A top priority for our department is to ensure that students are successful in their transition to college. Because of this, we provide opportunities for students to participate in one of our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs). Sponsored by the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing (CEC), the Innovation Community is designed for first-year CEC majors. Students have the opportunity to take part in a common FYE course and will be pre-enrolled in general education courses together.
Research shows that students who reside in these communities are provided more opportunities for interaction with faculty outside of the classroom, receive greater academic support opportunities, cultivate a greater connection to the University, and have a stronger sense of belonging within their community. All these factors ultimately lead to greater success as a student.
Southern Pines Residence Hall
The Innovation Community is located in the Southern Pines residence hall. Opened in 2003, Southern Pines is a modern residence hall with super suite-style units. Southern Pines houses 628 students including members of some of the athletic teams, the Innovation Living Learning Community, and the ROTC Theme Living Community. Complex amenities include a clubhouse with a computer lab, kitchen and classroom space, a volleyball court and great proximity to the campus pedestrium and other campus resources.