Bradley Learning Community (BLC)

Bradley Residence Hall | 246 residents (all double rooms; coed by wing)
Sponsored by the College of Letters and Science | $200 learning community fee

Coming to college can be both exciting and maybe a bit overwhelming. For many of you, college will also be the first time you’ll be away from home for an extended period of time. The Bradley Learning Community (BLC) is a high-energy, high-involvement, close-knit environment that brings you fully into the "Wisconsin Experience." It utilizes its faculty and student and professional staff to minimize the nerves of moving away from home and amp up the excitement of moving into one of campus’ most popular learning communities.

Bradley Residence Hall is the only exclusively freshmen residence hall on campus. This makes the BLC unique, because it is our only community with 100 percent freshmen living in it. Bradley students tell us year after year what a great experience the BLC has been; they have formed life-long friendships, discovered passions and abilities they didn’t know they had, and developed deep connections to the UW-Madison campus and greater Madison community. The BLC believes that learning does not stop at the classroom door and provides students with answers, experience, and connections that make it easier to navigate a rich and complex campus.

Program Goals:

  • Provide a living-learning environment for first year students that promotes a successful transition from high school to college life
  • Encourage collaborative learning between students, faculty, and staff
  • Prepare students to become integrative scholars and active participants in the university community and beyond


Contact: Jesse Wahl  (Program Coordinator)