Thursday, October 20, 2016

Election Day is Quickly Approaching!

Welcome to UWM, U1.0: I’m First LLC!


The U1.0: I’m First Living Learning Community is UWM’s premiere First Generation Student LLC. U1.0 is for students whose parent(s)/guardian(s) have not completed a 4-year degree in the United States.

We are on the 2nd Floor of Riverview Residence Hall, which we love! We are on the same level as the cafeteria, laundry room, fitness center, outdoor patio, and community kitchen! We also have two floor lounges where we have been having events and study parties. This month we had an LLC Kickoff event and a calendar-making event. For our Kickoff we played a diversity game called Keep it Real and got to know each other through questions about our identities. We also gave out U1.0 T-Shirts and other swag from the UWM Inclusive Excellence Center.

Our LLC is themed around the election this year. This has led to some great discussions on the floor as well as in the classroom. This is the first election that the students are partaking in so we are very excited to get out and vote! In the LLC Class, which is about voter rights, students were trained as Deputy Voter Registrars. They’ve been volunteering around campus and in the Milwaukee community to help register voters and spread the word on why voting is so important.


Here is some quick information about Cassie and me:



Hello, my name is Cassie!
I am a peer mentor at UWM. A peer mentor can help out with many things, but the biggest role of a peer mentor is being a resource for all things UWM. I can direct students to resources that assist them in being the most successful student they can be! I am a biochemistry major, aspiring to be a dentist. I love being active and I am very approachable and easy to get along with!

Hello, I am Sara! I am the Resident Assistant for U1.0: I’m First LLC. As a first generation student myself, I’m so happy to have the opportunity to work with this exciting, new community! In my job I get to know all of the residents on our floor by building a one-on-one relationship with everyone and by hosting events. My major is Community Engagement and Education and I plan on working in a non-profit after I graduate. I enjoy making art, watching movies, and hanging out with residents.


Thank you for reading, check back next month to hear about how our Presidential Debate Watch party goes and see what else we’re up to!


Until next time,


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