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

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.


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

Program Location

Gateway Residence Hall is located on College Hill and nestled between East Carolina's academic buildings and its athletics complex, meaning you're just a short walk away from classes during the week and sporting events on game days. Located nearby are six residence halls, a fitness facility, a dining hall, a food court, a coffee bar, and a convenience store.

To begin the application process, complete an application . For questions or additional assistance, email Aisha Powell, Academic Advisor and College of Business Living-Learning Community Coordinator at or call 252-328-5571.