ENGINEERING VILLAGE @ THE COMMONS

About the Community

engineering competitionEngineering Village @ The Commons is a residential program for engineering students. This LLC is designed to offer an extension to the classroom by offering academic, professional and social support for engineering students who live in the community.

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

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the Engineering Village @ The Commons, students must:

  1. Have applied for admission or have a major within the College of Engineering

Please know additional requirements may be applicable based on an individual engineering theme or interest area.  For example, the Engineering Honors Community of Scholars (ECOS) requires applicants to submit their Engineering Honors program application to fully complete the ECOS application.  Additional details are provided below under “Community Themes”.

Program Components

Engineering Village Peer Mentors are upper-level engineering students 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.
Engineering Village 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

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:

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

Peer Networks:

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

Opting into any of these networks or interest groups allows Engineering Village staff to design programing for residents, but it does not drive your final housing assignment within the village.  To learn more about the Engineering Village and current events, visit the College of Engineering’s website.

Please review additional eligibility requirements below, if applicable, for select Peer Networks.

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

Buildings

Aston Hall

Mosher Hall

Krueger Hall

Engineering Honors Community of Scholars (ECOS) and some Women in Engineering students will have room assignments together within one building per program requirements; however, most Engineering Village students will be able to choose any of the buildings above.

Roommates

Auto-assigned to a room within one of the buildings based on roommate questionnaire, including roommate preferences. Then, there will be a time period specified in the acceptance letters for members to change their room assignment within the community via the myHousing Portal – if desired.

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 Engineering Village is definitely the way to go!
Living in the Engineering Village 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 Engineering Village 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 Engineering Village. 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
Camille Belle, M.Ed. Graduate Assistant Engineering Academic and Student Affairs easa-evillage@tamu.edu  979.845.7200
Andrea M. Ogilvie, PhD, P.E. Assistant Dean for Student Success Engineering Academic and Student Affairs easa-evillage@tamu.edu  979.845.7200