The College of Engineering and Science Living-Learning Community is home to more than 150 engineering and science majors. Our female residents live on the first floor of Dudley Hall, and male residents live across the street in Graham Hall. Both of these residence halls are located near Bogard Hall, the central College academic building. Several apartments in University Park are also available for the LLC.
The goals of the Living-Learning Community are to:
- Create a community of engineering and science majors who can motivate, help, and support one another,
- Help students to be aware and take advantage of the tools available to them,
- Enable student success, both inside and outside the classroom, by giving students realistic expectations about college,
- Encourage students to pursue a variety of experiences and relationships on the Tech campus and in the community of Ruston, and
- Provide physical space and resources that residents can call their own.
LLC students can use the resources in Graham’s basement for group assignments and projects. The study areas are perfect for working on homework assignments and design plans. Students can use the project lab to build their projects. The area also includes locked cabinets that teams can use to store tools and materials. Finally, student groups can practice their class presentations in the “breakout room,” which includes a built-in projector and screen.
Each LLC hall has a large lounge on its first floor. These common areas are used for watching movies, hosting student organization meetings, and even studying. There is also a projector system that can be checked out and used in the lounges – you can be creative about what can be done with that! If you have any fun ideas, let your R.A. know.
Every floor has its own study for students to meet. The atmosphere in this community encourages students to work hard and work together.
This LLC hosts programs designed for Engineering and Science students. From study seminars to movie nights, our residents can take part in activities that are specifically designed to help them build community and succeed. If you have specific ideas that would be fun or helpful, let us know.
The other residents of the LLC will be your best resource. You will experience the transition into college along with this group. You will learn together and teach together. You will help one another on assignments. You will learn to visit professors together. You will branch out and get involved in various areas of the campus and community, but you will always know that you also have a place with this group.
The monthly fee for the LLC is the same as for a double occupancy room or an apartment. Your deposit amount will depend on when you apply; you can find more information at the Residence Life website and on your housing application.
How do I join the LLC?
LLC spots go fast, so submit your housing application as soon as possible (starting October 1 and after you have been admitted to Tech). Incoming freshmen, be sure to list Graham or Dudley as your first choice. Also be sure that you identified engineering or science as your major on your Louisiana Tech admission application.
*NOTE: In order to serve students who will need to use the project lab space most, preference in Graham Hall is given to those who have already lived on campus for a year or who begin at Tech enrolled in MATH 240 and its corequisite courses.