HLS Living-Learning Center

Join a globally conscious community

One of the best ways to connect with a diverse group of classmates from around the world is living in the Hamilton Lugar School Living-Learning Center.

The HLS LLC is a tight-knit residential community of engaged, globally minded students just like you. Located on the fourth floor of Spruce Hall, one of IU’s most modern facilities, the LLC puts you on the path to global leadership through a tailored program of activities such as simulations, student-run debates, and professional development opportunities.

LLC students have access to weekly study nights with HLS Ambassadors, dinners with faculty members, volunteer opportunities with community organizations, and weekend trips. Students also participate in culture nights and dialogues about critical international issues and engage with VIP visitors whose careers have had global impact.

Fast facts

  • Hamilton Lugar School Direct Admits receive preferential consideration.
  • The LLC is open to students of all majors at all stages in their undergraduate journey.
  • Selected applicants are eligible for a one-time $1,000 scholarship toward housing costs.

How to apply

Are you an incoming first year student or transfer students beginning classes Fall 2021 or a returning LLC resident? You're eligible to apply!

  1. Say yes to IU, and then reserve your seat by submitting your enrollment deposit.
  2. In early February 2021, keep an eye out for an email from Residential Programs and Services (RPS) with information regarding IU’s Housing Application. Once the Housing Application is open, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as applications are reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis. On your application, you will be able to select your housing preferences, which is where you can choose US!
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  3. Our teamwill be in touch no later than early April 2021 with early admittance decisions. Please note: If you submit your enrollment deposit after April 1, you are still encouraged to apply, but may not have your admittance decision until after May 1, 2021.

2020-21 housing applications

Housing for incoming students

All first-year undergraduate students are required to live in university housing for at least two semesters. To apply, choose the HLS LLC as your top preference on your IU housing application. Then, complete and submit the supplemental HLS LLC application.

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Housing for current students

The 2021–22 housing sign-up process for current students will begin on October 1. The sign-up process will run over multiple time periods through November 1 and January 2021. 

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Life in the LLC

Spruce Hall offers enhanced room types. To off-set these additional costs, students are eligible to apply for a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Additional perks include:

  • 10-minute walk to HLS
  • 75-student strong community
  • Two shared kitchenettes
  • Printers and computer lab
  • Fitness room
  • Music practice rooms
Resident academic requirements
  • HLS LLC students are required to take the HLS LLC Seminar, a 1-credit course that meets once a week with the HLS LLC Director.
  • Students are also required to choose one of a selection of 3-credit courses in the Hamilton Lugar School representing each of the school’s academic departments.

Please note: You do not need to be a major within the Hamilton Lugar School to apply for the HLS LLC.

Our team

Kerry Mitchell

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Samson Lotven
Associate Director

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Questions? Contact us!