A Living and Learning Community is an environment where students with similar interests, scholarships, or majors live together on a dedicated floor in a residence hall. Students involved build strong friendships and campus connections that will help them find success in all aspects of college life.

Students in the West Campus STEM Community are interested in:

  • Physics 
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Statistics
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics

These students are enrolled in similar courses and are given several opportunities to explore professions within their field of interest. Also, West Campus STEM Community members have access to faculty and peer mentors, as well as academic success coaches that will help them to develop skills that are beneficial both in and out of the classroom. West Campus STEM is for incoming freshmen and incoming/returning sophomores.

The application is currently closed, please reach out if you have any questions.

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Who can apply?

Freshmen and sophomore students applying or returning to UNK for the Fall 2024 semester and are interested in majoring or currently majoring in: Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Engineering, Math, Physics 6-12, or Math 6-12.

Honors Program students who are pursuing West Campus STEM degrees are eligible to be “Dual Citizens” of both communities. 

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Why Join West Campus STEM?

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