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The Engage Living & Learning Community provides a supportive environment for first-year students who have been admitted to the College of Engineering.   Engage is founded on the common coursework taken by first-year engineering students, Engineering Fundamentals, a curriculum that includes project-oriented, hands-on team activities and explorations in physics and computer applications.

Students choosing to live in the Engage community will benefit from living in the same residence hall as other first-year engineering students taking the same courses. This makes it easy to share notes, form study groups, and develop camaraderie. Engage students will participate in EF 102, Introduction to the Tickle College of Engineering, to build essential skills for the successful study of engineering. Engage students will develop strong bonds and personal relationships with their fellow future engineers and begin networking early with professors and upper-division students. Engage LLC students have the opportunity to participate in fun and educational trips, activities, and physics exam review sessions.

Engage LLC students interact under the guidance and direction of upper-division engineering students living in the community with them, the Engage Leadership Team, and will be matched with a peer mentor from the Engage Leadership Team.

The Engage LLC will be located in Geier Hall for 2024-2025.  All LLC locations are subject to change.

Community Requirements

Eligible students must be admitted to the College of Engineering.

All Engage LLC students enroll in Engineering Fundamentals courses their first semester. Engineering students who are in 1794, Chancellor’s Honors, or Honors Leadership programs may choose to apply to live in the Engage or Honors & Scholars community.


For questions about Engage LLC programming, contact Amy Biegalski, Erin McCave, or Engineering Fundamentals Main Office: 865-974-9810

Visit the Engineering Fundamentals Program page for additional details.

For questions about how to apply for the LLC or general questions about housing/room assignments, please contact University Housing.