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  • Living Learning Communities

    Living Learning Communities integrate topic-driven learning within a dedicated living community of fellow students. Within an LLC, your peers and you will strive to apply knowledge outside the classroom, creating a true partnership of academics and real-world application. Living with a group of 28-38 other students will expand your residence hall experience to the furthest degree of education.

    When you apply for housing at UW-La Crosse, you can note your preference for participating in a Living Learning Community. By doing this, you will be taken to a separate application that will allow you to apply for the LLCs.

    Outdoor Recreation

    Go beyond your limits!

    Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Does living a life of adventure sound interesting? Then you should consider applying to live in the Outdoor Living Learning Community in Eagle Hall.

    The Outdoor Recreation Living Learning Community (LLC) is designed for students who have a passion and an interest for outdoor activities and the environment. They must be willing to be challenged, have a desire to gain skills outside of the classroom, participate in extra-curricular activities and events relating to the outdoors. No previous experience is required for participation- just a willingness to participate, learn, and to have fun! Residents of this community will pay an additional $400 to cover the cost of the extensive programming provided by the Outdoor Connection.

    Types of activities community members participate in

    1. Backpacking
    2. Stand Up Paddleboarding
    3. Kayaking
    4. Canoeing
    5. Camping
    6. Biking
    7. Caving (Spelunking)
    8. Climbing
    9. and much more

    As a member of this active and unique community you can expect to

    • Live in an environment and community for students who share an interest in the outdoors and in leadership
    • Experience programs and opportunities that will allow you to refine your leadership skills, explore career opportunities in outdoor recreation and be part of an active & supportive community
    • Help develop a community that is passionate about the outdoors and the environment

    If you have an interest in living in a community like this please contact Sam Pierce ( or Chris Dziekan, Assistant Director of Residence Life ( ​

    Service Learning

    Creating a better community

    The Service Learning Community was designed for students seeking to become engaged in the La Crosse community through volunteering and learning about service organizations in the area. This community was developed because the Office of Residence Life noticed the high level of involvement and commitment to service in the community UWL students have. The Service Learning Community, housed in Sanford Hall, provides students with opportunities to be a part of several service projects. 

    Examples of projects include group volunteering with children’s organizations, animal shelters/advocacy organizations, nonprofits which serve people experiencing homelessness, and a variety of other opportunities. Students will receive academic credit through the Political Science and Public Administration department (POL 250) for the learning taking place through hands-on experience, for a maximum of four credits within the academic year. 

    Residents of this community pay the same rate as any other student in a traditional hall, and students do not pay extra to receive academic credit as long as they stay under the 18-credit-a-semester threshold. 

    If this sounds like an experience you’re interested in, please contact Chris Dziekan, Assistant Director of Residence Life (

    Global Village (GV)

    Be a part of a global society

    The Global Village Living and Learning Community (LLC) is designed for domestic and international students to live together; immersing themselves in culture and learning from each other about the world we live in. The Global Village community is a diverse community of students who share common interests ranging from foreign language studies and cross-cultural understanding to the discussion of world affairs. 

    This community provides a cross cultural experience for students interested in broadening their understanding of world issues and cultures. The Global Village increases opportunities for international and domestic students to live and learn together through this common living environment.

    If you have an interest in living in a community like this please contact Chris Dziekan, Assistant Director of Residence Life ( ​

    Eagle Gray Global Village

    The Eagle Gray Global Village (GV) is designed for international and domestic students living on campus who are interested in gaining a cross cultural experience. By creating intentional programs focused on diversity awareness and knowledge, students will build personal relationships and gain a greater understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.

    Eagle Gray Hall has one floor dedicated to the Global Village, consisting of two houses (A and B). By applying to be a part of Eagle Gray’s Global Village you can expect your room to include two international and one domestic student or two domestic and one international student. Examples of programs include: Passport Incentive Program, Global Buddies, Cultural Coffee Hour, Travel Writing, and many more.

    Social Justice - Will be available for the 2017-2018 Academic Year 

    Creating safe spaces for all!

    The Social Justice Living and Learning Community (LLC) is intended to be an inclusive and accepting community that has a focus on social justice and diversity. The Social Justice community will actively explore equality, peace and genuine respect for others. Students will live with others who share similar passions and values to build a close community while forging friendships in this living environment. 

    Together students will live, learn and explore social activism, social change and the philosophical foundations of justice. 

    If you have an interest in living in a community like this where you would learn about social, political and economic injustices, causes of oppression and various forms of privilege and power please contact Chris Dziekan, Assistant Director of Residence Life (