Living Learning Communities

As a member of a Living Learning Community at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, you get to be part of a “community within a community” by living in the residence halls among students with similar interests. There are multiple Living Learning Communities at each UWM residence hall.

LLC topics vary from year to year. For the most recent set of offerings, check out the “Community Choices” section, below.

About LLCs

Each LLC’s students live in the same area (floor/wing) of the residence hall, and usually take a class together. There is no additional cost to be part of an LLC. Living in an LLC makes it easier to meet classmates, form study groups, and get involved in leadership opportunities. Students in LLCs report making friends faster, have higher GPAs, and graduate at a better rate, than students who do not live in LLCs.

Community Choices

The communities listed below are projected to be available for 2015-2016. You may view a community profile page and contact information for its coordinators, by clicking on the community name below.

Cambridge Commons

  • Architecture Sustainability
  • Art & Design
  • Fraternity & Sorority Explorations
  • Local 2 Global (L2G)
  • Spanish Language House

Purin Hall

  • Panther Military, Veteran, and ROTC Community

RiverView Residence Hall

  • Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres
  • Health Professions

Sandburg Hall

  • American Sign Language
  • Business Panthers
  • The CQ: Career Quest
  • Dance Foundations
  • Education and Leadership
  • Honors House
  • Engineering House for CEAS Majors
  • Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies (JAMS)
  • Music Community
  • Social Justice, Diversity & Pride
  • Transfer Community
  • UWM.NET

Special LLCs for Returners Only

  • Honors House 2
  • S’MORE: Sophomore Year Experience
  • Art & Design 2

Why Join a Living Learning Community?

Support

The first meal in the cafeteria. The first class session. The first paper due. The first final exam. They can all present challenges for individual students. Yet, they are a very common experience for most UWM students. Participating in an LLC connects you with others students going through the same things at the same times. In addition to the comraderie of being in a community with shared interests, you will enjoy the benefit of special events and activities throughout the year that are designed to help you adjust to college, while encouraging the development of friendships with other residents who have similar interests and ambitions.

Experienced Students

Each LLC has a specially selected and trained staff that work with it. This staff includes: the Residence Life Coordinator (a full-time employee of University Housing who is responsible for the students in their specific building), Faculty members, a Resident Assistant, and/or a Student Success Center Mentor.