Learning Communities

Formed around a single academic discipline or thematic interest, JWU's Living Learning Communities (LLC)  are a great way to enhance your collegiate experience while fostering a sense of community.

Living in a LLC is a great opportunity to interact with students, faculty and staff in a new context, further strengthening your campus experience. You’ll get to know other residents, RAs and faculty members through field trips, skill-building activities and collaborative programming.

Baking and Pastry Arts (Johnson Hall, 2nd floor)
Open only to Baking & Pastry Arts majors, residents of this LLC will get the opportunity to see (and sample from) local bakeries and restaurants, as well as other baking and pastry-focused programming. Past programs have included learning about gluten-free baking from Distinct Cupcakes, touring Hammond’s Candy Factory and Celestial Seasonings.

College of Management (Johnson Hall, 4th floor)
This LLC is open to students with a major in the College of Management who want to collaborate with other students in their major, and explore future career fields outside of the classroom. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in special programs that may include presentations from JWU Alumni, collaborating on various leadership and service learning initiatives, while also joining in networking and professional development events. 

Culinary Arts (Wales Hall, 2nd floor)
This LLC is open to culinary arts majors who wish to gain exposure to industry trends, network with local experts and gain valuable insight through floor-sponsored field trips and skill-building activities. Past programs have included “Chopped” competitions, visits to local restaurants and farmers’ markets, and knife skills practice. Residents will also have the opportunity to interact with Culinary Arts faculty outside of the classroom and network with JWU alumni who are working in the culinary field.

Global Connections (Wales Hall 6th floor)
Open to all students who wish to celebrate cultural diversity, learn about each others culture and current global issues through conversation and shared experiences. Residents will build greater cultural awareness through interactions such as family dinners, sharing holiday traditions, cross-cultural dialogues, and attending social and educational events in the Denver community.

Health & Wellness (Wales Hall, 4th floor)
The Health & Wellness community is a community for all students who are interested in developing their physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health. Residents of this community are interested in fitness and nutrition, and will have the opportunity to participate in additional programs geared toward their overall well-being. Past programs include Zumba, laughter yoga, workouts with the JWU Fit initiative including a workout at Red Rocks, healthy “family” dinners, and volunteering at SAME Café.

The Health & Wellness Community is located on the 4th floor of Wales Hall and is open to all interested students

Honors (Wales Hall, 6th floor)
You’ll gain valuable academic skills, collaborate with fellow honors students and participate in a variety of co-curricular academic and social events. Past programs have included a trip to the Museum of Nature & Science, dinners at professors’ homes, learning about making tea, and seminars on nutrition, body image, and homelessness. Open to Honors students only.

Leadership Development (Presidents Hall, 3rd floor)
This is the only LLC specifically designed for returning and transfer students. In the first half of the year, residents will focus on transitioning to JWU and the Denver community. They will work collaboratively to build relationships in the hall, on campus, and in the community through team building activities and local service learning projects. Later in the year, residents will also explore leadership opportunities on campus and learn about their own leadership style through discussion and reflection, while continuing to participate in service learning projects. 

Outdoor Adventures (Johnson Hall, 6th floor)
Take advantage of Denver’s temperate climate, rugged terrain and natural beauty by getting outdoors. Past programs have included rock climbing, camping, skiing, hiking, and biking. If there’s something new you’d like to try, we’re always open to suggestions.