The Engineering Residential College (ERC) has been housed in Residential College One - North Hall since it opened in fall 2012, but has been in the Residential College One Complex since 2008. The ERC is the living-learning community dedicated to helping develop the next generation of engineers, construction managers, and computer scientists, who will face the technical challenges of a global economy. More than 350 first-year students with a declared major in the College of Engineering enjoy this living-learning community on the west side of campus.
Engineering Residential College
- Offers academic programs, plus weekly regularly scheduled evening Supplemental Instruction by highly qualified personnel in math, physics, and chemistry
- Primary goal of the ERC is to foster a positive academic environment in order to jump start students’ professional development
- Corporate sponsored events aimed at exposing students to internships, Co-Ops, and engineering, construction management, and computer science careers
- In-hall study groups
- In-hall tutoring programs
- Corporate sponsored events aimed at exposing students to internship, Co-Op, and engineering, construction management, and computer science careers
- Priority scheduling for engineering classes
- Residents may take selected classes with a cohort of their residential college peers
- On-site academic classrooms (Note: Not all classes are taught on-site.)
- Engineering faculty advisers have offices in Residential College One- North Hall
- Encourages interaction with College of Engineering faculty, staff, and alumni
- Activities and programs to introduce students to industry leaders and College of Engineering student organizations
- Residential College One – North Hall‘s convenient location near The 5 dining hall, Middleton Library, and more
Requirements & Eligibility
- Must be a first-year student with a declared major in the College of Engineering – biological, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, or petroleum engineering, construction management, computer science, or engineering undecided
- Must have a:
- Math ACT of 23 or higher
- New R-SAT of 570/28.5(MTst) or higher (for students entering LSU in the Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 semesters)
- Old SAT Math SAT of 540 or higher
- Learn more about the requirements here: Residential Colleges Requirements At-a-Glance
- ERC residents will be scheduled in two classes out of a set of first-year English, Math, and Science courses for each semester based on initial placement in curricula.
- Students are required to enroll in ENGL 1001 in the fall semester, if they do not receive incoming credit for it. Other selections may include CHEM 1201, MATH 1022, MATH 1023, and MATH 1550.
- In the spring semester, students are enrolled in select classes out of the following: CHEM 1202, MATH 1550, MATH 1552, and PHYS 2110.
- Students must also be enrolled in either college trigonometry (MATH 1022, 1023) or calculus (MATH 1550 or higher).
- For questions or scheduling assistance, please contact Mark Rabalais, ERC Rector, or College of Engineering Student Services at 225-578-5731.
- Eligible students should select the Engineering Residential College as their housing preference on the housing application to be considered for the program. Residential College One – North Hall will automatically be listed as the choice of building for ERC. Students can indicate roommate preferences on the housing application as well.
- Students will be notified of their acceptance into the ERC by the College of Engineering begin mid-spring, and will begin making room selections in March.
- Learn more about the ERC Experience through the eyes of the College of Engineering
Engineering Residential College Faculty Rector
Mark Rabalais, Rector
109 North Hall