Pictured above: Engineering LLC members explore the wilds of Devil’s Den on a recent trip.

By Keturah Kiper
Student Peer Ambassador Coordinator 

Despite the rainy weather, the first-ever Living Learning Community (LLC) End-of-the-Year Bash shined.

It was a success. Who knew college students loved free BBQ and frozen treats 😉

While this spring semester has flown by, the 2016-2017 academic year was long.

As you all arrived at campus, most for your first time, the year seemed to present itself as a nebulous cloud of what all you could discover.

Luckily, the LLC peer ambassadors were ready to provide unique experiences for you all.

This includes experiences like monthly private and faculty-led business law exam review sessions, a weekend trip to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., paintball competitions and all-expense paid dinners on Dickson Street.

The experiences also lead to new opportunities for residents. Participants in the Recreation and Sports Management LLC scored a number of internships both during the academic year and this summer.

Not everyone gained a summer internship as a result of their participation in their LLC, but there were still many resume building and networking opportunities meant to help you achieve academic and personal success.

“It is a great way to network with those who put a smile on your face or who are a helping hand with any situations you may encounter,” said Natalie Ryan. She is a member of the Diversity Scholars LLC and a biology pre-med major.

It has been a wonderful year and a pleasure to coordinate programs and plan with the 2016-2017 peer ambassadors.

While I know we all wish we could call #UARKHome forever, we must leave … at least for the summer.

University Housing would like to wish a great and restful summer to you, the staff and faculty who made LLCs so special this year.