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Engineering students offered Living Learning Community

Living Learning CommunityBeginning this fall, incoming freshman Speed School students will have the opportunity  to live and learn together as future engineers in the Living Learning Community (LLC) program.

 "The LLCs at UofL provide common living environments, common course work and/or common learning opportunities outside the classroom, common academic support and advising experiences and common co-curricular experiences," said Pam Curtis, director of the Office of Civic Engagement, Leadership and Service.

"Although the goal is for students to build relationships with other students, faculty and staff all over campus, LLCs provide focused attention on making this process easier by bringing these important student supporters to their place of residence via common experiences."

The Engineering Community will reside at Wellness Hall and can expect to receive the following services:

  • a Peer Mentor to assist you with the transition from high school to college
  • opportunities to meet faculty and engineers outside the classroom setting
  • academic programs to assist you in becoming more successful as a student
  • social activities to assist you in getting to know community members better
  • a tutor in your residence hall on some evening to assist you with homework.


According to Curtis, research shows increased class attendance, increased grade point average, and improved student retention from those participating in a LLC program.

For more information on ELLC, please contact Jimmy Kidd.

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