Residential Community

The Women in Engineering Program (WEP) Living Learning Community (LLC) in Kinsolving provides 40 first-year engineering women with the opportunity to live together in a supportive, residential community. Members are part of a First Year Interest Group (FIG), make new friends quickly, form study groups and have special programming and academic support from the WEP Staff. Information about applying for on campus housing is here!

The WEP Living Learning Community (LLC) for 2017-18 features:

  • Enrollment in a WEP First year Interest Group (FIG) {2 groups, 20 students in each}*
  • Interdisciplinary community of engineering women
  • Hands-on engineering based projects
  • Engineering study tips & academic success seminars
  • Weekly Office Hours with WEP Staff
  • Close proximity to the engineering complex
  • Choice of roommate (does not have to be engineering student)**
  • Special door tags/signs to help you find other engineering women in your wing
  • Planned Sunday evening outings to explore Austin
  • Tutoring & academic support
  • Organized study sessions
  • Peer Mentoring from upper class engineering women
  • Small participation scholarships for active students

*Students may only be registered and participate in one FIG. Students accepted in the LLC will be guarnteed a spot in one of the WEP LLC FIGs.

**You are not required to have a roommate who is also in the program but all program participants will be housed in the same wing of the residence hall. The program will be located in Kinsolving South

If you are interested, submit your application for Housing AS SOON AS POSSIBLE; housing contracts are awarded in the order applications are received.

Once you have received, returned and submitted your Housing Contract (along with advance payment), indicate as one of your preferences the WEP Learning Community in Kinsolving South (community bath) to be considered for one of the spots.

Selection of WEP LLC members will begin in early May and notification of acceptance will be in mid-May/early-June. 

Program questions may be directed to Ana Dison, WEP Assistant Director:


"Each wing develops a comfortable little community and I feel that's what sets Kinsolving apart."

"It's great to have other engineering women around who understand your workload."

"At first I was very hesitant about living in an all-girls hall, but after a year, I am so glad I did."

"Living together helps you meet people, as well as being there to support each other."


Contact the Women in Engineering Program at or at 512-471-5650 for more information.