University of Vermont


From Taiko drumming and Arts Initative Gallery openings to Tech House's drone flying workshop and Global Village's Taste of Place, you can find it all at the Living/Learning Center!

Living/Learning Center

Living/Learning Center Programs

Welcome to the Living/Learning Center.

Home to the Arts Initiative, Global Village, and Living/Learning Residential Learning Communities

The Living/Learning Center, which opened in 1973, is an academic resource whose mission is to create an environment for students to integrate their academic/artistic studies and their residential experiences, and to provide a venue for faculty and students to interact outside of the classroom. The Center encourages faculty, staff, and student programs that foster innovative and interdisciplinary learning experiences that bring the intellectual life of the University in close alliance with the students' lives outside the classroom. The Center provides a unique environment for faculty, staff, and students in each of the University schools and colleges to offer particular curricular elements in an atmosphere that fosters broad opportunities for intellectual discourse.

Arts Initiative

The Arts Initiative is a vibrant community where you can: explore your interest in the creative, visual, and performing arts; cultivate your creativity through gallery exhibits, field trips, artist workshops, and social gatherings; and celebrate the arts through formal and informal connections with faculty, staff, and artists within the wider UVM and Burlington communities. Arts Initative is located in the Living/Learning Center.

Global Village

Global Village is where you can explore a community of language and cultural houses, each with diverse programming; learn through special guest lectures, interactive dialogue, field trips, music/dance workshops, and social gatherings; interact through formal and informal contacts among students, faculty, and staff within the Global Village. Global Village is located in the Living/Learning Center.

Living/Learning Programs

A key feature of Living/Learning Programs is that they are developed by students, for students! Students submit proposals to create programs based upon their interests. Program offerings change a bit from year-to-year, but typically students can choose from 20 different programs. Students in an L/L program share a common interest and participate in a variety of activities like guest lectures, field trips, community service projects, dinners, films and social and cultural gatherings. Living/Learning Programs are located in the Living/Learning Center.