Thursday, October 12, 2017

Welcome 2017-2018!


We are so excited for you to visit our UWM Living Learning Community Blog for 2017-2018! 

Feel free to check out old posts - we go back a few years so you can see some of the great things we do if you are in an LLC!

We are about 7 weeks into the semester, so we will start to have new blogs posted weekly from different communities that showcase what has happened so far this semester.

One thing to note, over the next few weeks we will be doing some website updates. If things look weird during that time, bear with us while we make improvements!

If you have any questions specifically about LLCs, reach out to, or ask about us on your next campus tour!

Panther Pride!

Rachael & Anna

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Peck Prom to Kick-off Spring Semester

This month was certainly a blast in the Music and Dance LLC. On February 10th the Black and Gold Committee hosted its first annual Peck Prom. The Peck Prom was open for all students in the Peck School of the Arts. The theme for the prom was 80’s, 90’s and early 2000s music.  People were highly encouraged to dress up in themed costumes. Many of the residents from the LLC dressed up with big teased hair, bright colored clothes and makeup in order to create the perfect costume. The prom was hosted in the Kenilworth building so we all took the shuttle over.  At the prom there was also a button making center, a fun photo booth, food, and a make your own trophy. Even though the DJ didn’t get the memo of the 80s/90s/2000s theme, a lot of people requested the good classics. We all danced and jammed out to Smash Mouth’s All Star. This song is become the theme song for the LLC. Residents always share funny memes about the song.

Another thing that happened this month was that the sophomores had a big paper due for their music history class this past Friday. A lot of the residents formed paper writing groups and tried to motivate each other to get it done on time. A big group of us went to the library on Tuesday to try to get some research done and to find some good sources. Since the paper was wrapped up on Friday, every one was feeling a lot of stress lifted off their shoulders. Later that Friday evening a group of residents went to the UWM orchestra concert to see their follow residents/friends perform.


All in all, it was a productive month, socially and academically.

-RA, Madison

Screening and Awards for 24-hour Films!

Welcome back Film Goers!

      February was a blast! As the LLC residents wrapped all of their hard work on their 24 -hour films, it was time for the screening and award ceremony. As we finished up the last-minute plans for the award ceremony we had concerns if everything was going to come together how we wanted. However, with some awesome team work from our RA’s Ryan and Austin, RLC Lexy, and stakeholder Alex, we pulled off an amazing event. The event had a pretty good turnout since we used flicks to host this event we turned this space into the LLC Oscars. We created a step and repeat for them to take photos on so they could remember the moment as well as, some decorations, trophies, and a few pizzas to feed the crowd. We also threw in a chocolate fountain, that was the cherry on top of this event. The residents loved being able to view everyone’s work, and all of them being appreciated and applauded, made it all worth the craziness of organizing.  It was very nice that this event had a great crowd turn out from not only the residents in the LLC, but also resident from all over campus. The film makers truly enjoyed this. All in all, this event was hands down a success.

      Since both LLC events for the semester were so early we look forward to having one last social event for the residents before the semester is over. We want to get everyone together and have a little bit of a mixer just to say, “we made!”

-RA, Austin