At UNL, Learning Communities feature groups of first-year students who share a common academic interest, take several classes together, live on the same residence hall floor, and participate in activities with faculty and upperclassmen.
Engineering Learning Community (ELC)
The Engineering Learning Community resides in Abel Hall, with a capacity of 70 members. Students participate in study groups, live directly across the street from the College of Engineering, and have opportunities for field trips, hands-on activities and peer mentors in engineering. Courses in this community accommodate the requirements for the different majors.
Courses: Fall Semester: Freshman Seminar (ENGR 010), Chemistry (CHEM 109, 111 or 113), Calculus (Math 106 or 107)
A $95 fee supports the Learning Community activities throughout the year. Our students have also enjoyed trips across Nebraska, as well as in major cities across the U.S. They meet and network with successful alumni, visit major companies, and have time for sightseeing and fun. Past trips have been to Phoenix, Chicago, Houston, San Diego, Atlanta and the North Carolina Research Triangle. The cost is very affordable.
N.U.B.E. Camp: The transition to college can be challenging and we want your student to succeed from the first day. Our N.U.B.E. Camp provides the opportunity to meet with other new students, along with current students and faculty and staff. The camp is held prior to the start of the academic year.
Technology has made the famous Disney attraction a reality: "It's a small world after all, "and it is important for our students to be part of a global environment. Our students are highly encouraged to participate in at least one travel experience during their time at UNL.
The College of Engineering provides specific services for its students with an on-site career specialist, as well as partnering with the university's extensive career services office. Our students work closely with staff and faculty to garner internships and co-ops for hands-on experiences and future job contacts.