A living-learning community is an environment where students with similar interests, scholarships, or majors live on a dedicated floor in a residence hall. Students involved build strong friendships and campus connections that help them find success in all areas of college life.

Students in the West Campus STEM community are interested in physics, engineering, math, and astronomy. They share common courses and have opportunities to explore professions in their field. Community members also have access to faculty and peer mentors as well as academic success coaches that will help develop skills beneficial both in and out of the classroom. West Campus STEM is for incoming freshmen and incoming/returning sophomore students.

The application deadline for fall 2023 students is March 31.

students walk outside discovery hall

Who can apply?

Students who are applying to UNK and have an interest in majoring in one of the participating programs will benefit from this community:

Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Engineering, Math, Physics 7-12, Math 6-12

Prospective honors students who are pursuing West Campus STEM fields are eligible to be “dual citizens” of both communities.

three students view a laser in a dark classroom

Why Join West Campus STEM?

  • Study sessions for math and physics courses led by department faculty
  • Group meetings focused on unique math, physics, engineering, and astronomy activities
  • Make friends and build connections with students who share the same interests
  • Relax with fun problem-solving games and provided snacks
  • Get career advice and meet with industry professionals