Which MLC is for me? Imagine Yourself in Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts (LSWA) in 4 Easy Steps
January 21, 2020
LSWA Staff

Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts (formerly known as the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program) is a close-knit, supportive, and diverse community where students can grow, learn, and be creative, regardless of their major. Established as Michigan’s first Living-Learning Community in 1962, today we offer innovative writing and arts classes, student-led clubs, poetry awards, leadership opportunities, and an arts and literary journal.

Joining the LSWA community will provide you a home away from home as you transition to college life and discover your passions. You will connect with faculty, staff, student leaders, and your peers through engaging and fun classes and co-curricular programming. Participation lays the foundation for mentorship, future leadership opportunities, creative interdisciplinary work, and a range of skills and relationships that will benefit your college experience at U-M. 

Explore all that the program offers and whether it’s a perfect fit for you (we hope so!):

1. Watch this video and see current LSWA students capture what it means to be part of our community.

2. Hear from some of our amazing alumni about the impact of LSWA on their U-M experience and on the paths they took post-graduation.

3. Explore these 7 reasons to choose LSWA.

4. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and visit our website.


You can apply now, before you pay your enrollment deposit, to become a member of LSWA by accessing the Michigan Learning Communities application. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis starting in mid-March. Be sure to submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on May 6. Additional information is available on U-M’s Housing site and on our LSWA website.

If you would you like to receive more information or stop by for a visit, or if you have any questions at all, please reach out to

LSWA Staff