The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is proud to offer a Living Learning Community (LLC) for all first-year students in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science (EMS) who are interested in exploring majors and career paths in the engineering, mathematics, and science fields. The EMS LLC is located in the recently renovated Dobson Hall.

An LLC is a group of students who live together in a residence hall and share a particular area of interest. The Explore EMS LLC is a stimulating living environment for first-year students in the College of EMS who are interested in learning more about EMS majors, career opportunities, and professional and social development.

Maybe you are undecided in your major in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. Maybe you have declared a specific major, but you are interested in confirming your major or exploring other majors. You are in the right place. This LLC is for you!

The Explore EMS Living Learning Community will help in your transition to college life and provide an opportunity for you to develop meaningful friendships with others who have similar academic goals. Students will build strong personal and academic networks with each other and with College of EMS faculty and professionals. This LLC is dedicated to providing you with major and career exploration opportunities.


You must be an incoming first-year student in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science during the fall semester to join the Explore EMS LLC. The eligible majors are:

Broadfield Science, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, EMS Undecided, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, General Engineering Undecided, High School Mathematics Teacher, High School Science Teacher, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Undecided, Mechanical Engineering, Middle School Mathematics Teacher, Middle School Science Teacher, Software Engineering and Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems.


As a member of the Explore EMS LLC, you will have many unique opportunities, including:

  • Touring company facilities.
  • Enhancing academic and social opportunities.
  • Greater involvement in learning.
  • Increasing satisfaction with your UW-Platteville experience.
  • Friendships with classmates who may be in the same classes and academic programs.
  • Building stronger academic relationships and better connections with College of EMS faculty members and professionals.


Activities and events in the LLC are designed to build connections between LLC members and faculty, help members explore majors and careers in EMS, and grow personally and professionally. Activities and events may include:

  • Study groups and tutors.
  • Interactive events with industry professionals and EMS professors and staff.
  • Presentations and workshops on academic and campus involvement, career exploration, resume building, and interviewing.
  • Social activities on and off campus.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn how the College of EMS is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion:

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EMS Dean's List

Every semester we recognize students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher & 12 completed credits. 

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