Engineering Learning Community Program
Why Join an Engineering Learning Community?
A Living-Learning Community is essentially a group of students who are chosen to live together on equal terms in a congenial atmosphere to pursue a common goal.
The mission of the Engineering Learning Community (ELC) program is to create a dynamic and collaborative living and learning environment for the motivated freshman resident students who are accepted into the program. By housing its students on the same floor, grouping its students in classes, directly connecting them with faculty, staff, and university resources, as well as organizing extra-curricular, civic engagement, and professional events throughout the freshman year, the ELC actively promotes academic success and fosters a sense of community among its students.
The College of Engineering is pleased to be offering two learning communities for the 2013-2014. Themes are TBD. Please see the ELC application to express interest in proposed themed communities.
By joining an ELC, you will become a more active and responsible participant in your education. You will form close friendships and establish a sense of community that will provide you with great access to support and resources needed in order to be successful. As an active member of the Drexel Engineering Learning Community program, you will:
- Live in Myers Hall on the same floor as other ELC member
- Have a better opportunity to form effective study groups
- Participate in weekly tutoring sessions in a designated residence hall study area
- Interact with College of Engineering faculty members, students, organization leaders and engineering upperclassmen
- Take an active role in Engineering programs
- Complete civic engagement projects
- Enjoy social outings that add to a meaningful college experience
- Take field trips to locations in and around the Philadelphia area
Please check back in early 2014 for more details about the 2014-2015 ELC application process. The Engineering Learning Community program application is available to all incoming first-year (non-transfer) College of Engineering students.
In order to be considered for the Engineering Learning Community program, you must:
- Pay your $200 housing deposit
- Complete your housing application
- Complete the ELC application (information provided after completing your housing application)
To begin, see the University Housing website for details regarding first year housing application processes. Note: You must pay your $200 housing deposit BEFORE you are given access to the housing application. Once you complete the housing application, your will receive additional information on how to apply for the ELC program. The deadline for applying to an ELC is Wednesday, May 15th. If you've already applied for housing, you can still apply to the ELC program by re-entering your housing application and selecting interest in the ELC program by Wednesday, May 15th. ELC applications not received by that date will not be considered. Likewise, applicants who have not completed the University Housing application will be ineligible.
If you are having trouble with your housing application, please contact University Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that applicants who have a roommate preference (unless the roommate is also applying to the ELC program) and applicants who are part of the Honors program (which has its own Learning Community) may be asked to choose between the ELC and other options, if selected.
If you have any questions, please contact the Undergraduate Advising Center.
Learn more about the ELC from our students in this video.