ENGINEERING COMMONS: ENGINEERING LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

About the Community

engineering competitionThe Engineering Commons: Engineering Living Learning Community (ELLC) is a residential program for engineering students. The ELLC is designed to offer an extension to the classroom by offering academic, professional and social support for students who live in the community.

The ELLC 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

Eligibility

  1. Students who have applied for admission to the College of Engineering, and
  2. Complete an on-campus housing application by March 1st.

Your LLP preference order you provide on your application will be taken into consideration. Please be mindful of this when submitting your housing application.

Program Components

An ELLC Peer Mentor is an upper-level engineering student living in the residence hall to help freshmen through their first year of college. Peer Mentors foster a sense of community within the residence hall by planning and encouraging participation in campus and in-hall activities.
Peer Tutors are undergraduate students who help freshmen with their first-year math, physics, chemistry, and engineering courses. They aim to support and guide the academic efforts of students during their transition from high school to college.
ELLC residents will be provided with opportunities to participate in hands-on, theme-based activities. These activities are designed with your interests in mind!

Community Themes

Due to the size of the our Academic Residential Experience District, the Engineering Living Learning Community has multiple buildings of engineering students. Thus, we cluster students further by ELLC theme. Explore the interest groups below and review additional eligibility requirements, if applicable.

The general ELLC program is for students who want to live with other engineering freshmen, but do not have an interest in participating in a theme-based program. Residents in the general ELLC will still have access to the same Program Components as residents in a themed program. However, the activities provided will be general in nature.

Additional Eligibility:

  • No additional eligibility requirements
Discover Engineering (Discover-E) is for students who know they want to be an engineer but aren’t sure which engineering major will be most effective in helping them reach their academic, personal and career goals. Spend time throughout the year exploring majors Texas A&M’s College of Engineering has to offer through faculty guidance and hands-on activities.

Additional Eligibility:

  • No additional eligibility requirements

Expectations:

  • Participate in a minimum of 3 major exploration activities per semester
Engineering Honors (EH)/ University Honors Living Learning collaboration, where engineering and non-engineering honors students will be co-located in a hall which provides academic, career development and cohort building opportunities designed to create a community of scholars and provide a “small school” experience within a world-class research university.

The Engineering Honors Community of Scholars (ECOS) is a residential experience for EH scholars that provides a comprehensive honors experience.  Students in ECOS will benefit from:

  • Community building through daily, informal interaction with EH scholars
  • Residence-based enrichment activities designed specifically for EH scholars
  • Networking opportunities with global engineering leaders in academia, industry and government
  • Experience how real-world problems are solved by many disciplines (solutions are better!)
  • ​Access to different ways of thinking and perspectives… discussions are more interesting!
  • Academic support systems that include tutoring and mentoring by peers

Additional Eligibility:

  • Apply to the Engineering Honors Program and/or be a University Honors student

Expectations:

  • Be accepted to and in good standing with the Engineering Honors program
  • Be actively engaged in the programming provided
  • Continuing students serve as peer mentors to other students in the LLP
The Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship LLC/P is for students who are interested in exploring their ability to envision, create and transform innovative ideas into action. Learn from faculty and students who have first-hand experience in innovation and entrepreneurship!

Eligibility:

  • Be enrolled in the College of Engineering
  • Apply for on-campus housing and select Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship as your first choice

Expectations:

  • Participate in a minimum of 2 I&E activities per semester
Global Engineers is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore world issues and begin grappling with the complexity of being a global citizen. Students can expect to be challenged through thoughtful dialogue on current world events, cross-cultural issues, and what we can do as engineers to improve the situation.

Eligibility:

  • No additional eligibility requirements

Expectations:

  • Participate in a minimum of 2 Global Engineers activities per semester
Healthy Living offers students the opportunity to experience an environment that aspires to foster wellness, promote health and safety, and support academic success. With a focus on the 7 Dimensions of Wellness, students will have a wide range of health-related experiences that encourage complete personal wellness.

Additional Eligibility:

  • No additional eligibility requirements

Expectations:

  • Participate in a minimum of 2 Healthy Living activities per semester
Leadership in Engineering will allow students to increase their confidence in public speaking, team building, goal setting, and conflict resolution skills within the engineering setting. Students will have the opportunity to serve on a variety of committees, under the guidance of an upper level mentor, to begin gaining leadership experience during their freshman year.

Additional Eligibility:

  • No additional eligibility requirements

Expectations:

  • Actively engage in a minimum of 3 leadership opportunities per semester
    • Available through the Leadership in Engineering program or across campus
    • Examples include, but are not limited to training, shadowing, or serving in a leadership role in an organization

Location

The Engineering Living Learning Community houses students within the Commons Halls (Mosher, Krueger, Aston) on the southside of campus. Students will be housed with other community members based on the ELLC theme they preference within the housing application. See a list of themes below.

Student Stories

Whether you are looking for a way to expand your engineering horizons academically or to experience that awesome Aggie network full of lifelong friends, the ELLC is definitely the way to go!
Living in the ELLC has been very helpful because of the peer tutoring. You don’t have to go far to get help on your work from someone who has been through the same classes
The ELLC peer mentors have been an invaluable part of my college career. They were there to help when it came to course work, scheduling, information on the Aggie Traditions, and so much more.
After finishing my first semester I remember that my peer mentor helped me tremendously by answering all my questions and being there for me when I needed her. During Howdy Week I recall that I went to her for guidance about classes and the different expectations of my professors and she stayed up with me until 2 a.m. answering my questions
Peer mentoring has been rather beneficial to my success during my first year in engineering, both academically and socially. I have greatly respected the help that peer mentors have provided to students in the ELLC. They have instilled confidence into me and my responses to question in lecture.
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Affiliated Faculty and Staff Contact Information

Name Title Department Email Phone
Katelyn Godsey Academic Advisor Dwight Look College of Engineering kgodsey25@tamu.edu 979.845.7200