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 Welcome Home to Honors Living Learning Communities (LLCs)! 

At Northeastern, University Honors students embark on an educational journey along with a talented group of peers who share a boundless imagination , and the aspiration to meet the most significant challenges confronting our world.  Community building and learning are at the core of the Honors experience, which is exemplified through our Honors LLCs. First-year Honors students live together in their Honors Living -Learning Community where they participate in a variety of activities to collectively explore their interests. They are supported by an Honors Living Learning Coordinator, a faculty or professional staff member, and an upperclass Honors student serving as an Honors Living Learning Assistant


Calling all artists, designers, makers, and collectors, this LLC is the home for everyone who shares a passion for creativity and making the world a more beautiful place. Students will do hands on activities like pottery painting, DIY dorm design, and paint nights. They will also support local artists and learn about the entrepreneurial aspects of art making and selling by visiting craft fairs, art studios, and local markets.

Are you excited to soak in the sights and sounds of Boston as a vibrant metropolitan area? Learn about the unique collaborations between Boston and Cambridge while kayaking along the Charles River, exploring the Arnold Arboretum, or visiting historical landmarks as you walk the Freedom Trail. Along the way, LLC members may consider topics such as gentrification and differential access to education, healthcare, and transportation in Boston’s many diverse neighborhoods.

Boston is a vibrant metropolitan area with rich history and culture and so much to see. The Explore Boston LLC will do a little bit of everything Boston has to offer, including things like visiting historical landmarks along the Freedom Trail, checking out Seaport and the New England Aquarium, ice skating on Boston Common, and much more. Along the way, LLC members may consider a variety of sociocultural topics such as gentrification and differential access to resources as they learn about Boston’s many diverse neighborhoods.

Sustainability involves everything from creatively reusing products to producing less toxic materials to spending in a way that supports community growth and reduces waste. This LLC will cater to students who want to be conscious consumers and participate in activities that support the good of the planet. This might involve activities like thrift shopping, visiting a local farmer’s market, working in a community garden, and supporting sustainable small businesses.  

Food brings people together on many different levels. Whether you consider yourself a “foodie,” like to try new things, or think that the keys to a great time are good friends and delicious food, this LLC is for you. Students uncover their inner foodie by preparing and sharing various cuisines found throughout Boston—all while learning about food from nutritional, social and cultural perspectives.

This LLC offers the chance to explore cultures of the world right here in the backyard of Northeastern’s campus. Whether it is the Italian restaurants in the North End, the thriving culture of Chinatown, or the Irish influences in Southie, Boston is home to a rich variety of cultural influences. This LLC may appeal to students coming to Boston from other countries, students who are excited to study or co-op abroad, or anyone who likes to immerse themselves in cultural fare and celebrations.

Pursue a healthy mind, body, and spirit and embrace the values of holistic health and wellness. Students will explore dimensions of wellness, including social, occupational, physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Students may take a spin class together, check out a local restaurant that serves organic food, or de-stress for finals with a yoga class. Learning about what makes you happy, healthy, and connected to your body and others is what this LLC is all about.

The Hungry Minds LLC offers a feast for the brain and belly. Students will enjoy monthly dinners with a variety of faculty members working at the cutting edge of their disciplines to address society's greatest challenges. These stimulating exchanges will whet LLC members' appetite to continue their passion for learning and intellectual conversations not only with other students in East Village at social events, but for the rest of their lives.

Whether you play an instrument, are part of a band, or just love curating the perfect Spotify playlist, the Music Lovers LLC is the place to be for musicians and music enthusiasts alike. This LLC will attend concerts at a variety of venues such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and Berklee School of Music to experience music of all genres. They also may form their own jam sessions, visit the instrument exhibit at the MFA, attend and perform in on-campus events, and explore anything and everything music related that Boston and the NU music scene has to offer.

Boston is home to some of the country’s most beloved and impressive sports teams. Members of the Sports Fans LLC will not only attend sporting events but will learn about the history of sports in Boston, visit the oldest baseball stadium in the country, and learn about the issues of race, economics, and social issues that affect athletes and sports fans alike. Even if you are a diehard New York Yankees fan, this LLC welcomes you to share your passion for sports with other students.

Boston is home to some of the most brilliant minds in technology and scientific innovation, and students in this LLC will get to explore their interests in the world of STEM and all that the city has to offer. Students might explore the world of Virtual Reality in collaboration with the Immersive Media Lab or check out an exhibit at the Museum of Science. They will also learn about the resources available in their fields at Northeastern and connect with other students and faculty who love science.