The Engineering Living-Learning Community, located in HawleyBuxton and (beginning fall of 2019) Cauthorn halls, helps students become integrated into the OSU College of Engineering community, with programming centered on engineering concepts and activities. In addition, the community provides opportunities for interaction with College of Engineering faculty and advisors. These staff members can help students be successful and become engaged on campus, whether it is through one of the more than 50 COE clubs or in undergraduate research.

Living in the Engineering Living-Learning Community allows students to connect with others in the same engineering core courses and to take advantage of extra help through tutoring support services provided in your residence hall.


Benefits of the Engineering Living-Learning Community

  • Live with predominantly engineering students; you'll never have to look very far to find someone who is in the same math and science courses you are.
  • Access to academic resources, including tutoring provided in the halls.
  • Participate in programming and workshops designed to support students in the engineering fields.
  • Women can take advantage of living in a Women In Science & Engineering (WISE) Wing located on the fifth floor of Buxton. Living here provides an opportunity for women in science to gain coaching and mentorship specific to their program.
  • Interact with COE faculty and advisors to learn about courses, research, and ways to get involved on campus.
  • Create strong friendships with students with similar interests and passions.

Damlab Makerspace

Students in the Engineering Living-Learning Community have 24/7 access to the DAMlab, a lab stocked with tools for design and prototyping. The Makerspace, created in partnership with the College of Engineering and the College of Business, gives students the chance to get hands-on experience with 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines and more.

Building Details



  • Engineering students and their roommates are eligible to live in the community