Freshman

Because learning does not exclusively take place in the classroom Mason offers several freshman-only LLCs. These communities are groups of students who share common academic goals or interests and students involved in these communities live in a designated LLC residence hall, enroll in a community-specific course, and participate in group activities. All majors are welcome. You do not have to declare a major/minor that matches your LLC. Space is limited; learn how to apply.

Arts: Participate in discussions and experiential opportunities as you explore college through the lens of the arts.

  • Course Requirement: based on your major you will be pre-registered for one of the following in Fall semester:
    • Studio art majors: AVT 101,
    • Dance majors: DANC 190, or
    • Film and Video, Computer Game Design, Theater and Music majors: UNIV 150
  • Location: University Commons

Business: Foster your development of successful business practice through team building, leadership activities, and practical experiences

  • Course Requirement: BUS 103 (Fall) and BUS 100 (Spring)
  • Location: University Commons

Engineering and Computing: Join a select group of other students majoring in technology and engineering-related fields to build a community supportive of your shared interests.

  • Course Requirement: UNIV 150 (Fall) and several optional classes: ENGH 101 (Fall) and ENGH 202 (spring) and UNIV 151 (Spring)
  • Location: University Commons

Honors: Honors College freshmen are automatically placed into the Honors LLC housed in the University Commons; no additional application is required. 

  • Course Requirement: HNRS 110 (Fall)
  • Location: University Commons

Leadership and Community Engagement: Addresses social change through educationally meaningful service and a commitment to social justice.

  • Course Requirement: INTS 295 (Fall and Spring)
  • Location: Piedmont Hall

Mindful Living: Learn about yourself and how you relate to others through applied well-being and  contemplative practice

  • Course Requirement: INTS 295 (Fall and Spring)
  • Location: Piedmont Hall

Outdoor Adventure:  Participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities (ex: hiking, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, and more!) Prior experience is not necessary and you can plan your own adventure!

  • Course Requirement: PRLS 110 (Fall) and PRLS 316 (Spring)
  • Location: Piedmont Hall

Environment and Sustainability: Help green the Mason campus, practice sustainability in your daily life, develop your leadership skills, and have fun in the process!

  • Course Requirement: INTS 292 (Fall and Spring)
  • Location: Piedmont Hall

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