Residential Learning Community

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Residential Living Learning Communities include common classes and an assigned living component. Students in a living learning community will take 1 - 3 classes together and live on the same floor or in the same building whenever possible.

Art and Design

This learning community is a place where art majors can develop design skills and be inspired by fellow artists. Students will work on their artist statement in their ENGL-101, (Freshmen English Composition). Students will be linked in ENGL-101, ART-101, (Two-Dimensional Design), and ARTH-223, (Survey of Art) courses in the fall semester and ENGL-102, (Freshmen Reading & Related Writing) plus ART-200, (Drawing II) in the spring. Available to Art students only. For more information, click here

Engineering

The Engineering Living and Learning community is open to all freshmen in Manufacturing Engineering or Plastics Engineering majors. Your involvement in this community will allow you to tour area companies, learn about major related student organizations (Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Society of Plastics Engineers), connect with faculty members in your major area, and have fun, too! For more information, click here

Living OUT Loud

This living learning community is for first-year students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or any other sexual orientation or gender identity/expression--and their friends and allies! Students will create a supportive and inclusive community that encourages academic and personal growth and forges alliances with students in other diversity and social justice focused learning communities. Members of the community will be connected by one course per semester, SOC-110 (Introductory Sociology) in the fall and GEOG-104 (World Geography) in the spring. Instructors are very supportive and courses are LGBTQ-inclusive. Interested students can contact the LGBTQ Program Office, millerjul@uwstout.edu, # (715) 232-5622, for more information. For more information, click here

World Travelers

Are you interested in learning about and experiencing other cultures as well as sharing information about your own? This living learning experience is ideal for students planning to study abroad; for international and exchange students; for students studying foreign languages; and for any student simply interested in world affairs. Join this learning community and engage in the opportunity to make friends with similar aspirations from across Wisconsin, the US and the world. Students will take GEOG-104 (World Geography) fall semester. For more information, click here

Applied Science Learning Community

This living learning community of applied science freshmen will encourage connections with the Applied Science program, the UW-Stout campus, and businesses and organizations of the City of Menomonie. Live on the same residence hall floor with other freshmen Applied Science majors and enroll in the same section of APSC-101, (Applied Science Profession I). This learning community will include service learning projects such as stream clean-ups; rain garden maintenance, or invasive species removal. Make connections with faculty participating in the Applied Science Scholars Community. Open to Applied Science majors only. For more information, click here

ASPIRE to a Career Choice

Not quite sure what to major in yet? Our ASPIRE to a Career learning community provides an excellent opportunity to connect with other students in and outside the classroom that are also exploring their career choices. Together, students will discover their unique interests, values, and skills; match those to potential occupations and UW-Stout majors. Students will co-enroll in the Career Exploration Seminar (TRDIS-101) and American Government (POLS-210) which fulfills a general education requirement for most every major offered at UW-Stout). This learning community is sponsored by ASPIRE-Student Support Services and is available to eligible students only. Eligibility requirements include students with eligible income (receiving the PELL grant), first generation (meaning neither parent has graduated from a 4 year college or university) and/or students that have a documented disability recognized by University Disability Services. For more information, click here

ASPIRE to Serve

The ASPIRE to Serve learning community is designed to help education students overcome the academic, personal, and social obstacles necessary to succeed at the college level. We will be integrating our individual experiences into the classes, as well as applying what we learn, to other classes and your personal and social journey through college. This allows coursework to be meaningful beyond the traditional limits of the classroom. By the end of the semester we will have blurred the line between our academic and personal lives, in order to align our individual identities, motivations and values with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop into and succeed as great civil servants. Furthermore, this will be the foundation for a long-term community and network of future teachers that can be useful to you long after these courses, through college, and into your career. For more information, click here.

ASPIRE to Lead

If you are looking for a connection with other potential future leaders, this is where you belong. To be a good leader, you must be a good learner. This learning community will offer you opportunities to work with others to explore questions that all good leaders and learners deal with, such as: Why is learning certain things so difficult for some of us, but easier for others? How can we learn faster and better? Where does motivation come from? What connection is there between setting goals and accomplishing goals?Through this exploration, you will develop close friendships; have access to academic support geared towards preparing you for leadership positions in the world of work, and within your community. Students will be connected by two classes in the fall: Strategies for Academic Success (TRDIS-120) and General Psychology (PSYCH1210). This learning community is sponsored by ASPIRE-Student Support Services and is available to eligible students only. For more information, click here.

ASPIRE to Succeed

The ASPIRE to Succeed learning community is designed to help students who are committed to overcoming the academic, personal, and social obstacles necessary to succeed at the college level. We will be integrating our individual experiences into the class, as well as applying what we learn, to other classes and your personal and social journey through college. This allows coursework to be meaningful beyond the traditional limits of the classroom. By the end of the semester we will have blurred the line between our academic and personal lives, in order to align our individual identities, motivations and values with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and succeed. Furthermore, this will be the foundation for a long-term community and network of students that can be useful to you long after this course, through college, and into your first careers. For more information, click here.

Stoutward Bound

Stoutward Bound is a program sponsored by Multicultural Student Services. Stoutward Bound is open to incoming, first-year students who identify as an American-ethnic minority. This program is designed to "jump start" the college experience by giving participants the support and encouragement needed for a successful transition to college. Throughout the academic year, students continue to participate in activities that promote a sense of community while learning strategies for success.Students come to campus two weeks before the start of the fall semester, stay in university housing, eat in university facilities and attend structured class formats Monday through Friday. You will also begin two classes during the early start and continue into the fall semester. There will also be activities for you to participate in, and of course you'll have free time too! The best part of Stoutward Bound is there is no additional costs/fees to students to participate. For more information, click here.