SUCCESSFUL LEARNING MEANS BEING INVOLVED IN A LEARNING COMMUNITY! A LEARNING COMMUNITY IS A COMPREHENSIVE EXPERIENCE THAT LINKS RESIDENTIAL, CURRICULAR, AND NON-CORRICULAR ACTIVITIES. GET A HEAD START TO YOUR COLLEGE SUCCESS BY JOINING A LEARNING COMMUNITY!
UW-Whitewater invites first year students to live and study with peers who share similar interests. In a Learning Community, about 25 students live together and share common courses. Learning Communities are led by faculty members who mentor students and encourage them to carry classroom discussions into their residential communities.
advantages of joining a freshman learning community:
- Exploring your academic and career options
- Developing leadership skills
- Organizing activities and leading committees within the Learning Community
- Connecting with a faculty or staff member in your area of interest
- Finding your passion in life
- Off campus experiences related to your Learning Community theme
- Building friendships that will last a lifetime
To promote your success in the Learning Community, you will be required to:
- Live in the residence hall assigned to your Learning Community
- Live with a roommate who if also in a community in your residence hall
- Take the courses selected for you by the Learning Community Office
* The LC office will pre-enroll students in the classes taken with their Learning Community. In order to remain a member of your Learning Community, you MUST stay enrolled in the one credit course, New Student Seminar, with your Learning Community Coordinator.