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 2021-2022. You may view a community profile page and contact information for its coordinators, by clicking on the community name from the menu on the right.

Cambridge Commons

  • Architecture Sustainability (Architecture 1)
  • Art & Design 2D & 3D
  • Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres
  • Transfer Community

Sandburg Hall (all projected to be in the newly renovated South Tower, unless otherwise indicated)

  • American Sign Language (West Tower)
  • Business Panthers
  • Engineering House for CEAS Majors
  • Exploring Majors
  • Future Elementary Educators
  • Health Professions
  • Honors House
  • Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies
  • Local 2 Global
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre)

Sandburg East Tower LLCs for Returners Only

  • Architecture Design (Architecture 2)


Why Join a Living Learning Community?


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 comradery 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.

LLC Change Request Form

Thank you for your inquiry. At this time, no additional changes can be made to your Living Learning Community preference. If you have further questions or LLC inquiries, please contact .

LLC Requests and Changes

Thank you for your interest in LLCs at UWM. Unfortunately, we are no longer have the LLC Change Request Form due to the volume of students still needing housing assignments and length of time between now and Move-In.

If you would like to still join an LLC and already have a University Housing Contract, you can email with your request. You will then be put onto a waitlist and reached out to if we have the ability to move you into the space after Move-In. At that time we would give you the option to move into the LLC.

If you are currently in an LLC and you would like to drop that LLC, you can email with your request. We will administratively drop you from the LLC, but it is unlikely we will move your current housing assignment. If you are currently placed in an LLC that has a waitlist, however, your assignment might change to make space for students who want to join the LLC.

If you are currently on a waitlist for an LLC, we still keep you on the waitlist and continue to place you into the LLCs as space becomes available, before and after move-in.