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.
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.
Within each learning community, the seminar is a key part of the resident experience. In addition to the seminar, we strongly encourage residents to take advantage of the many other unique activities and events offered. You can participate in as many or as few programs as you would like, but the more active you are, the more opportunities you will find.