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Living Learning Community

The CWIT Living Learning Community (LLC) provides opportunities for women and their allies majoring in an computing or engineering discipline to bond with other students in the same field and create lasting support networks. Living in the LLC provides many benefits for its residents – being surrounded by friendly, like-minded students with similar interests, easy access to study groups with other LLC residents taking the same ITE classes, and additional social, academic and professional programs provided by the CWIT program and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Where: Co-ed wing of Chesapeake Hall, 1st Floor

Who lives here? Total of 47 students – Scholars and Affiliates who are majoring in computing and engineering majors

Promotes:

  • Academic excellence,
  • Peer mentoring,
  • Career exploration,
  • Leadership opportunities, and
  • Social support for students in computing and engineering

What’s happening on the floor this year?

  • Study groups
  • Monthly Sunday Night Dinners
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Movie Nights
  • Zumba
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Family end-of-year picnic

Enroll in the CWIT First Year Experience (FYE) course

First-year students on the CWIT LLC and first-year CWIT Scholars are required to enroll in a one-credit first-year seminar course during their first semester.  Incoming freshmen, returning LLC students, and CWIT Scholars are given priority when applying for the LLC; however, all students interested in IT and engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Apply – Incoming UMBC Students and Scholars

The CWIT LLC application is attached to the Office of Residential Life’s online application for on-campus housing. In the online application, you should indicate your interest in the CWIT LLC and then you will be asked to complete an additional LLC application.

NOTE: Your application to the CWIT LLC does not guarantee that you will be placed on the floor – we receive many applications and have limited space available. I recommend that you have a back-up plan for living elsewhere on campus if you do not get placed on the CWIT LLC.

Apply- Returning Affiliates and Scholars

Current students living on the CWIT LLC floor can apply to live on the floor for next year by applying to be a Peer Assistant.  As a Peer Assistant, a volunteer position, students have the opportunity to develop leadership, programming, tutoring, and marketing skills while having a positive impact on the community.

Application for returning LLC students and the Peer Assistant position

NOTE: Your application to the CWIT LLC does not guarantee that you will be placed on the floor – we receive many applications and have limited space available. I recommend that you have a back-up plan for living elsewhere on campus if you do not get placed on the CWIT LLC.

Contact Erica D’Eramo at deramo@umbc.edu for more information.