Encounter Engineering (E2)

The LSU College of Engineering is proud to offer the Encounter Engineering (E2) program as an opportunity for incoming freshmen to get a head start on their college experience. At E2, entering engineering freshmen will receive helpful information that will prepare them for their future in the College of Engineering and beyond. Students will attend various orientation and academic sessions and have opportunities to meet upperclassmen, faculty, and industry partners. Students will also have the opportunity to design, build, and present their first engineering design project alongside their peers.

2016 Encounter Engineering
  • Dates: August 14, 2016 – August 17, 2016
  • Cost: $225.00 (housing is separate)
    • The camp and housing charges will be applied to the student's fee bill
  • Application opens: April 1, 2016 
  • Application deadline: July 24, 2016 – 11:59pm CST
Important Information


  • Must be registered in a major offered by the College of Engineering and have an LSUID number (89#) in order to apply.
  • Space is limited. Students will be accepted to the program on a first come, first serve basis.

Application Info and Refund Deadlines

  • If you are accepted into the program, a nonrefundable charge of $50.00 will be applied if you drop the camp. 
  • July 1 – July 25, 2016 - 50% camp fee refund deadline
  • July 24, 2016 (11:59 pm CST) - E2 Application deadline. (No refunds after this date)
  • Failure to submit your Participant Form by July 25, 2016, may result in removal from camp without a refund. 
  • If you opt not to attend LSU but do not notify the program, you will still be charged.
  • If you want to register for MATH 1550 (Calculus), make sure you take your ALEKS test.


  • E2 does not provide housing. 
  • You can move into your Fall Residential Hall Assignment after 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The list of E2 participants will be provided to Residential Life by E2 staff based on the information you provide on your application form.
  • For Residential Hall Application, click here.
  • A separate charge of $86 for housing will appear on your University Fee bill. This covers for the entire camp period.
  • Contact LSU Res Life for more information on housing matters.


  • Some lunches, dinners and snacks will be provided. 
  • You are responsible for the rest of your meals. Estimate $25.00 a day.

Fee Waiver

Limited number of partial camp fee waivers are available based on financial need as determined by your FAFSA, academic and leadership factors and donations by industry partners.


Click here for frequently asked questions about the program.

Forms and Dates


Complete the Participant Form and upload into your Camp Application Form and submit. You can use electronic signatures where signatures are required.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Please contact the E2 staff at: E2Camp@lsu.edu

Encounter Engineering is proudly sponsored by Baker Hughes, Shell, and Albemarle.