Engineering Commons

The Engineering Commons is a living learning program for freshman engineering students, designed to ease the transition into the rigors of university life by offering academic, professional and social support. 

The Engineering Commons provides an atmosphere that encourages students to:

    • Strive for academic excellence
    • Develop a strong, cohesive support system that will serve them throughout their academic career
    • Recognize how academic and professional careers are interrelated
    • Discover what it means to be part of a community of scholars

Success in Engineering
Students enrolled in our living learning program are more likely to remain in engineering than students who choose to live elsewhere on campus. 

Peer Mentoring & Tutoring
Engineering Commons offers residents access to peer mentors and peer tutors to support each student’s academic and personal growth.

Peer mentors are upper-class engineering students who live in the residence halls and help students navigate their first year of college. Peer mentors also plan and host engaging activities to help students get involved and have fun with other freshmen. 

Peer tutors are available five nights a week and are located right inside each residence hall. Tutors help students with first-year engineering, math and science courses, helping to guide the academic efforts of freshmen as they transition from high school to college.

Expanded Opportunities
Living learning communities work, and we want more students to experience the success associated with this program. This fall, we’ve expanded our program from one residence hall housing 650 students to multiple residence halls with the capacity to house up to 3,000 students. 

Cost
There is no additional cost for living in the Engineering Commons. Commons and Modular style residence hall rates are $3,138 per semester (2016-2017 rate). 

Interest Groups
We have established targeted communities to provide students with the individual support they need to effectively transition into university life. From entrepreneurship-focused communities to leadership and healthy living — we’ve got you covered. 

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