Having a ready-made support group makes all those college "firsts" a little less stressful — the first meal in the cafeteria, the first day of classes, and the first paper, midterm and final. Special events throughout the fall semester help students adjust to UWM.
Experienced StudentsEach LLC has two specially selected and trained student staff member assigned to it: a Resident Assistant and a First Year Mentor. These upper-class students serve as guides to you through all the experiences the first year brings.
- lives on the same floor as the LLC students
- can help you with all the questions about living in the residence halls
- helps connect you to campus and all the resources available to you
- introduces you to the First Year Center and all of its services
Both the RA and the Mentor work closely with the instructor of your LLC course(s) to help plan activities for your group.
Being part of an LLC allows you to have more contact and feel more comfortable building relationships with your instructors. You'll have a built-in group to study with, and you'll be able to get involved in campus groups or organizations related to your interests.