Live. Learn. Build Community.

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Living Learning Communities (LLC) offer Regis University students the opportunity to live and learn together while catering to their passions, interests and academics.

At Regis University, the Office of Residence Life is committed to providing students with quality services, a safe community environment conducive to learning and spiritual growth which supports the Jesuit tradition of "Cura Personalis", care for the whole person. In conjunction with our mission, we have a few Living Learning Communities available for our students that live on campus. Students who are a part of these communities can expect to live around those who are dedicated to their passion, interest, or academic discipline while receiving the support of a trained staff.

Residence Life provides three different Living Learning Communities to choose from. For first-year students, we offer two communities: Magis Experience and Colorado Outdoor Recreation Experience (C.O.R.E.). Upperclassmen (sophomores, juniors, seniors) may join the Ignatian Leadership community.

The Magis Experience

Magis (pronounced mah-jis) is a program offered to first-year students who are seeking more out of their first year experience than the traditional route. Magis is for students who are academically, socially, and community minded. These students participate in a weekly, year-long academic course for credit and participate in community service.

C.O.R.E. (Colorado Outdoor Recreational Experience)

This community is intended for first-year students who have an interest in a variety of easy to moderate outdoor activities. Some examples of activities and programs include hiking, running, cycling, snowshoeing, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, trailblazing, and much more depending on the season. Students who are involved with this community can expect to live around those who share a passion for the outdoors.

IGNATIAN LEADERSHIP

The purpose of this LLC is to provide an environment that supports student growth and development, community standards, scholarship, civility, citizenship, service and leadership. This community focuses on the question at the heart of the University's mission: "How ought we to live?

The Office of Residence Life is committed to providing a comprehensive, supportive, and educational environment where care for the whole person is provided. These communities are designed to engage students in active learning, while building inclusive communities. While each individual Living Learning Community is unique, all LLCs aim to provide a spirited community with purpose where students can build relationships with faculty and staff, connect with their peers in new ways and learn more about themselves.

Connecting LLCs to the Regis Mission

In response to the question of “How ought we to live?” the Office of Residence Life, Housing, and Event Services brought Living Learning Communities to our residence halls so that we can give our students the chance to get connected in Regis and in the greater community in innovative ways. Through the design of the LLCs, both men and women will take an active role in their communituy to make it their own. By taking on leadership roles, they will make a positive impact on the community in which they live.

  • Provide students with an opportunity to connect and share their interests, passions or academic discipline with others.
  • Provide students with a unique social experience where they can build relationships with faculty and staff across the University.
  • Provide students with an intentional space to learn more about the interest, passion or academic discipline.
  • Provide students with opportunities to get involved with the Regis community and beyond.

First-Year Living Learning Communities

  • The Magis Experience
  • C.O.R.E. (Colorado Outdoor Recreation Experience)

Upperclassmen Living Learning Community

  • Ignatian Leadership

All students will have the opportunity to apply for the Living Learning programs when completing their housing applications.  The students will then be notified of whether or not they are accepted before the housing process is complete. 

Please note, if you are accepted to an LLC, you can only be roommates with another member of that same LLC. You will not be able to see people in the roommate search process that are in the other LLC, or that are not involved in an LLC at all.

Please see the questions below for applying to your particular LLC so that your short answer responses may be prepared in advance.

1. Why do you want to be a member of Ignatian, and what talents will you contribute to the community?

2. How would you define leadership in the context of Jesuit Higher Education?

3. What has been your most fulfilling service experience?

4. What would be your expectations of yourself and others who live in the Ignatian program?

5. A central tenant of Jesuit Education resides in the question of "how ought we to live?" What does this question mean for you throughout your life?

Email reslife@regis.edu with questions about the LLCs or the application process.