Do you want to learn engineering design while immediately making an impact on the community? The Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) Learning Community places first-semester students in the award-winning EPICS program to design engineering-based solutions for some of the most pressing needs of the local community while working with human service, governmental, and educational institutions.

This Learning Community builds a support community by offering first-year students three common classes with other EPICS Learning Community students, outside-of-class activities, the opportunity for a shared residence experience, and a formal mentoring experience. This combination helps students transition to Purdue, explore different engineering disciplines, and find fulfilling career paths. College of Engineering students are encouraged to apply for combining participation in this Learning Community with the Women in Engineering Learning Community housed in Harrison Hall.

For more information about the EPICS program, click here.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to the First-Year Engineering Program or to Pre-ABE in the College of Agriculture
  • This LC is not available to Honors College participants; however, please click the link above for more information on how to participate in the EPICS program

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Harrison Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • If you choose this option, your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC



Fall 2016 Semester and Spring 2017 Semester

Associated Classes

Fall – ENGR 13300, EPCS 11100, COM 11400 or ENGL 10600

Spring – EPCS 12100


Events and Activities Included:

  • Writing lab tour
  • Plant tours of local industries
  • Trip to Turkey Run State Park
  • Guest speakers and presenters
  • EPICS Service Projects
  • Bowling night
  • Movie night
  • Periodic meals with faculty


Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your classes.

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