What is a Living-Learning Center (LLC)?

A Living-Learning Center is a residential space designed to bring students interested in common goals together. In addition to being a residence hall, an LLC has funding, dedicated facilities, staff support, and distinct academic options. You must apply to live in an LLC.

What’s unique about Collins?

  • Collins includes students from all departments, majors, and schools at IU.
  • Collins’ student-run councils coordinate an endless array of programming, from talent shows to book clubs. We even have a student run business, the Cheshire Café.
  • Collins students take classes taught by other Collinsites and by seminar instructors chosen by the Collins Board of Educational Programming.
  • Collins’ Art Council coordinates studios for audio and video recording, ceramics, digital arts, photography, publications, textiles, silk screen-printing (all available to residents). Collins also has its own cinema space.
  • Collins is home to two onsite programs. SustainCollins is a sustainability-themed program where students can deepen their commitment to the environment. Based on a foundation of action, community, and thought, ACT Humanities is a program that explores community change and professional development.
  • Collins features onsite IU Dining with a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and omnivore options.

How much does it cost?

  • Housing costs can be found here, on the Residential Programs & Services Housing website. After clicking on the year's cost breakdown you can find Collins in Central - Standard with AC category.
  • While Collins falls within the “Standard with Air Conditioning” room type cost category, Hillcrest (though still a part of Collins), our apartments for returning upperclassmen, have rates that are listed separately.
  • Collins LLC has a $100/semester activity fee, which students are able to make use of for programming, facilities upkeep and support, field trips and more. Students decide how this money is spent each year.