COB Living-Learning Community

Program Overview

The College of Business Living-Learning Community (LLC) gives first-year business students a unique residential learning experience that connects classroom learning with residence life. Students enjoy the typical advantages of living on campus in a residence hall with the added benefit of living among other students who share their academic goals and interests.

LLC residents will live on a hall together with other business majors, participate in a variety of engaging activities, complete some required business courses in small groups, network with other students in their major, interact with faculty outside of the classroom in informal settings, and gain access to helpful Peer Mentors. Approximately 20 students are accepted into this LLC each year.

Program Goals

The LLC provides participants with:

  • Individualized attention.
  • Concentration on academic achievement in a productive and supportive environment.
  • Early and continuous development of leadership skills.
  • Overall assistance with the transition from high school to college.

Program Location and Costs

Steve and Nancy Ballard Hall is located in the College Hill neighborhood. ECU’s largest residential neighborhood with six residence halls, the College Hill neighborhood connects main campus with the athletic complex.

All students who are applying to the LLC must complete a Campus Living Contract. You will receive this contract in a separate mailing from Campus Living. There are no additional costs associated with the LLC beyond the standard rates for Ballard Hall.

Responsibilities and Expectations

Students selected for the LLC will be required to sign a contract which will include community standards, mandatory participation in events related to the LLC, and mandatory enrollment in selected courses. Students will have course schedule limitations as part of the LLC.

Applying to the LLC

The application for 2022-2023 is closed. It will open for 2023-2024 in Spring 2023.

For questions or additional assistance, email Melissa Bowers, Assistant Director and College of Business Living-Learning Community Coordinator at or call 252-328-5571.

A student's first year is so important to their ECU experience. Having the opportunity to spend this time with other like-minded students is priceless. The excitement and enthusiasm of freshmen students wanting to major in Business is contagious!
- Dr. Cal Christian, Accounting Professor