Students in a class section at Dejope Hall with Bucky


UW-Madison is a large university and may be a little intimidating at first. Taking a class in a residence hall or learning community can be a great way to meet other students and gain a greater sense of community on campus. Compared to students enrolled in the same traditional classes, students in these class sections find that they interact and study more with classmates outside of class and develop closer friendships with classmates.

Learning Community Classes

Each learning community offers a for-credit seminar only available to residents in that community. The seminar is related to the topic that the community focuses on, so participating in the seminar is a great way to learn more while taking a class with friends you’ve made.

Fall 2023 Learning Community Seminar Info

Fall Learning Community Section Options

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"I think the sense of community in the residence halls is really important for students' academic success. The University of Wisconsin is a big school and I think it can be intimidating a lot of times, especially for first-year students, so it's really nice to have the core group of people who you live with and have one or two or three classes in common."

Kate V, English 100-Freshman Composition Instructor