University of Wisconsin–Madison
BLC residents eat outside at their devocation

Bradley Learning Community (BLC)

The BLC staff provided tremendous support of both my academic and personal goals; I felt truly cared for. I am so grateful for the friendships I’ve made.

Shanthi Cambala, BLC Resident

Programs and Activities

Bradley Interest Groups (BIGS) are just one way for residents to get involved within the community. BIGS are groups of students that feel passionately about a given topic and want the opportunity to meet others with that shared interest. BIGs can use BLC space to meet, can apply for funding from the Bradley Board for resources, and can put on events for the community. To start or join a BIG, contact Geethanjali Anand or Michaela Taychert.

The Bradley Board is your hall organization. The students that make up this group are responsible for planning all trips and events that occur in the Bradley community during the year. In the past, some of these events have included trips to Six Flags or an IMAX movie, and bringing in instructors to teach activities like yoga, dance, or martial arts.

Seminar Info

All BLC residents have the opportunity to take part in ILS 157: Bradley Roundtable Seminar. This one-credit seminar is highly recommended. It is a great way to get acclimated to the community and university, meet other residents and Peer Mentors, and form a relationship with a UW faculty member. Sections meet for an hour weekly beginning at the BLC Convocation Ceremony the day after you move to campus.

In addition to the weekly small section meetings there are also five Roundtable Dinners on various Monday nights throughout the first semester from 6-7:30 p.m. All students registered for Roundtable are required to attend these dinners with Faculty Fellows, Peer Mentors, House Fellows, and staff to listen to a variety of speakers and dine together over a delicious meal.

BLC Events

Learning communities offer a variety of activities to participate in throughout the academic year. If you are a current resident of the community, use this Google Calendar to see which events and programs are coming up. For future residents, this calendar can also be used as a resource to determine what types of programming you can expect as a resident of the learning community.

BLC Professional Staff

Susan Brantly

Professor of Political Science, Faculty Director of BLC

Stephanie Briggs

Area Coordinator

Ryan Podolak

Residence Life Coordinator

Jesse Wahl

Program Coordinator

BLC Faculty Fellows

Kurt Amann

Faculty Fellow - Zoology

Tom Dubois

Faculty Fellow - Scandinavian Studies

Ron Harris

Faculty Fellow - English

Jeff Henriques

Faculty Fellow - Psychology

Paul Hooker

Faculty Fellow - Chemistry

Evelyn Howell

Faculty Fellow - Landscape Architecture

Elizabeth Kelly

Faculty Fellow - Economics

Drew Lokuta

Faculty Fellow - Neuroscience

Jon Martin

Faculty Fellow - Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

Liz McCarthy

Faculty Fellow - Chemistry

Scott Mellor

Faculty Director of Norden House; Faculty Fellow - Scandinavian Studies

Alex Mok

Faculty Fellow - Cross-College Advising

Joe Towles

Faculty Fellow - Biomedical Engineering