What is a Living-Learning Community?

New AU freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.0 or better who are planning to live on campus their first year are encouraged to apply to the College of Science and Mathematics Living-Learning Community CMS LLC. This is specifically for students majoring in any of the following disciplines - biology, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, ecology, mathematics, physics. 

What are the Requirements to Join?

Students interested in joining the CMS LLC must enroll in an LLC-approved schedule of coursework that includes:

  • Cohorts in introductory science and mathematics courses appropriate to your major.
  • Other courses as approved by your academic advisor.
  • Maintaining regular participation in LLC activities.

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Contact Us

College of Science & Mathematics

Health Sciences Campus

Science & Mathematics Building

Benefits of LLC

Personal Connection

Supportive network of like-minded science and math majors with a common goal to excel academically. Development of friendships in a positive, team-oriented environment.


Mentoring by student peers in their sophomore, junior, or senior year who will help guide you through the crucial first year of college.

Oak Hall

You will live in Oak Hall, in a cluster with other members of the LLC, and take your science and math classes with others in the LLC – so you can study and learn together!

Social Engagement

Regularly scheduled group activities throughout the semester, specifically designed for freshmen in your major -- activities that focus on academic and social engagement.

Creativity, Discovery, Engagement

How to Apply

It's easy to apply! The application to participate in the CSM LLC can be found embedded inside the housing portal.

Residential Housing

Traditional LLC can be applied for via the housing application


Non-Residential Housing

LLC+ (non-residential) option can be applied for through email. Fill out form and email to

Chemistry Student in Lab

Student Life

Become a Student Ambassador

Students participating in the CSM Living-Learning Community can apply to become ambassadors in the spring of their freshman year. Selected applicants will start serving in the fall. Ambassadors are responsible for planning activities, both academic or social in nature, and leading their student groups during those activities. Ambassadors' responsibilities include:

  • Getting new students acclimated and used to campus and college life.
  • Promoting camaraderie among peers.
  • Helping fellow students academically by sharing experiences and forming study groups.

Your Learning Experience at Augusta University


AU Housing & Residence Life

Oak Hall and Elm Hall provide housing for first-year Augusta University students. Students living in either Hall have the opportunity to participate in the living learning community and special interest housing.

Tutoring Centers

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is on the Summerville campus and is home to a variety of free support services for students.

SciMath Tutoring Center is located on the Health Science campus and offers biological sciences, chemistry, math, physics, or statistics tutoring, as well as peer mentoring.


The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) supports faculty-led research and scholarly activity with undergraduates at Augusta University in a variety of ways.

AU Libraries

Augusta University Libraries is pleased to welcome faculty, staff, new, and returning students. Check out the information guide for Greenblatt and Reese Libraries.

An Education Like No Other

The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and community involvement.