An investment in CU Engineering student success: Coming in 2023

As residents of the new Engineering Connections community, incoming students for fall 2023 will be the best-supported engineering and applied science students in CU Boulder history.

In addition to the support already offered by the university, college and academic departments, first-year engineering students will have staff dedicated to developing co-curricular, social and wellness programs just for them.

From meetups for identity-based affinity groups to dinners with their major cohort, these programs will be specifically designed to help engineering and applied science students build the sense of belonging they need to succeed — from their first day through graduation day.

They will live with others who understand what it’s like to be an engineering student, with challenging first-year coursework and project-based labs. But with Engineering Connections making up about 50 percent of the entire Williams Village population, they’ll also have ample opportunities to connect with students from other colleges who share similar interests and identities.  

Today, about 62 percent of engineering students participate in residential programs. Studies show — again and again — that those first-year residential experiences increase retention and student success. Our mission with Engineering Connections is to extend that opportunity to all engineering and applied science students.