Engineering Learning Community
Since 2003, the School of Engineering has been proud to offer the Engineering Learning Community (ELC) program for freshmen engineering and computing students. The program helps freshmen build the study habits and peer support that can be vital to their success.
Students selected for the ELC program will be assigned a room in Ellsworth Residence Hall. Living among other engineering students is a great way to not only meet other students in your program but also to form those essential study groups for your first year courses. If selected for the ELC program, you will not go through the online self-selection process for room assignments beginning in March 2014. Instead, the School of Engineering staff will work with KU Student Housing to assign your room based upon your specified housing and roommate preferences.
There will be regularly scheduled activities for the ELC participants. Sample activities include: lunch and learns, faculty and student group presentations, career exploration and readiness workshops, one-on-one advising sessions with ELC advisors, and more! In addition, students participating in the ELC will be required to enroll in ENGR 101: Engineering Student Success, a weekly seminar offered during the Fall 2014 semester. The seminar introduces students to a variety of program activities and discussion topics related to career readiness and academic success in engineering. Sample topics include: study skills, time management, resume development, career fair preparation, international program opportunities, academic advising, etc.
View sample ENGR 101 schedule. More information about this course will be provided in Spring 2014.
How do I sign up?
The ELC Application goes live in January 2014. Students admitted to the School of Engineering will be notified via email once the registration link is activated.
To register for the 2014-2015 academic year, you'll need to complete the following steps.
- Submit your contract with KU Student Housing
- Pay your New Student Fee
- Complete the online ELC Application online - Registration will be live in January 2014.
- Submit your Housing Selection Form. The form will be sent to you after you complete the steps listed above.
Engineering Learning Community FAQ's
Q.In which residence hall is the ELC floor located?
A. Ellsworth Hall
Q. If I am selected for the ELC, do I need to do anything regarding the online room selection process?
A. No, your room assignment will be handled by KU Student Housing. However, you do need to make sure that your housing contract has been submitted prior to applying for the ELC: Here's the link.
Q. I am interested in enrolling in the ENGR 101 course for the coming fall, but I will not be participating in the ELC. Is that an option?
A. Depending on available space, the ENGR 101 course may be available to students not participating in the ELC.
Q. I have been selected for the ELC, but my housing choices and/or college plans have changed. What do I need to do?
A. Please notify Alexis McKinley Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible so that your space in the ELC can be released to another interested student.
Q. I am interested in participating in the ELC. Can I have a non-engineering roommate??
A. No, all students living on the ELC floor in Ellsworth must be both an engineering student and an ELC member.
Q. If selected for the ELC, when will I find out about my room and/or roommate assignment?
A. KU Student Housing will be updating room assignments weekly. You can sign into "Housing" through the Kyou portal and see your room and roommate information.