Dear Engineering Residential College LLP Prospect,
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Engineering Residential College Living Learning Program (ERC LLP). We’re extremely excited that you are interested in the most desirable and demanded Living Learning Program on the UK campus. I hope you’re ready to allow us to enhance your engineering/computer science academic journey. The ERC LLP will provide you with numerous academic, technical and social activities and programs that will benefit you tremendously as you pursue your engineering / computer science degree.
The Engineering Residential College LLP is an opportunity for students who are passionate about pursuing a career in engineering or computer science. This residential experience complements the classroom expectations by integrating students into the engineering community with programs centered on professional development and enhancement. Some of the planned activities are academic tutoring, our “Root beer with an Engineer (RBE)” social hour, faculty / staff involvement, and an assigned ERC LLP peer mentor to ensure you’re on the right academic track and help you be successful in your college pathway. These programs and many more are available to all ERC LLP members. Most recently our success was measured by a 12% increase in retention of ERC LLP students over non-ERC LLP students. And our ERC LLP students received a much higher average CGPA in their first year than those students who chose not to be part of the ERC LLP. You don’t want to miss out on being part of this amazing community of excellence.
UK President Capilouto was quoted by saying: “Our new residence halls — and the living-learning programs (LLP) within — extend and enhance our ability to create community environments where more students can grow together both socially and intellectually. The Engineering living-learning program brings students and faculty together to enrich their in-class coursework with an immersive, interactive curricular component in our modern living communities. By locating the LLP in Champions Court I, we provide the College of Engineering with the capacity and quality to grow the number of students from 100 to 400.” That was in 2014. Our program has reached new levels of success thus requiring us to relocate to Woodland Glen III, where we expect to have 600 College of Engineering students residing together in one residential hall in the 2016/17 academic year.
I’m most confident you’ll discover that surrounding yourself around over 600 other engineering / computer science majors will be most rewarding. If you have any questions regarding the ERC LLP please do not hesitate to contact me directly. We look forward to seeing you apply to the ERC LLP upon your acceptance to the UK College of Engineering. C-A-T-S, Cats, Cats, Cats!
Joseph A. “Tony” Colella – Director of the Engineering LLP
Director of Special Programs
383 Ralph G. Anderson Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0503
Phone: 859 257-0552
Fax: 859 257-5727