Design Living/Learning Community

You’re not alone. This big step in your life is just as big for other students, so share the experiences together.

As a freshman or sophomore on campus, you might feel unsure about the transition to a large university or nervous about starting a design education. You are not alone. The Design Living/Learning Community provides our first- and second-year students in Architecture or Interior Architecture with a “home base” group of classmates and the chance to embark on this new chapter of life together.

Members of the Design Community are enrolled together in classes and share rooms in a residence hall. You can participate in all of the programs available to other residence hall students, and you also can participate in events and activities designed just for you and others in the community. The Design Community offers activities for just about every interest, from retreats to laser tag to skiing and more. Plus you have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of community service activities, such as serving at a local soup kitchen and working with Habitat for Humanity.

The Design Living/Learning Community also helps you with the challenges of the Architecture and Interior Architecture curricula. You spend a lot of time working on projects and assignments, so the opportunity to live with other students with the same classes is invaluable. Members of the Design Community form study groups, help each other with projects and walk to and from the Art + Architecture Building together.

The Design Living/Learning Community is the perfect place for you to find lifelong friends with a shared passion for design.

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Learn more about the Design Living/Learning Community and UT Housing.