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 interested in the ELC can choose to be a part of the living community in either Templin or Oliver Hall. These two residence halls have designated floors in which groups of freshmen engineering students are placed together. 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 you decide to live on one of the designated ELC floors, you will not go through the online room selection process beginning in March 2013. Instead, the School of Engineering staff will work with KU Student Housing to assign your room based upon your specified housing and roommate preferences. Please note that space on these floors is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
In addition, students participating in the ELC will be encouraged to enroll in ENGR 101: Engineering Student Success, a weekly seminar offered during the Fall 2013 semester. The seminar introduces students to a variety of program activities and discussion topics related to academic success in engineering. Sample topics include: study skills, time management, career fair preparation, international program opportunities, academic advising, etc. View sample ENGR 101 schedule. More information about this course will be made available at New Student Orientation this summer.
How do I sign up?
To register for the 2013-2014 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.
- 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 halls are the ELC floors located?
A. Templin and Oliver halls
Q. If I am planning to live on one of the ELC floors in Templin or Oliver, 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 registering for the ELC: http://housing.ku.edu/contract/sign-now-select-later/.
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. Yes, the course will be open to all freshmen students in the School of Engineering.
I have already completed the online room selection process, and I have decided that I would like to change my room selection and live on one of the ELC floors. What do I need to do?
A. First complete the online ELC application. After that is completed, you will receive a Participation Agreement which you will need to complete and return to the contact information indicated on the form. Your new housing preferences will be sent to KU Student Housing for room and roommate assignment. Your room assignment will be changed to an ELC floor.
Q. I have been assigned a room on an ELC floor, but my housing choices have changed. I’ve decided to live elsewhere. 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 in the Honors Program, and I would also like to participate in the ELC. Where should I live?
A.Both the Honors Program and the ELC have floors in Templin Hall. Which floor you choose to live on is up to you. We have students that participate in both the Honors Program and the ENGR 101 course. You can live on the Honors floor and still enroll in the ENGR 101 course.
Q. I am interested in living in Templin on the ELC floor. Can I have a non-engineering roommate?
A. No, all students living on the ELC floor in Templin must be both an engineering student and an ELC member.
Q. I am interested in living in Oliver on the ELC floor? Can I have a non-engineering roommate?
Q. If I am planning to live on one of the ELC floors in Templin or Oliver, 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.