ENGINEERING VILLAGE @ THE COMMONS
About the Community
Engineering 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
To participate in the Engineering Village @ The Commons, students must:
- 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”.
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…
- 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
- 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 programming 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.
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
- Apply to the Engineering Honors Program and/or be a University Honors student
- Find the Engineering Honors application at https://engineering.tamu.edu/programs/eh/admission
- 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
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.
During a specific period of time, students selected for this program will be able to choose a roommate(s) from other students selected for the same Living Learning Program. Students may post profiles within the myHousing Portal and view responses by other students to their roommate questionnaire (i.e., sleep schedule, noise, cleanliness, etc.). Following this specific time period, students will be assigned a room with their requested roommate within the block of rooms designated for the Living Learning Program.
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.