The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is proud to offer a living learning community (LLC) for all first-year students who are interested in innovation. The Innovation Living Learning Community is located in the recently renovated Dobson Hall.

The Innovation LLC will help in your transition to college life and provide an opportunity for you to develop meaningful friendships with other students. Students will build strong personal and academic networks with each other and with faculty and professionals.


You must be an incoming first-year student during the fall semester to join the Innovation LLC. Students of all majors can join the LLC.


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

  • 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.
  • Access to the Huff Family Innovation Center.
  • Direct Engagement with the IDEA Hub Accelerator.


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

  • Study groups and tutors.
  • Interactive events with industry professionals and professors and staff.
  • Presentations and workshops on academic and campus involvement, career exploration, resume building, and interviewing.
  • Social activities on and off campus.
  • Activities to inspire innovation.
  • Steps to become a part of the Explore EMS LLC:

    1. Be sure to check “Innovation LLC (Dobson Hall)” as your preference on your housing application.
    2. Submit your housing application and deposit to Residence Life. You can login again and change it if you have already submitted your housing application.
    3. Complete the online Innovation LLC Registration online form.
    4. Mail the $100 LLC participation fee.

    You are not officially in the Innovation LLC until all three steps are completed above and you have received your acceptance email. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Single rooms are not allowed in the LLC unless there is an approved medical request.


  • The mailing address will be in your confirmation email after you register or contact us at

    The $100 fee is used to cover the cost of increased staffing and programming. Scholarships are available based on financial need. Deadline to make the payment is June 1 or within 10 business days after registration.

    Scholarships are available based on financial need. Spots may be given to other students on the waiting list if payment is not received by the deadline. You are not officially in the LLC until you have submitted payment and received a confirmation letter.

    Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any eligible, conditionally admitted student. There are 52 spots in the LLC.

  • If you decide not to attend UW-Platteville or choose not to be in the Innovation LLC after you have signed up, you may request a refund of your $100 fee, minus a $10 processing fee, by emailing If a student leaves the LLC, they will no longer be part of the community. The $100 programming fee is not pro-rated or refunded in part.

  • Applications for the wait list are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified if a spot is available in the LLC. Unless you are notified, please do not send in your $100 fee. If you are entering UW-Platteville for spring semester, email to find out if there are any openings.

    Get added to the wait list

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

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