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First-Year Interest Groups | Living Learning Communities

Choose your floor! UW offers Living Learning Communities or First-Year Interest Groups where you have a chance to share classes with your neighbors. Floor communities include fun activities that are designed with your interest in mind, and some floors with required courses offer a chance to get to know a professor who sponsors the floor.

Form long-lasting friendships and gain study skills from ready-made study groups of like-minded peers. Instead of making your way through those first research papers, final exams, and study sessions alone, you'll be part of a community of learners, yet you'll maintain the flexibility to be independent, too.

By joining a floor with required coursework, you are guaranteed a spot in your courses before they fill up. Some courses fill quickly, but students on FIG floors need not worry about not getting the classes they wanted. 


Explore Current Floors

You can select your Residence Life floor through our Floor Selection Form or when you complete your Residence Life and Dining Application. 

Living Learning Communities with required classes are designed to meet University Studies (general education) requirements, so even if you decide on a completely different major, most of the courses will still satisfy courses required of all students.

Benefits and Responsibilities

While some floors may have recommended courses or no courses associated with the location, FIGs are LLCs that include required courses. Acceptance into a UW FIG provides you early enrollment in the courses (which are often in high demand), access to special study groups and tutorials, and a range of cultural and recreational activities designed to make your fi­rst-year experience at the University of Wyoming especially purposeful and educational.

In return, participants are responsible for not removing any courses associated with the FIG. Students are encouraged to place a high priority on academic pursuits and make good use of the special opportunities and services available to them. Participants will be responsible for creating and maintaining an environment in classes and the residence hall that supports the purposes of the program.


  1. Placement is not guaranteed. Floors are filled on a first come, first served basis.
  2. If you are placed in a FIG/LLC, you will live in the residence hall assigned to it.
  3. Assignments to LLC housing will be made on a date-based priority, depending on when UW receives your applications. It's important to send your application as soon as possible, and at the same time you return your housing contract.
  4. The deadline for LLC selection is May 26. Students will be notified of their acceptance as applications are received.

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