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.
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.
From the desk of the resident director
Hello Cooper Residents!
If you have not already done so, make sure you stop by your professor’s office during their office hours. Even if you feel the class is going well and that you understand the content, make sure you pop in and say, “Hi!” Professors enjoy getting to know their students. You may be surprised at what you learn about your professor in a short conversation!
In addition to getting to know your professors, make sure you utilize the Academic Support Programs Office and other resources around campus this semester to help with your classes. You can find a list of campus resources here!
This semester, make sure you are taking care of YOU! Get enough sleep, eat right, utilize the PAC, find a club or organization, attend a comedian that CPR puts on, and attend McGregor Hall Council meetings in the basement of McGregor on Mondays at 9:15pm!
There are many exciting events coming up within the Department of Residence Life this month.
- February 7, 8 and 13 from 6:00 – 9:00pm is Boxes and Walls. This is an interactive diversity and inclusion experience over at Southwest Hall. Ask your RA to take you over!
- February 13, 14, and 15 is the annual Blood Drive at Velzy Commons in Ullsvik Hall. Donate blood or volunteer. UW-Platteville semester after semester continuous to have one of the larges blood drives in the Badger/Hawkeye region!
- You will begin to see a new campaign on campus, #pioneersunite. In an effort to show unity and help create a welcoming campus environment, look for more to come. You can find out more about #pioneersunite at Boxes and Walls.
Finally, fall 2018 room reservation will be coming up very shortly. First, make sure you are attending your RA’s wing meeting to find out more information. You will also be receiving an email from the Director of Residence Life introducing the process. Room reservation is based upon your credit standing. Below are the dates when you will be able to reserve your room. Remember, your $150 deposit must be submitted before you are allowed to reserve a room. Further information can be found on the Residence Life’s website.
February 12 – 14: Same room sign-up (except for Southwest Hall and Cooper LLC which have already begun their processes).
February 15 – 18: Students with greater than or equal to 60 post high school credits begin sign-up.
February 19 – 21: Students with 30 – 59 post high school credits begin sign-up.
February 22 – 25: Students with 15 – 29 post high school credits begin sign-up.
February 26: Returning students who have less than 14 post high school credits begin sign-up.
An important note before you sign up for a room for next year, think about the amenities that you would like to have, as well as your housing budget for next year! In addition, the two-year residency requirement that the UW system has is enforced. So, do not sign a lease off campus thinking you will get out of your live on requirement. You would hate to have to pay two housing bills!
Safety Tip of the Month: Mental health issues are quite common for students in their young twenties. It is so important to seek our help and assistance if something is not feeling right. Common signs of mental health changes include major changes in appetite, sleeping patterns, energy levels, and interest in certain activities. If you or a friend is experiencing some or all of these symptoms, we encourage you to seek support from our University Counseling Services located on the 2nd Floor of Royce Hall.
As always, please do not hesitate to stop by my office, located by the front desk of McGregor Hall.
Have a great semester and I will see you around!
Taylor M. Burke
McGregor Hall Resident Director
Cooper Living and Learning Center Resident Director
We are truly grateful for Jerry & Fran Cooper's support of the university.