Students in Reiners

Living Learning Communities

Trine University offers four interest-specific Living Learning Communities (LLCs) where students live together in a dedicated area of the Larry and Judy Reiners Residence Hall and the new addition opening Fall 2018. Each LLC is unique and co-sponsored by an academic department or college and is designed to provide a community that provides events and services to support students in their academic and personal growth.

Only a selected few first-year students at Trine University have the opportunity to build on common interests related to their major through Living Learning Communities (LLCs). LLCs provide unique educational and professional opportunities and community experiences inside and outside the classroom, as well as the chance to develop friendships within a close-knit group of peers. Each LLC offers unique content to its school, but all are focused on building community and relationships.

Application Closed for Fall 2018

Note: To secure your space in the LLC for the Fall Semester 2018, please submit the $300 Enrollment Deposit (which includes the $150 Housing Deposit), no later than May 1, 2018. Housing preference is based on date of deposit and receipt of your housing contract. The Enrollment Deposit is not refundable after May 1.

The following LLCs are available at Trine:

Careers in the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences LLC

Whether you’re interested in pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant or another health-related profession, this goal-oriented community offers hands-on support. Participate in enhanced opportunities, such as Lunch and Lecture presentations and MCAT/GRE preparation workshops, to help you gain a competitive edge when applying for the next step in your education. You will also learn from an upperclassman resident advisor also pursuing a health science career.


  • Behind-the-scenes Medical/PT/PA Lab Tours
  • Lunch and Lecture Series
  • Grad and Professional School Preparation Workshops
  • Pre-Professional Health Science Advising 
  • Explore opportunities through the Pre-Health student organization as they host events and meetings in the Living Learning common classroom.

Ketner School of Business Living Learning Community

The Ketner School of Business’ Living Learning Community provides first-year business majors the opportunity to engage with other business students, faculty and alumni in their residence. Participants will read selections designed to develop soft skills and business knowledge, and build a support network, friendships and skills that will help them succeed in their academic and professional careers.


  • Interactions with upper-classmen who serve as mentors and coaches for the new students. 
  • Guest speakers and company visits. 
  • Common readings designed to develop soft skills and business knowledge. 
  • Volunteer opportunities.
  • A faculty mentor who teaches a class in the residence hall and develops a personal relationship with the students.

Franks School of Education Living Learning Community

This LLC is comprised of first-year education majors who will receive exclusive professional development opportunities and experiences to enhance their skills as a future teacher.


  • Exclusive hands-on workshops
  • Expert speakers
  • Education conference registration
  • Google Classroom technology training
  • Off-campus meals and team-building opportunities

Women in Engineering Living Learning Community

This LLC is for first-year  women who have majors within the Allen School of Engineering and Technology. In addition to the living arrangements described above, students will enroll in a one-hour seminar course and participate in team building, mentoring and social activities.


  • Engineering service or outreach activities
  • Hands-on engineering projects
  • Industry trips, networking or guest speaker events from women engineering alumni
  • Technology- or career-based book clubs
  • Off-campus dinners and team-building excursions