Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities


Our Living Learning Communities help you make a fast, smooth, and easy transition to UT Martin! A Living Learning Community (LLC) is a cohort of students (average 30-60) from the same academic major placed in campus housing for the purposes of increasing student success.


In a Living Learning Community you will:

  • Get to know people and make friends in your major or area of interest from the first day
  • Build relationships to make UT Martin’s campus feel more personal
  • Maximize your academic success
  • Increase your likelihood to graduate on time
  • Develop a supportive network consisting of other students, peer mentors, and professors
  • Develop a Student Leadership and Engagement transcript.
  • Have fun!

Our Academic Living Learning Communities:

  • Agriculture
  • Criminal Justice
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Pre-Med

Our Lifestyle Living Learning Communities:

  • Global Experience - Love to travel or learn about other cultures? Live and learn with our international students in Cooper Hall!
Why join?
  • Cooper Exterior
  • Cooper Interior
  • Cooper Interior


Cooper is our Living Learning Communities Building. The LLCs will be organized by suites: two students per room with anywhere from 6-8 students per suite. Each suite will have a common area. The rooms and suites will be single gender. Each LLC will have a community room with presentation technology, study rooms, and a break room.


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Room Measurements (Approximated)

Bedroom 10' x 7'
Suggested Carpet Size 7' x 5'
Bed Size Extra Long Twin Size Bed
Closet/Storage Space 5' x 4'
Shower Curtain Length 7'x 3'
Bedroom Window 24" x 52"





  • Traditional Residence Hall suite / living room
  • Academic Year Agreements
  • Cooper Hall houses 308 residents both male and female
  • Atrium with gardens and three-tier waterfall
  • Up to 8 people to a suite and 2 people to each bedroom
  • Type 2 Visitation (Type 1 when requested)
    • Sunday - Thursday 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    • Friday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Full-time professional staff and Resident Assistants
  • 24 hour desk operation
  • Laundry facilities in basement
  • TV lounge
  • Game Room
  • Meal Plans are required for freshmen



  • Sofa
  • Lounge chairs
  • End tables
  • Coffee table
  • Credenza (TV stand)
  • Premium cable TV connection
  • Lamps


  • Extra Long Twin size bed
  • Study desk
  • Chair
  • Closet
  • Dresser
  • Local telephone connection
  • Premium cable TV connection
  • Shared Bath
  • 2 Showers
  • 2 Toilets
  • 3 Sinks


Rates for 2016 - 2017

Cooper Rates Per Person / Per Semester
Academic Year Agreement w / Roommate $1,550
Academic Year Agreement w / Private Room $2,200

Rates include:

  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Internet/Data connections
  • Local telephone service
  • 80+ Cable Channels plus 4 Premium HBO channels


Laura Kepler, Hall Director

Office Location: Cooper Front Desk

Phone Number: (731) 881-1219


Marilyn Mendoza, Assistant Hall Director

Office Location: Cooper Front Desk

Phone Number: (731) 881-1220


Front Desk: (731) 881-8900
                        (731) 881-8901



Living Learning Communities


Applying for the Living Learning Communities at UT Martin is a quick and simple process; all you need to do is fill out an online Housing Application. On the Room Preferences page of the application, select Cooper Hall as a building preference. Then, beneath the preference selection, chose your desired LLC. Finally, complete the application and pay your Housing deposit.


Once you have completed the above steps, your application will be processed and you will be notified regarding admission into your selected Living Learning Community.