The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is proud to offer a living learning community (LLC) for any first-year or second-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.


To join the Innovation LLC, you must be an incoming first or second-year student during the fall semester. Students of all majors can participate. Participants are required to enroll in BUSADMIN 2990: Business and Entrepreneurship Experiential Learning, a one credit course.


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

  • Learn how to bring a napkin sketch prototype or innovative idea to market.
  • 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.
  • Priority access to the Huff Family Innovation Center.
  • Direct Engagement with the IDEA Hub Accelerator.
  • Be part of developing a unique program.


Activities and events in the LLC are designed to build connections between LLC members and faculty and to help members 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.
  • Other activities as requested by members.

Experiential Learning Class Schedule

Students are expected to enroll in and complete BUSADMIN 2990: Business and Entrepreneurship Experiential Learning. This 1-credit course is an intensive in-person weekend experience, with a reflection paper due at the end of the semester. The class will meet at the IDEA Hub on Main Street in Platteville on the following dates: Friday, Sept. 15; Saturday, Sept. 16; and Sunday, Sept. 17. Members of the LLC are required to attend.


The current schedule is below. As event dates get closer, the schedule may be adjusted.

Day 1: Friday, TBA 5-9 p.m.

Day 2: Saturday, TBA 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Day 3: Sunday, TBA 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

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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