Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Engineering House Learning Community

  • Engineering House Learning Community
    Engineering House Learning Community
  • Engineering House students
    Engineering House students
  • Engineering House students
    Engineering House students


The Engineering House Learning Community (EHLC) is committed to assisting students in their transition to the study of engineering and the Ohio State University community. It is designed to give students exposure to the variety of major options within the College of Engineering (COE), access to effective academic support services, interaction with faculty, staff, alumni and professionals, and opportunity to cultivate community with students across the COE.

This residential community is designed to develop confident, studious, inclusive leaders through experiential learning and programming. First-year students will participate in an engineering seminar. Within the class students will explore engineering professions, strengthen leadership skills and develop an appreciation for how diversity and inclusion strengthen engineering practice.

Learning Community Highlights

  • On-going programming focused on student development and wellness
  • Specialized academic support
  • Peer mentoring with engineering students
  • Interaction with faculty, staff and alumni from the College of Engineering
  • Career exploration and opportunities to engage and learn from professional engineering sponsors 

First Year Engineering House Participants will:

  • Attend an early arrival program (August 17-20, 2022)
  • Be enrolled in a section of the Engineering Survey Course for AU22 as part of an EHLC cohort
  • Enroll in Engineering Seminar Courses during Spring semester and participate in EHLC DICE Certification

Second Year Engineering House Participants will:

  • Attend and early arrival program (week of August 14, 2022)
  • Have leadership opportunities as peer mentors to EHLC First Year students
  • Have priority scheduling with STEP “Inclusive Engineering” Cohort
  • Enroll in an Engineering Seminar course designed for 2nd year students in collaboration with OSU faculty, alum and industry partners
  • Be eligible for Academic Success and Engineering Project based programs

LC Application and Housing Due Dates for Incoming First-Year Students

  • A submitted Learning Community Application is due by April 15, 2022. No late applications will be accepted. You do not have to wait until you are accepted to Ohio State and/or receive your housing contract to apply. 
  • Students will receive an update on their application status by April 29, 2022.
  • Please make sure your contract and space reservation fee are received no later than May 27, 2022 in order to ensure your eligibility to participate in a Learning Community. Housing Contracts are sent to your Ohio State email account based upon your paid acceptance to the University beginning in March.

LC Application and Housing Due Dates for Current OSU Students

  • Current Ohio State students who will be be in their second year during the 2022-2023 school year and are interested in joining or returning to a learning community should complete the Learning Community Application no later than February 11, 2022
  • Completing this application does not guarantee housing in an Ohio State Residence Hall or a specific room type. You must submit your reselection form by the Housing and Residence Education deadline in order to participate. Your housing reselection information will arrive at your OSU e-mail account at a later date. 
  • Students will receive an update on their LC application status by February 18, 2022.
  • Change of campus students must also contact Housing Assignments no later than February 11, 2022 at 614-292-8266 or to ensure they are included in the housing reselection process and eligible for Learning Community participation.

Please note that all students in Learning Communities are required to reside in a space within the Learning Community and live with other Learning Community participants. Learning Community students may only request roommates accepted into the same LC.

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