Encounter Engineering

The Encounter Engineering (E2) Bridge Camp is a great opportunity for incoming freshmen to get a head start on their college experience. At E2, entering freshmen in engineering, construction management, and computer science will be prepared for their future in the College of Engineering and beyond. Students will participate in various team-building and design activities, attend academic sessions, and meet upperclassmen, faculty, and industry partners. Students are placed in small teams, each led by a peer mentor who will guide them throughout the week. Encounter Engineering is sponsored by Shell and Baker Hughes, a GE Company.

The 2018 E2 sample schedule includes a general timeline for the week with descriptions of specific activities.

Application & Fees

  • Applications for 2018 are now closed. 
  • Dates: August 10–15, 2018
  • E2 Cost = $350 + $59 housing fee for the additional 2 nights (if living on campus)
    • $350 fee includes a $50 nonrefundable deposit
    • Housing fee only applies if student has a reservation to live on campus in Fall 2018 - no housing will be provided to students without a fall housing assignment
    • Charge for E2 will be applied directly to the student's billing statement on myLSU sometime after July 16th ($350)
    • Housing fee will be applied to the student's billing statement after the first day of school ($59)
  • These two forms need to be completed and uploaded with your application: E2 Contract and Challenge Course Participation Agreement
  • Application deadline: July 16, 2018 at 11:59pm CST

Other Important Information


  • Must be registered in a major offered by the College of Engineering (or in undecided engineering/science) 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.

Refund Deadlines

  • There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • July 2 – July 16, 2018 = 50% camp fee refund deadline.
  • No refunds after July 16, 2018.
  • If you opt not to attend LSU but do not notify the program, you will still be charged.


  • E2 does not provide housing, but you can move into your Fall Residential Hall Assignment on Friday, August 10, 2018. The list of E2 participants will be provided to Residential Life by E2 staff based on the information you provide on your application form.
  • A separate $59 charge for housing will appear on your myLSU billing statement sometime after school starts. 
  • Contact LSU Res Life for more information on housing matters.


  • Lunch is provided every day of E2, and dinner will be provided on Friday and Saturday. You are responsible for the rest of your meals.
  • LSU Dining Halls will open on Sunday, August 12, so meal plans can be used starting then.

Fee Waivers

A limited number of partial camp fee waivers are available based on financial need as determined by your FAFSA and other factors. Applicants will be notified if they qualify for one of these partial waivers before the beginning of the camp.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Contact the E2 staff for further questions at: E2Camp@lsu.edu