Living Learning Communities
In support of the academic mission of the university, the Department of Residence Life is excited to offer the option for students to live in Living Learning Communities as well as Interest Communities. Associated with this mission, students will pay an additional fee of up to $100 to support programming and event opportunities associated with their choice of community, except the Cooper Agriculture LLC. Each LLC has a separate registration process. Please go to the website or programmatic department for the LLC of your choice to register and submit the $100 programmatic fee*.
The benefits of living within a Living Learning Community (LLC):
- Enhanced academic and social opportunities
- Improved grade point average
- Greater involvement in learning
- Increased satisfaction with your UW-Platteville experience
- Friendships with classmates who may be in the same classes and programs
- Stronger academic relationships and better connections with faculty members
The Cooper Agriculture Living Learning Community is for sophomore and above students who are majoring or minoring with the School of Agriculture and is housed at the Cooper Living & Learning Center. 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. Information about the LLC application process will be provided to you soon by the School of Agriculture.
The Cooper Agriculture Living Learning Community is located at the Pioneer Farm at the Cooper Living & Learning Center. View the Cooper Living & Learning Center virtual tour. For questions or additional information, contact Dawn Lee at email@example.com.
The Criminal Justice Living Learning Community enhances intellectual and personal development for first-year criminal justice students interested in career areas such as Law Enforcement, Forensic Investigation, Probation and Parole, Corrections, Private Security, Loss Prevention, and Juvenile Justice. Students will have the opportunity to participate in training and seminars facilitated by criminal justice professionals, attend career exploration field trips, participate in civic engagement projects, critically reflect upon the criminal justice field via guided discussions, and network with criminal justice professionals, faculty, and staff outside the classroom. Activities will include assisting with the Horrific Crime Revisited event at the Crime Scene House, working with employers via Career Day, and a correctional facility tour.
The CJ LLC is located in Dobson Hall. Contact Dr. Amy Nemmetz at 608.342.6131 for more information on the Criminal Justice LLC.
The Education Living & Learning Community is designed for students interested in pursuing a major in K-12 education who want to surround themselves with other students who are passionate about teaching. Through a series of academic and co-curricular experiences, residents will learn what it means to be a teacher-leader, enhance their understanding of the issues facing the education workforce today, and enrich their knowledge of students and curricular content. Students will also be a part of a community and build friendships that will last throughout their tenure at UW-Platteville.
The Education Living & Learning Community is located in Dobson Hall. Contact Dr. Jennifer Collins firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.342.1248 for more information on the Education LLC.
The Explore EMS LLC is a living learning community with a specific emphasis on creating a supportive environment for students interested in exploring an EMS major. This LLC is open to all genders. Even if you have chosen a specific major, but are interested in affirming or exploring other majors (in EMS), we welcome your participation.
While in the LLC, students will build strong personal and academic connections with each other and College of EMS faculty and professionals. This LLC is focused on providing you with guidance and career exploration by learning about the career paths that exist in the College of EMS majors. You will develop a support network for academics and everyday life with College of EMS professors and Advisors. Our 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.
This LLC is located in Dobson Hall. Dobson Hall is a traditional double occupancy bedroom style with a shared, private stalled, community bathroom. Students will share common courses and participate in co-curricular programming focused on career exploration. Students can expect to participate in hands-on activities with College of EMS faculty to help facilitate in class learning and receive support from a resident assistant who is also a College of EMS student. There will be additional support from Living Learning Community staff for navigating college life, finding resources, and getting advice.
The Women in STEM Living Learning Community is for freshmen, sophomores and first-year transfer students. The community provides an academic and personal support network for women studying in fields where they are traditionally underrepresented. The WiSTEM LLC is a living learning community with a specific emphasis on creating a supportive environment for students who identify as women as well as non-binary students. Visit WiSTEM LLC, for a list of qualifying majors.
The WiSTEM LLC participants can choose between two residence halls, Bridgeway Commons and Dobson Hall. Bridgeway Commons is a suite-style building with two double occupancy rooms connected with a private bathroom. Dobson Hall is a traditional hall experience with a double occupancy room experience and a shared, private stalled, community bathroom.
Academic opportunities and fun highlights of this community may include orientation pizza party, pumpkin patch, pottery painting, community service opportunities, study groups, lunches and banquets with STEM professors, career and professional development, company visits, end-of-year alumni reunion and sharing classes with others in the community (freshman only). The members of the community can also receive support and guidance from the LLC coordinator and student staff.
Residence Life Interest Communities (RLICs) are available to students who share a common interest. Interest communities are residential-based living-learning or themed programs designed to enhance the overall undergraduate student experience by fostering one-on-one relationships between faculty, staff, and students in a close-knit residence hall environment. Students are encouraged to explore intellectual, cultural, and social interests through experiential activities often linked to the academic curriculum. Unlike our LLC communities, RLICs do not have any Programmatic fees associated with them. RLICs are available to an entire building community at no additional fee.
Many studies have shown that students living within interest communities often achieve higher grade point averages and are more likely to persist until graduation than those students not living in them. In our RLICs, residents have a more effortless way of finding academic resources and social networks because these services will be readily promoted to them.
The First Year Experience Interest Community of Melcher Hall is designed to assist the freshmen transition from high school to college both academically and socially. The First Year Experience Interest Community provides students with social opportunities throughout the year with special emphasis on meeting people in the first few weeks of the semester to help form a tight-knit community. Students will also be given tips, resources, and programmatic opportunities aimed at helping them to reach their academic goals.
Eligibility: Open to all first-year students. Enrollment is closed once the building is filled.
Learn how to walk softly on the earth and build life skills by joining the Sustainability Interest Community! Together, students will focus on learning about the impact that we have on the world around us, and what we can do in our everyday life to make our environment healthy for years to come. Sustainability is the practice of "meeting the needs of the present while also enhancing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Students will learn by getting involved with the community garden on campus, group bike rides, Earth Day events, and recycling campaigns.
This community is located in Morrow Hall. This interest community is a great fit for anyone who is interested in learning more about sustainability. Enrollment is closed once the building is filled.
The Women’s Wellness IC of Wilgus Hall provides students with the opportunity to learn about and act on social justice issues facing women of intersecting identities today. The IC also focuses on empowering women to develop both personally and professionally. The IC takes a holistic approach to the development of women as it discusses topics such as physical health, mental health, financial literacy, intellectual growth, and civic engagement. Participants will be able to develop in a fun and safe environment supported by other strong women and their allies.
This IC is open to all residents who are interested in personal and professional growth.