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!

With March, comes a lot of exciting events happening in the hall and on campus. However, before highlighting those, remember to stay on top of your studies. I am sure many of you will have mid-terms, papers, and other projects that you have to complete within the next couple of weeks before spring break. Remember to put in the time NOW so you are not struggling to get out of the hole you’ve dug yourself into. It is always okay to ask for a little help. Your RAs and I are here for you. Don’t forget about all the other awesome resources that campus can provide as well.

Spring Break: This is always an exciting (and usually much needed) break! If you are heading home for spring break, think about whether or not there is anything you can take home now, as opposed to at the end of the semester. This could make move out at the end of the year a little easier.

Summer Hall & Summer Storage: Coming soon, look for information on summer housing as well as summer storage. Summer housing is a great option if you are staying in the Platteville area this summer to work or take classes. Summer storage is a great option if you are returning to the residence halls in the fall and do not want to take everything home with you this summer.

Friday Night Clubs (FNCs): If you are looking for something fun to do on Friday nights, be sure to check out each week’s FNC. They are a great thing to do with friends, a great way to meet new people, and a great way to have fun!

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE): The NSSE is a way for university campuses to learn about the experiences of first-year and senior students. The survey gives a picture of how the University of Wisconsin-Platteville undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. If you are a freshmen or sophomore, you should have received an email inviting you to participate. Please take a few minutes to do so! NSSE offers students an opportunity to give voice to their experience. The results of the survey help the university make changes that benefit students.

Summer Jobs: Do you have a summer job yet? If not, now is a good time to start thinking about lining something up. Look for some great opportunities not only in your hometown, but here on campus as well!

Taylor M. Burke
McGregor Hall Resident Director
Cooper Living and Learning Center Resident Director

Residence Life: Cooper Information

Cooper Living Learning Center Info

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.

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