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Living Learning Communities


WHAT IS A LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY?

Living-Learning Communities, or LLCs, are groups of students who share the same academic interests, identities, or types of involvement. These students live together on the same floor of the residence halls, are led by Resident Assistants who often share the same interests or identities, and participate in activities related to their LLCs’ theme. LLCs are designed for students to build connections with others similar to themselves and also facilitate learning outside of the classroom.

 

WHAT IS A FRESHMAN INTEREST GROUP?

In addition to LLCs, the University of Wyoming also offers First-Year Interest Groups or FIGs. FIGs are communities for first-time freshmen with the same academic interest who live together on the same floor in the residence halls, take three or four of the same classes, and interact with faculty in their discipline. FIGs are generally designed to meet University Studies requirements, so even if you decide on a different major, most of the courses you complete as a part of the FIG will count towards your new degree. You can learn more about FIG offerings at uwyo.edu/figs

We encourage all residents to be involved in an LLC or FIG during their time in the residence halls. They are a fun and engaging way to live on campus!


LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

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  1. Be an engaged member of their residence hall community

  2. Have an increased sense of belonging at UW

  3. Become more successful in their academic pursuits


AVAILABLE LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Air Force ROTC

A community set aside in McIntyre Hall for Air Force cadets.

 

Army ROTC

Cadets of the UW Cowboy Battalion share a floor in White Hall.

 

Engineering

The Engineering LLC provides support and resources for UW’s future engineers, including a dedicated computer lab, access to faculty and tutors, and similar course selection. Three floors in McIntyre Hall span this LLC with one floor available only to male-identified students. Priority will be given to first-year students.

 

Exploratory Studies

Students in the Exploratory Studies program (those who have not yet declared a major) live together in Downey Hall with additional support from ACES staff on discovering their academic path.

 

Female-Only

A community in McIntyre Hall which houses only female-identified students. This floor is shared with the Women in STEM LLC.

 

Fine Arts

A community in McIntyre Hall where students interested in the fine arts can live together - music, dance, art, theater, etc. This floor is shared with the Foundations in Art & Art History FIG.

 

First-Generation

Located in the Tobin House, first-generation students (neither parent nor guardian has a four-year degree) are offered the opportunity to live together in a recently renovated house on Sorority Row with dedicated resources to help them succeed.

 

Health Sciences

For students who are interested in pursuing a major or career in the health sciences (nursing, medicine, physical therapy, etc.). The floor in White Hall will be located just above the Kinesiology & Health Sciences and Explore Health Careers FIGs.

 

Honors Community

In collaboration with the Honors College, the Honors Community works to provide support, resources, and programming to Honors students. The Honors Community is made up of three floors in Downey Hall as well as the Honors House on Fraternity Row.

 

Interfaith

For any student interested in learning more about different religions from around the world. All students, regardless of their affiliation, are encouraged to apply to live together in the community in Orr Hall. 

 

Native Students

This is a community offered to support Native students at the University of Wyoming in collaboration with the Native American Education Research and Cultural Center (NAERCC). This is for Native students only and provides events centered on the Native American culture. This LLC is housed in McIntyre Hall Hall. 

Sophomore/20+

Students in this community must have sophomore standing status or be at least 20 years old by the first day of class. They will be located on the top floors of both Downey and Orr Halls.

 

Spectrum

For students who identify as LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual), additional diverse sexualities and genders, along with those who are supportive of those who identify as LGBTQIA+. This community is housed in Downey Hall.

 

Women in STEM

This is a community offered to female-identified students who are interested in or are majoring in any of the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. This LLC will be housed on a female-only floor in McIntyre Hall.


We encourage all residents to consider choosing one of our Living and Learning Community options! Each one of these communities caters to a specific interest or identity. Living and Learning Communities are designed for students to build connections with others while learning outside of the classroom. Research shows that students who are involved in Living and Learning Communities are more likely to feel supported and engaged in the university community, and are more likely to be successful. Click here to view where the Living Learning Communities are located!

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