"I highly recommend Seaver's living learning community to anyone who is interested in joining. The seminar, in particular, was great because we got to focus on activities related to communication. I learned about the importance of being able to convey scientific research and discoveries to the public. That experience helped me realize that even if someone doesn’t have a background or interest in STEM, scientists still must be able to explain why it’s important when a discovery or innovation is made, especially if the public doesn’t necessarily want to hear it."

- Owen Daulton

Applied Physics Major









"We learned about marketing ourselves, creating a resume, and effectively applying to jobs and networking in the tech industry. CSSI also has an amazing support system. The staff, TAs, and fellow participants within the CSSI program provided a welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds, and effectively created an intelligent, diverse community that I am proud to be a part of."

- Salem Tesfu

Computer Science Major





“Participating in Seaver's living learning community really helped me feel a sense of belonging on campus as a STEM major.  I met wonderful people, including my roommate, through this LLC and I feel like if it wasn’t for the program, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience all that I have so far. The experiences we get to have outside of the classroom have also been so helpful in opening my mind to new interests.”

- A'Kaia Phelps

Computer Science Major










“I joined Seaver's living learning community because I love to discuss topics with other curious people who share the same interests as me. As an international student, I was nervous about transitioning from one country to another, but the LLC helped make everything go smoothly.  It has been great to make meaningful friendships and be around people who are taking the same classes as me.  Studying together has helped me get through difficult tests. It has made it easier for me to manage my time and adapt to college. Overall, I felt like I had support, I was part of something bigger, and I wasn’t struggling alone.”

- Alice de Sa Costa Pereira

Biochemistry Major



"During my time as a LLC member, my RAs acted as mentors, role models, team players, and companions to whom we could look towards. I chose to become a RA for the community as I wanted to follow in my RAs footsteps and establish a community in which the incoming members not only felt welcomed and comfortable in expressing themselves, but could do so in an environment surrounded by others who possibly shared the same interests."

- Andre Vartanian

Electrical Engineering Major





Joining a Seaver learning community offers a number of benefits, all of which are geared toward your academic and social success in pursuing science, engineering or mathematics degrees at LMU. According to students who have participated in Seaver's learning communities, benefits include:

  • Making lifelong friends
  • Building relationships with people in the same major
  • Getting to know people very quickly and easily
  • The close connection with faculty
  • Improved academic performance
  • Dual social and academic support
  • Great way to transition to college life
  • Learning about university resources 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about participating in a learning community, contact the Center for Student Success at css@lmu.edu