Founded in 1987, the Engineering Quad Living and Learning Community (LLC) is made up of students studying a wide range of engineering or applied science disciplines in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Participation in the LLC is required for students living in the Quad residence halls, and has a $130.00 non-refundable fee. Students living in the Engineering Quad Living and Learning Communiy have unique opportunities and experiences only open to LLC including those listed below. 


The Summer Experience is only available for students living in the Engineering Quad LLC and it is an overnight experience which occurs in June and July. First-Year students will have the opportunity to select which session they would like to attend. Students will need to provide their own transportation to campus. All other expenses during the summer experience (food & lodging) will be covered by the College of Engineering & Applied Science. This is an opportunity to meet other engineering students, faculty, peer mentors, get comfortable on campus, and begin to build your Engineering Identity. The Summer Experience will include various interactive sessions at the CU Campus and in Boulder. (Goldshirt students do not attend the Summer Experience as they attend the GoldShirt Summer Bridge). 

Virtual Summer Experience 2020! 

We are so excited to offer Engineering Quad LLC students the opportunity to engage in Virtual Summer Experience this year! We have several opportunities available for you to join throughout the week where you can meet and work with other engineering students and ask our Peer Mentors, Faculty, Alumni and Staff all the questions you have about starting at CU Boulder!

The events below are just for students in the Engineering Quad LLC and their families:

  • Engineering Design Thinking Challenge: This is a two-day experience for Engineering Quad LLC students to virtually connect with other classmates to work on a design project. We have partnered with the Integrated Teaching & Learning Laboratory to develop an engaging, two-day, experience! You will work collaboratively in large and small groups for 2.5 hours each day on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the week for which you sign up.  
  • Peer Mentor & Peer Academic Coach Ask Me Anything (AMA): Not sure what your first year in college is going to look like? Are you wondering what opportunities are available and what fun things you can get involved in your first semester? Do you want some tips to be the best, rock star, engineer you can your first year? Ask our Peer Mentors and Peer Academic Coaches about their experiences and for their advice! They are here for you and want to do everything they can to support your transition to college.
  • Engineering Alumni AMA: Get even more perspective and advice from recent Engineering alumni. Ask them questions about how they got to where they are now, what majors and minors they pursued, what clubs and extra curriculars helped round out their educational experience. Ask advice for getting involved in research, internships, and doing well in those tough classes.
  • Engineering Faculty AMA: Yet another opportunity to learn more about how you can be the best engineer you possibly can be. Ask professors about how to succeed in tough classes, what suggestions they have for studying and test taking, how undergraduates can be involved in research labs, and any other question you might have!
  • Engineering Buffs Families AMA A time for new students and their parents & families to ask us questions! While we might not have all the answers and the specifics of Fall 2020 quite yet, we are here to help support not only student’s transitions to college but their families’ transition as well!
  • General Advising AMA: Still have questions about what opportunities and experiences are going to be available during Fall 2020 or still confused about enrollment or any of our College Welcome Day processes? Connect with me, Maura Hollister, the First Year Experience Coordinator in Engineering, and I can help answer some of those questions.  

Week #1

Day:

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Friday

Date:

July 7, 2020

July 8, 2020

July 9, 2020

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

Time:

10am-12:30am

10am-12:30am

3pm-4pm

11am-12pm

12:30pm-2pm

Event:

Design Thinking Challenge Day #1

Design Thinking Challenge Day #2

Engineering Alumni AMA

General Advising & First Year AMA

Peer Mentor & Peer Coach AMA

Audience:

First Year Students Only

First Year Students Only

First Year Students Only

First Year Students

First Year Students

Week #2

Day:

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Friday

Date:

July 14, 2020

July 15, 2020

July 16, 2020

July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020

Time:

2pm-4:30pm

2pm-4:30pm

3pm-4pm

11am-12pm

12:30pm-2pm

Event:

Design Thinking Challenge Day #1

Design Thinking Challenge Day #2

Engineering Alumni AMA

General Advising & First Year AMA

Peer Mentor & Peer Coach AMA

Audience:

First Year Students Only

First Year Students Only

First Year Students Only

First Year Students

First Year Students

Week #3

Day:

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Friday

Date:

July 21, 2020

July 22, 2020

July 23, 2020

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

Time:

10am-12:30pm

10am-12:30pm

3pm-4pm

11am-12pm

12:30pm-2pm

Event:

Design Thinking Challenge Day #1

Design Thinking Challenge Day #2

Engineering Alumni AMA

General Advising & First Year AMA

Peer Mentor & Peer Coach AMA

Audience:

First Year Students Only

First Year Students Only

First Year Students Only

First Year Students

First Year Students

You must attend the Design Thinking Challenge, the Engineering Alumni AMA, the General Advising AMA, and the Peer Mentor & Peer Coach AMA all in the same week. Check your email for the link to sign up!

Other Opportunities:

Engineering Faculty AMA:
Engineering Buffs Families AMA:

First-Year Symposium (COEN 1830) Course:

  • COEN 1830 is a class required for all students in the Engineering Quad LLC, and a unique experience only for this group! In this Fall-only class, you will have an upper level Peer Mentor and Mentor Instructor, who will guide you through a very successful first semester! The 1 credit hour class is a small, fun community made up of your fellow engineering students, and will allow you to learn skills for academic success, explore your interests and passions related to your future, and meet friends! You will meet your Peer Mentor and other students in your class at Engineering Launch
  • Class sizes are small with only 20 students maximum and are lead by a instructor mentor, which is top staff and faculty members at CU.  
  • This class is required for participation in the Quad LLC and counts as a free elective in most engineering degree plans.

Other Benefits of Living in the Quad LLC: 

  • Access to a Computer Lab with Engineering Software
    • Your participation in this LLC gives you access to a computer lab which has engineering software and printing. This computer lab is only for students in the LLC.

  • Free tutoring in the Engineering Quad for all students
    • The College of Engineering manages some of the free tutoring offered in the Quad, which is unique to this residence hall only. These tutors are upper level or graduate engineering students who have completed the classes you are taking!

  • Programs & events only for Engineering Quad students!
    • Past events include a hammock making event, late night breakfasts, celebrations for the Quad birthday, and more!

 

Questions about the Engineering LLC? Please email EngineeringLLC@colorado.edu