opportunities:

  • Honors Study Sessions
  • Tutoring Services
  • Academic-based programming
  • Interaction with Faculty/Staff from Honors College
  • Honors-related conferences/field trips

In the career launch community students will have the opportunity to work closely with Career Services and develop skills and techniques that will be beneficial in aiding them to obtain internships and future employment. 

Opportunities

  • Business etiquette dinner
  • Resume writing programs
  • Internship presentations
  • Career fairs
  • Educations fairs

Links:

Career Services


We live in a highly advanced society where technology has become an important part of our daily lives. Technology has also become prevalent in educational institutions. A 2007 study conducted by the Educause Center for Applied Research concluded that today's college students "are using more technology than ever."  

A survey completed by students in the residence halls in 2008 revealed that a significant group of TAMUK students were interested in the establishment of a Technology-based LLC. This community is ideal for aspiring animators, gamers and sound designers as well as any students interested in exploring new technology and innovations.  

Opportunities:

  • Attend conferences or conventions highlighting breakthrough technologies
  • Participate in robotics competitions
  • Host guest speakers who are knowledgeable in the areas of video game design, etc.
  • Form relationships with other students who share similar interests.

Global and local cultures are both important entities in today’s society; in the humanities and culture community students will have the opportunity to discuss and explore differences amongst student groups. 

Opportunities

  • Window on the world/culture fest
  • Readership Program
  • Peer mentor program
  • Performing and Visual Arts Series


Contact Us

Shea Pullam

Associate Director of Residential Living & Learning
Lucio Hall Rm. 119 C
MSC 108
Phone: (361) 593-2723
Email: jerri.smith@tamuk.edu