Mountainview College has two learning communities (LC), the Engineering Community and the Nursing Community. Residents of the Engineering Community, the oldest of Mountainview's LCs, will reside in either Cascade or Marcy Halls. While, residents of the Nursing Community, which begins Fall 2012, will reside in Hunter Hall. You can find more information on each community listed below.
School of Nursing Learning Community: Offered for incoming freshman entering the School of Nursing. Students live close to one another in one Mountainview hall. Members of the Nursing Learning Community (NLC) take a required freshman course together in the Appalachian Center located in Mountainview. A variety of activities is designed specifically for freshman are offered throughout the year. If you would like more information about Decker School of Nursing (DSON), please click DSON to visit the website.
The Engineering Community (EC) at Mountainview College provides an excellent opportunity for incoming freshmen to meet other engineering students and to receive the academic support they need to succeed. Students who participate in the EC adjust better to academic life and make a deeper connection with the campus community.
The Engineering Community at a Glance
Students who are part of the Engineering Community have access to many benefits:
- Be in the same small course sections (WTSN 103, WTSN 111, and MATH 221) with people in your residence hall
- Participate in residence hall study sessions
- Go on field trips conducted by the Mountainview Faculty Master
- Get to know faculty in the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science in small group settings
- Take advantage of residence hall programs focusing on engineering
- Be one of the 48 students (first come, first served!) to make friends while immersing yourself in the Engineering Community
Frequently Asked Questions by Parents
Will my son or daughter be isolated from other students?
The Engineering Community is designed to foster a sense of community and a shared purpose with other students and their teachers. Students will have more opportunities to interact with a range of people. While their roommate will most likely be a part of the EC, the floor on which they will live will be a combination of students from other majors as well.
Will he or she earn extra credit by living in the Engineering Community?
No, but the opportunity to attend small classes and receive personal attention is a great benefit. The EC classes will fulfill General Education requirements. There are also opportunities to work on innovative and unique projects designed especially for EC students.
Is it a full-year obligation?
Residential Life assignments are made for one year; however, participation in the Engineering Community lasts only in the fall semester of the freshman year.
Once registered, is it possible to change the schedule?
EC participants cannot change their WTSN 111 or their WTSN 103 sections. Any general education elective changes must be built around the EC WTSN registrations.
How Can I Join?
Enrollment in the Engineering Community is on a first come, first served basis. The only way to get onto to the list is through the Student Housing Sign-up System.
In order to get into the Housing Sign-up System, a new student must:
- Have been accepted for enrollment into the Watson School
- Have paid your housing deposit
- Have activated your Binghamton email account
Once you have entered the sign-up system, you must select the general learning community page and on that page, select the Engineering Community!
From this effort, the Housing System will generate a list of students interested in the EC by date and time in which they signed up. This list is then used to select students for the EC and a confirmation email is sent to the selected students at their Binghamton University email address.
Please be sure you are planning on an engineering major when you select the EC.