The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has one Women in STEM Living Learning Community 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.


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:

College of EMS majors:
Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Science + x, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, EMS Undecided, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, General Engineering Undecided, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Math Education, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems.

College of BILSA majors:
Agriculture Education, Animal Science, BILSA Undecided (STEM Major), Biology, Construction Management, Construction Safety Management, Dairy Science, Environmental Horticulture, Industrial Studies Undecided, Industrial Technology Management, Manufacturing Technology Management, Occupational Safety Management, Reclamation, Environment and Conservation, Soil and Crop Science, Technology Education.

College of LAE majors:
Broad Field Science, Environmental Science and Conservation, Psychology, Forensic Investigation, Teaching majors in STEM fields.

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


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


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
  • Professional 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
  • Option to join the Women in STEM Mentor Program


Complete the Women in STEM LLC Registration. Registrations 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.

Registration closes May 1 or when the LLC is full. You will not be assigned a room in the WiSTEM LLC until your Residence Life Contract is complete. For questions, email