Residential College | College of Engineering | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Residential College | College of Engineering | SIU

Residential College

The Engineering Residential College (ERC) is the foundation of our living-learning community (LLC). Freshmen and sophomore students are required to live on campus in one of three engineering-only residence halls in Thompson Point. Trained peer mentors live alongside residents and free tutoring and several engineering-designated sections of courses are offered in a central location. Students who live in a LLC often have higher GPA’s. 

 Residential CollegeStudent Feedback for the ERC:

  • “I know the ERC has helped me confirm that I do want to be an engineer and this is what I want to do for the rest of my life”

  • “We’re a close knit community!”

  • “The program has exceeded my expectations.  Knowing and being around other engineering students made me more academically oriented, and I’ve gotten better grades.”

  • “I looked at other schools, but they didn’t have the Engineering set-up like SIU; it’s so tailored to our needs and gives us all the help we can get.”

  • "The peer mentors are awesome! I didn’t know anyone when I started, they helped me get involved."