Engineering Village @ The Commons

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

The Engineering Village 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 Village 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 900 students to multiple residence halls with the capacity to house up to 1,200 students. 

Cost
There is no additional cost for living in the Engineering Village. Commons and Modular style residence hall rates are $3,232 per semester (2017-2018 rate). 

Interest Groups

Engineering Village residents are provided with opportunities to participate in hands-on, theme-based activities. These activities are designed with student interests in mind.  For the 2018-19 academic year, students who participate in the Engineering Village @ The Commons are invited to declare multiple areas of interest to connect with other students around the following:

Engineering Interests:

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Global Engineering Perspectives
  • Leadership & Service
  • Earth, Environment, Sustainability
  • Energy, Transportation, & Infrastructure
  • Biological & Health Systems
  • Information, Data Management, Computing, & Cyber Security
  • Role of Engineering in Contributing to the Quality of Life & Happiness

Peer Networks:          

  • Access & Inclusion
  • Women in Engineering (WE)
  • First Generation College Students (FGEn)
  • Engineering Community of Scholars

Opting into any of these networks or interest groups allows Engineering Village staff to design programing for residents, but it does not drive students’ final housing assignment within the village. 

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