Living Learning Community
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has two Women in STEM Living Learning Communities (WiSTEM LLC) for women pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees. We offer one LLC for incoming freshmen women and a second LLC for sophomore and transfer women. These living learning communities are located in Dobson Hall and Bridgeway Commons.
A Living Learning Community 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.
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.
You must be a freshman, sophomore or transfer woman student at the beginning of a fall term and have a declared STEM major or undecided STEM major.
The eligible majors are:
Agriculture Education; Animal Science; BILSA Undecided (STEM Major); Biology; Broad Field Science; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Computer Science; 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; 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.
As a resident of WiSTEM LLC, you will have many unique opportunities including:
- Shared classes with other LLC members
- 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
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 a semester
- Option to join the Women in STEM Mentor Program
- Women in STEM themed Intro to College Life Class
Freshmen and Transfer Students
- 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.
- Complete the LLC Registration Form.
- Mail the $100 application fee.
You are not officially in the LLC until all three steps are completed above 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 email@example.com for registration instructions.
The mailing address will be in your confirmation email after you register or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Refunds will be given, minus a $10 processing fee, if requested by email before May 1. No refunds will be given after May 1.
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 email@example.com if you need to make payment arrangements.
Applications for the wait list are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified if a spot is available in the LLC. Unless you are notified, please do not send in your $100 fee. If you are entering UW-Platteville for spring semester, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if there are any openings.
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 email@example.com. The deadline to request a refund is May 1. After May 1, no refunds will be given.