Cooper Living and Learning Center

The Cooper Living and Learning Center is a residence hall located at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Pioneer Farm, seven miles from the main campus.  The Cooper LLC is home to the Agricultural Living Learning Community facilitated by the School of Agriculture, in collaboration with staff from the Department of Residence Life.  The Cooper Agriculture Living and Learning Community is for Junior and Senior students, consideration also given to Sophomore standing students, who are majoring or minoring with the School of Agriculture.  Students choosing to select Cooper Living and Learning Center as a housing option are contracting with the Department of Residence Life for the academic year. This LLC specializes in programming to prepare you for life beyond college in your agricultural career.  Activities may include: employer visits, faculty visits, resume and interviewing workshops, etc.  If you are not selected to participate by the School of Agriculture, via the interview process, and you complete this housing contract, you will be required to reside in another on-campus residence hall space.  Contact Dr. Jodi McDermott at 608.342.1366.


Hello Cooper!

You’ve made it to May! The semester is almost over and Cooper will be closing before you know it. Please be sure to read through the following reminders to ensure a successful last couple weeks and make your move-out as easy as possible!

Severe Weather: I know we recently had a thunderstorm roll through Platteville, so I thought I would mention severe weather.  The spring is often known for poor weather. It is likely that we may experience thunderstorms and potential unsafe weather. When the weather is poor, we ask that you remain inside where it is safe and do not put yourself in danger by staying outside and storm watching. In the case of a tornado or severe weather, please pay attention to announcements made over the emergency system. All students should move to the lower hallway corridors away from windows. You can expect a drill to occur later in April to practice what to do in severe weather.  Please consult a staff member or the Residence Life Handbook for policy and procedure questions.

Closing Information: Your RA should have had a closing wing meeting with you to tell you what you need to do in order to leave.  New this year, we are leaving the beds unbunked!  Please make sure to look at the diagram provided on the closing information bulletin board.  You will also be receiving a checklist of things you need to do prior to leaving.  This checklist will be taped to your door.  Please leave it where it is taped as staff utilizes that form when they do checkouts. 

Finals:  Finals are almost here!  Make sure you take the necessary time to study hard!  Best of luck to all of you as you take your finals!

Summer Housing: If you are planning on staying in Platteville this summer and are looking for a place to live, you can always stay right on campus in Southwest Hall! Southwest Hall will be open for summer residents to rent out a space on a weekly basis. This is a great option for residents planning on staying just a short time or all summer long. Staying in Southwest lessens the hassle of having to move. Check out the Residence Life website for more information!

Opening: Cooper Living and Learning Center will reopen on September 3rd for new students (freshmen and transfer students), and September 4th for returning students.  If you are a returning student and wish to arrive on September 3rd, a small charge may apply for moving in early.  More information will come out toward the end of the summer. 

Thank you:  On behalf of the staff of Cooper, we thank you for a great year in the building.  We hope that this year has been filled with memories that will last you a lifetime and look forward to seeing you again in the fall!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Be safe and be well,

Ian Dreger
Cooper LLC Resident Director

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Cooper Living Learning Center Info

Sign up for Cooper LLC begins on November 16 for students who are Junior standing and above.  Please go to The Department of Residence Life webpage and click on "Room Reservations".  By signing a contract for Cooper LLC, you are signing an academic year long contract that is legally binding.  You will receive information on the School of Agriculture interview process for Cooper LLC shortly after you sign up with Residence Life.  Should you not meet the criteria during the interview process, your contract with the Department of Residence Life is sill legally binding and you will need to sign up for a different residence hall for 2016-17.

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