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Freshman Experience LLC

Do you want to get the most out of your CBU experience? Do you want to participate in a Living Learning Community that aids in the learning you do in the classroom and helps you explore Memphis and life outside the classroom?

Designed for General Studies students or those whose majors do not pair with another LLC, the Freshman Experience LLC provides a broad exploration of personal and community identity through engagement with the CBU campus and Memphis to prepare you for involved citizenship and to help you find your place and voice on campus as you begin degree and career planning. In addition to living in an academically and socially supportive atmosphere, members of the Freshman Experience LLC will take ENG 111 or another General Education course taught by the Community's Director together in the LLC classroom and have the opportunity to participate in many academic, service, and social activities, including trips to local festivals and events, film and book discussion groups, and explorations of Memphis. Moreover, students will live on the same floor and have opportunities to participate in informal study groups and take advantage of all the Living Learning Center has to offer.

When you graduate from Christian Brothers University, you will be asked to take the following Lasallian Graduation Pledge: "I pledge to explore and take into account the social justice and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organization for which I work. I will further the Lasallian tradition by continuing to learn and by serving others to build better communities and a better society." At its core, the pledge asks you to place the common interest over the private, environment over profit, community over self, and justice over inequity. The Freshman Experience LLC will help you begin your educational and personal journey as a college student, introduce you to CBU’s Lasallian tradition, and give you the opportunity to grow in mind, body, and spirit as a student and young adult.

For more information or details, please contact Dr. Maureen O'Brien at (901) 321-4303 or email