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Global Gopher Community

Application Procedures and Timeline for
Global Gopher Community (GGC)

The application process for the GGC community is different for students who are new to Housing & Residential Life and those who are returning from living in Housing a previous year.

New Residents:

  • In the "Living at the U" section of the Housing application, select Global Gopher Community as your LLC Preference #1.
  • Students will be notified of placement in the SCB LLC in early June. 

Returning Residents:

  1. Global Gopher Community is available during the room re-application process through a special Learning Living Community (LLC) sign-up process during the LLC Round (February 18).
  2. Log on to the Room Reapplication site as early as 7:00am on February 18.
  3. If you have not completed the Intent to Return process, you will complete it and then be allowed to sign up for a room. You will select “LLC Reservation Hall”. You will have the option to sign up for a specific room type but not an actual room. You will have the option to select a roommate (who must also complete the application for the community).
  4. If you have questions, please send an email to and put “LLC Reservation Hall” in the subject line.

Assignment Process:

In order to make your transition to the GGC community as comfortable as possible, roommate pairings are assigned room by room to ensure that each resident’s roommate preferences and reasons for living in the community are maximized. Through our supplemental application process, each applicant will be evaluated on an individual level and paired with the best roommate(s) possible. (A majority of the rooms in this community will feature a U.S. and international student roommate pairing.) This intentionality gives you the opportunity to have a focused intercultural experience and better integrate your classroom and out of the classroom experiences.

Global Gopher Community is located in Pioneer Hall, and it has space for approximately 130 students. That means we have space, but it is limited, so the sooner your application is received, the more likely you will be able to secure a space in this community.