The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has two Women in STEM Living Learning Communities for women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degrees. An LLC is a group of students who are focused on a particular area of interest and live together in an on-campus residence hall. The WiSTEM LLC is an interactive and engaging LLC, where women who are interested in STEM fields build strong personal and academic connections with each other and with UW-Platteville faculty and professionals.

Located in Dobson Hall and Bridgeway Commons, the WiSTEM LLC is dedicated to providing students with a nurturing environment, support network for academics and everyday life, and an exciting college experience. This atmosphere can help with the transition to college life and provide an opportunity for members to develop meaningful friendships. Dobson is a renovated traditional style hall while Bridgeway Commons is a semi-suite style hall.

Eligibility

The LLC is open to incoming freshman, sophomore, and first year transfer women students at the beginning of the fall term and have a declared STEM major or undecided STEM major.

Eligible majors include:

Agriculture Education; Animal Science; BILSA undecided (STEM major); Biology; Broad Field Science; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Computer Science + x; Construction Management; Construction Safety Management; Cybersecurity; Dairy Science; Data Science; Electrical Engineering; EMS undecided; Engineering Physics; Environmental Engineering; Environmental Horticulture; Environmental Science and Conservation; Forensic Investigation; General Engineering undecided;  Geography; Industrial Engineering; Industrial Studies undecided; Industrial Technology Management; Manufacturing Technology Management; Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Mechanical Engineering; Occupational Safety Management; Psychology; Reclamation, Environment and Conservation; Software Engineering; Soil and Crop Science; Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems; Technology Education

Students who start in the spring term can become a member if there are openings. If you are starting in the spring, please email us at wistemllc@uwplatt.edu.

Benefits

As a resident of the WiSTEM LLC, you will have many unique opportunities including:

  • Opportunities to form study groups with other LLC members who live in your wing
  • Enhanced academic and social opportunities
  • Increased satisfaction with your UW-Platteville experience
  • Friendships with classmates in the same classes and academic programs
  • Stronger academic relationships and better connections with faculty members
  • Opportunities for networking with professionals from industry
  • Support from LLC staff with navigating college life, finding resources, and getting advice

Activities

Some of the activities and events you could be involved with as part of the LLC include:

  • Professional development and networking events with faculty, staff and industry professionals
  • Professor Meet and Greet
  • Networking with company representatives
  • Lunches with women STEM faculty and LLC staff
  • Community service activities such as mentoring young girls interested in STEM
  • Social activities on and off-campus
  • Company visits once per semester
  • Option to join the Women in STEM Mentor Program
  • Women in STEM themed Intro to College Life class

Registration

    1. Submit your housing application and deposit to Residence Life. Mark “WiSTEM LLC (Dobson Hall or Bridgeway Commons)” as your housing preference on your application. You can login again and change it if you have already submitted your housing application.
    2. Complete the LLC Registration Form.
    3. Mail the $100 application fee.

    Registration for the LLC closes June 1 for each academic year. You are not officially in the LLC until all three steps above are completed and you have received your acceptance email. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We only accept STEM majors and single rooms are not allowed in the LLC unless there is an approved medical request. If you are going to be a sophomore, check for an email from wistemllc@uwplatt.edu for registration instructions.

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  • The mailing address will be in your confirmation email after you register or contact us at wistemllc@uwplatt.edu.

    The $100 fee is used to cover the cost of increased staffing and programming. Scholarships are available based on financial need.

    Deadline to pay the fee for incoming freshmen and first year transfer students is within 10 business days after you register. 

    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 payment has been received. Contact Kim Sargent at 608.342.7137 or sargentki@uwplatt.edu if you need to make payment arrangements.

  • You can be added to the waiting list by emailing wistemllc@uwplatt.edu. Please do not send the $100 fee until you get a confirmation that you have been admitted to the LLC.

  • If you decide not to attend UW-Platteville or choose not to be in the WiSTEM LLC after you have signed up, you may request a refund of your $100 fee, minus a $10 processing fee, by emailing wistemllc@uwplatt.edu by May 1. After May 1, no refunds will be given.