Women in STEM Living Learning Community

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both the 2014-2015 freshmen and sophomore/transfer student LLcs are full! the freshmen llc has a waiting list.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has two living learning communities for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors (WiSTEM LLC). We offer one LLC for freshmen women and a second LLC for sophomore and transfer women.

An LLC is a group of students that are focused on a particular area of interest and live together in an on-campus residence hall. The WiSTEM LLC is a stimulating living environment, where women who are interested in STEM fields build strong personal and academic connections with each other and with UW-Platteville faculty and professionals. The WiSTEM LLC is dedicated to providing students with a nurturing environment, support network for academics and everyday life, and an exciting college experience. This atmosphere can help with the transition to college life and provide an opportunity for members to develop meaningful friendships.


Participants must be a freshman, sophomore or transfer female student at the beginning of a fall term and a STEM major in one of the following programs:

All Engineering Majors     Agricultural Education     Animal Science     Biology
Broad Field Science     Chemistry    Computer Science     Mathematics     General Science
Industrial Studies     Microsystems and Nanomaterials     Ornamental Horticulture
Reclamation, Environment and Conservation     Soil and Crop Science    
Sustainable Renewable Energy Systems    


As a resident of the WiSTEM LLC, you will have many unique opportunities, including:

  • Shared classes with other women in STEM 
  • Enhanced academic and social opportunities 
  • Greater involvement in learning 
  • Increased satisfaction with your UW-Platteville experience 
  • Friendships with classmates who may be in the same classes and academic programs 
  • Stronger academic relationships and better connections with faculty members 
  • Focused support from a resident assistant who is also a STEM major 
  • LLC members receive “extra attention” from LLC staff when it comes to navigating college life, finding resources, and getting support and advice
  • Common kitchenette and gathering area for fun activities and programs

LLC Activities

Some of the activities and events you could be involved with as part of the LLC include:

  • LLC study groups with students who have the same classes
  • Tutors in subjects such as math, chemistry, and English in the LLC residence hall
  • Interactive meetings and events with faculty and professionals
  • Women in STEM Mentor Program
  • Presentations and workshops on academic involvement, community service, research opportunities, career exploration, résumé building, and interviewing
  • Meals with faculty and LLC staff
  • Community and campus service activities such as mentoring young girls interested in STEM
  • Social activities as a group

There is a $100 fee to cover the cost of increased staffing, special events, gifts and enhanced resources.  Scholarships are avaiable based on financial need.

registration for incoming freshmen is closed.

  • Submit your housing application and $150 deposit to Residence Life.
  • Complete the REGISTRATION FORM to sign up for the WiSTEM LLC.
  • Mail in the $100.00 WiSTEM LLC fee.

After you have completed the online registation for the WiSTEM LLC, you need to send the $100 fee to:  (Checks payable to UW-Platteville WiSTEM LLC)

University of Wisconsin-Platteville WiSTEM LLC
Attention: Kim Sargent
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any eligible conditionally admitted student.  There are 26 spots in the LLC. No refunds will be given after May 1.

waiting list for freshmen

If you are unable to submit a registration, that indicates that the LLC is full.  Please submit a registration to be on the waiting list by clicking HERE.  Do not send in the $100 fee until you have been notified that there is a space in the LLC.

registration for fall 2014 sophomores or transfer students is closed.  

Deadline to register and pay your fee is February 28. After this date please confirm if there is openings by emailing wistemllc@uwplatt.edu before registering.

  • Sign up for a room in the LLC at your designated time and pay the $150 deposit to Residence Life.
  • Complete the REGISTRATION FORM to sign up for the WiSTEM LLC.
  • Mail in the $100.00 WiSTEM LLC fee through postal or campus mail or bring to Kim Sargent in 172 Ottensman Hall.
  • Payment not received by the deadline could result in losing your room in the LLC for next year.  Payment arrangements can be made if you contact Kim before the deadline.

After you have completed the online registation for the WiSTEM LLC, you need to send the $100 fee to:  (Checks payable to UW-Platteville WiSTEM LLC)

University of Wisconsin-Platteville WiSTEM LLC
Attention: Kim Sargent
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818

Registrations are only accepted for students who have signed up though housing to live in the WiSTEM LLC for next year.  Current freshmen LLC members have priority over non-LLC members. No refunds will be given after May 1.  We do not accept non-STEM majors in the LLC.

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