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The College of Engineering

Engineering Learning Community

The Engineering Learning Community accepts 20 - 25 freshman engineering students each fall (all four engineering majors). Students in the ELC live in the same dorm, take two classes together their first two semesters at Rowan, and participate in extracurricular activities. This helps students form bonds with engineering students and faculty and helps with the transition to college. According to one ELC student

I liked the ELC because you met people right away that were involved in your majors...We helped each other with homework. We had clinic together so we would remind each other about homework assignments.

The common classes ELC students take are required for all engineering majors, ELC students just take them together. They are: Freshman Clinic I & II, Chemistry I, and Introduction to Mechanics. Extracurricular activities have ranged from social to academic. Examples of social events sponsored by the ELC are: Ice cream socials, Meet-and-greets with faculty or Juniors and Seniors, Volleyball, etc. Academic events have included sessions on Academic success strategies, Excel tutorials, Preparing for interviews, and more.

If you are interested in the ELC or have questions, email Professor Jess Everett ( If you want to join, email him a paragraph on why you’d like to join along with your name, major, and home town and state. Early applicants are more likely to be admitted. Selections are completed by May 1. You must pay your admission deposit to be considered. Fill out the housing form as if you are not in the ELC. Housing will be notified if you are admitted to the ELC. ELC students can request roomates that are not in the ELC, including non-engineering majors.

Some students want to join both the ELC and Honors programs. ELC students MUST live in the ELC dorm and take the ELC sections of Freshman Clinic I & II, Chemistry I, and Introduction to Mechanics. If you want to do both, check first with the Honors program staff to see if you can still complete the course requirements for the Honors program.

The ELC for Fall 2014 is full.