First Year Experience

Learning Communities

UW-Whitewater invites first year students to live and study with peers who share similar interests. In a Learning Community, about 20-25 students live together, take courses together, and have a faculty or staff member from their area of interest lead them through their first year. Fall 2025 students, if you are interested in joining a Learning Community, please indicate your interest in the housing contract (starting October 1), and our office will contact you with more information. For questions, contact Christina Schwab, Manager of Learning Communities, at 262-472-3175 or

Sign-ups for Fall 2024 Learning Communities have now closed. For Fall 2025, please check back on March 1st, 2025 to sign up online! 

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First Year Experience Office
UC 245
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Phone: (262) 472-3205