Residential Academic Programs (RAPs)

RAPs are academically themed residence halls that enable students to live among and take small classes with other students who are drawn to that theme. Within each residence hall, dedicated RAP faculty who are experts in educating first-year students teach classes and organize extracurricular and co-curricular activities. RAP residents are required to pay a $425 RAP fee for the academic year. RAPs are available in the Kittredge complex on Main Campus and in Williams Village.

RAPs Include

  • A&S Honors RAP 
  • CMCI/Communication RAP
  • Creative Minds RAP 
  • Engineering Honors RAP
  • Engineering RAP 
  • Environment and Natural Sciences RAP
  • Global Engineering RAP
  • Global Studies RAP
  • Health Professions RAP 
  • Leeds Business RAP
  • Pre-Business RAP
  • Stories and Societies RAP 

Please visit the CU Boulder course catalog for fuller descriptions of each RAP.

Living & Learning Communities (LLCs)

LLCs are organized by theme and help students build social connections as they live with other students who share similar interests. LLCs are supervised by dedicated staff who help students cultivate a sense of belonging by organizing activities and offering co-curricular learning opportunities.

Students may choose LLC themes, including active living; affinity or identity groups; exploration and innovation; and academic areas such as music, engineering and business. The CU Boulder course catalog contains more detailed information on each LLC.