Benefits and Expectations

We’re happy you’re interested in joining us in the Engineering Village! If you have pre-selected your roommate, note that both students must be in the College of Engineering and accepted to the Engineering Village to live there.

Living in Engineering Village

  • Live in a suite-style environment in Sullivan Hall. The Engineering Village will occupy the top nine floors.
  • Develop lasting friendships, in a positive, team-oriented environment.
  • Build a supportive network of like-minded students, mentors, faculty and staff members.
  • Enjoy close proximity to computer labs, Career Development Center, D.H. Hill Library, multimedia classrooms, Study Abroad Office, Carmichael Fitness Complex, Fountain Dining Hall, and the Talley Student Union.
  • Have a dedicated Resident Advisor (RA) who is a current Engineering upper-class student, offers programming that complements and enhances the First Year Engineering experience.
  • Interact with Engineering Mentors (EMs) who serve as upper-class mentors and support the transition to university life and the College of Engineering.
  • Experience an environment promoting and reflecting a diversity of academic interests and viewpoints.

Learning in Engineering Village

  • Village members are scheduled for a specific section of E101: Engineering and Problem Solving and E115: Computing Environments, both one credit hour courses fulfilling College of Engineering degree requirements.
  • Engineering Ambassadors (EA) serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) for E101: Introduction to Engineering and Problem Solving.
  • Professional, career and leadership development with opportunities to apply for scholarships toward undergraduate research, international experiences, internships/co-ops, involvement with student organizations and externships.
  • Academic support in the form of tutoring, study groups and mentoring.
  • General academic advising onsite; interaction with Engineering faculty members in and out of the classroom.
  • Engage in campus programs, activities, orientations and trips with an engineering focus.
  • Provided with engineering-related magazines and correspondence (e.g., ASEE PRISM, NAE Grand Challenges, and Go For It!).
  • Participate in social and cultural events, as well as other fun activities!

Leading in Engineering Village

  • Village members participate in teams for the Freshman Engineering Design Day Challenge developing projects in the hall for Arcade Game, Concrete Canoe, Liquid Fountain, Hovercraft, Nuclear Probe, Precision Launcher, Rube Goldberg Machine
  • Village members are more likely to pursue and be selected for highly coveted leadership roles in University Housing and the College of Engineering: Engineering Mentors, Engineering Ambassadors, Caldwell Fellows, Chancellor’s First Year Leadership Program
  • Village members are selected for coveted Alternative Spring Break trips. This year’s trip is to San Diego, California to assist in solar panel installation in collaboration with a local Native American tribe.
  • Village members participate in outreach events demonstrating their commitment to serving the greater community by facilitating hands-on design projects for Engineering Place STEM Night events at local K-12 schools, Science Olympian Marbles events, and state-wide Science Olympiad tournaments.
  • Village members showcase their design and development skills by participating in Engineering Village Design Challenges like Pinewood Derby, Catapult, etc.
  • Village members are highly active members of national engineering organizations (ASME, IEEE, ASCE, AIAA, Engineers Without Borders) and participate in hands-on design activities, service projects, and outreach.
  • Village members become involved in Habitat for Humanity’s Shack-A-Thon event by building a housing structure on the Brickyard and competing with other student organizations to showcase their plan, design, craftsmanship, and teamwork.