The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

Jefferson Scholars Living Learning Community

Moore-Hill Dorm


The Jefferson Center is excited to announce that, beginning in Fall 2018, we will be sponsoring a Living Learning Community (LLC) for Jefferson Scholars.

Living and Learning Communities give students the opportunity to live with other students who share their interests and to take part in common activities with the support of the faculty and staff of UT. For more information on the LLC program, please visit the Housing website:

The Jefferson Center LLC is an academically oriented LLC for freshmen in the Jefferson Scholars program. It will make it possible for students to live in a close-knit community with others in the program. The LLC will provide an immersive experience, in which students who share a deep love of the great books and an interest in the great questions of human life will be able to continue their conversations outside of class.


The Jefferson Scholars Program offers all of its students extracurricular programming to supplement their studies. There are lunchtime seminars, lectures, book clubs, political discussions, interfaith discussions, and social events. LLC students will participate in those events, as well as special academic and social activities intended specifically for students in the LLC. There will be reading groups, social activities, and special visits by faculty and staff members to the LLC.

The Jefferson Scholars LLC will be housed in the Moore-Hill Residence Hall on campus. It is centrally located on campus, near the Perry-Castañeda Library, the liberal arts quad, and Gregory Gymnasium. In fact, it is the dorm nearest to the Jefferson Center offices. For more information, visit the Hall’s web page:


All students who are accepted to the Jefferson Scholars program can apply to live in the LLC, but you do not have to live in the LLC to be part of the Jefferson Scholars program. We hope that we will be able to provide a space in the community to every JSP student who requests one, but spaces are limited and we may get more requests than we are able to fulfill. 


If you would like to apply for the LLC, simply indicate your interest on the JSP application form. You will be directed to provide more information when the application system is ready. Accepted students will then register for the LLC when they sign their housing contract using the StarRez system. 


For additional information about the Jefferson Scholars LLC, please contact Dr. Dempsey at