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Enginuity Hall


Enginuity Hall

A Place to Live, a Place to Learn, A Place to Grow

Majoring in engineering is a lot of hard work, but living in Enginuity Hall makes it easier to bridge the gap between school work and fun.

Enginuity Hall is a residential housing option exclusively for freshman in UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering. The program was created to enhance the success of first-year engineering students by bringing them together in an atmosphere that fosters a close academic relationship. Engineering majors who spend time with other engineering majors both inside and outside of the classroom are more likely to achieve student success.

The program is the residential component of BCOE's Engineering Learning Community, which emphasizes and nurtures relationship development and educational enhancement through access to academic and social resources. This includes mentoring from upper division engineering students as well as mentoring from the Engineering Faculty Member in Residence, Professor Javier Garay.

The Chance to Grow

With classmates living next door, study groups and support structures emerge naturally, cultivating relationships that will last well into the professional world. Several first-year students start working in the labs because of the contacts that started within the Enginuity Hall

Round-the-Clock Access to Faculty

As an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, Garay’s research interest is in advanced material processing and synthesis, with an emphasis on nanocrystalline materials. But in his role of faculty member in residence, Garay lives in the residence hall with the students and provides help with homework, answers to questions about the major, and guidance about involved in research. He also organizes student competitions around building robots, catapults, cranes, and mousetrap cars, all to help the students get involved in design projects run by the faculty.

Garay also holds faculty panels, where freshman in the Enginuity Hall get to ask questions about the majors and the departments. Students even have the opportunity dine with faculty members, helping to create lasting connections that have resulted in research positions and internship opportunities.

There is strength in numbers when studying Engineering. “It wasn’t a piece of cake for me just like it’s not for anyone,” said Garay. “It doesn’t take a super genius; you just persevere and learn the skills.”

Becoming Part of Enginuity Hall

First-year applicants may request to live in Enginuity Hall when they fill out their application for housing at UC Riverside. Each of UCR’s residence halls features an Enginuity Hall , with approximately 50 beds available in each. All rooms are same gender. Every setting includes quiet study lounges and computer labs outfitted with high speed internet access.

Living in Enginuity will make it easier to bridge the gap between school work and fun times. You won't have to choose because you'll have the best of both worlds in the same place.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
A159 Bourns Hall A

Tel: (951) 827-3647
Fax: (951) 827-2822
E-mail: collegeinfo@engr.ucr.edu

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