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First-Year Interest Groups - Living Learning Communities

Explore floor communities at UW!


Choose your floor! UW offers First-Year Interest Groups and Living Learning Communities 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. 


Current Floor Offerings

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

Living with like-minded students can be a great way to start your academic journey on campus. At UW, you have a chance to choose a living community based on your interests, major, or identity.

Please note:

  1. Floor selection is not required. You can always choose "no preference."
  2. Placement on a floor is not guaranteed. Some floors may not have enough interest to be offered, and others may be at capacity.
  3. Selecting a floor community with required courses indicates consent to being enrolled in those courses. You will be automatically enrolled in those courses before you register for other classes.
  4. If you choose a floor with recommended courses, you will be automatically enrolled but can opt to remove the class from your schedule if you choose to do so. 
  5. Roommate requests can usually still be honored if your requested roommate is on the same floor or has listed "no preference" as their option.
  6. If you have questions, contact Mollie Hand at

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