Explore Living Learning Community

Explore
Living Learning Community

The Explore Living Learning Community connects science and math students interested in undergraduate research and pre-health options with faculty, staff, and professionals across the institute. Students receive interdisciplinary academic support, are encouraged to explore career options, and develop the technical and team-building skills for early access to research and clinical opportunities, all while creating a culture of curiosity and self-discovery amongst their cohort. 

Expectations 
By accepting the Explore invitation, you are making a one year commitment (first 2 semesters) with the option of participating as an upperclassmen Georgia Tech student after your first year. There is a $400 per semester fee for the first year in order to provide you with fantastic resources and excursions that include lab tours, trip to the CDC and Zoo Atlanta, in-house dinners with Tech faculty, and Explore-specific sections of Tech courses. 

As a member of Explore you will be required to take one class in your first semester, GT 1000. This seminar is designed to support first-year students in their transition to Georgia Tech and is taught by Georgia Tech academic faculty and administrators with advanced degrees.  

Students in Explore live as a cohort in either Caldwell or Folk Residence Hall on West Campus. With a newly built dining facility, close access to our Campus Recreation Center, and close proximity to many science classrooms and labs, this is the ideal location to begin your Tech experience. 

Our fall retreat offers you the opportunity to connect with 281 Explore friends, meet some of our incredible faculty,and voice your opinion on the year ahead.  

Summary of Requirements: 

  • $400/Semester Fee to provide you with outstanding resources and experiences 
  • GT 1000; first-year seminar 
  • Live in Folk or Caldwell Residence Hall Fall and Spring Semesters 
  • Mandatory Fall Retreat 
  • Welcome Dinner

Sponsoring Departments 
The College of Sciences 
The College of Sciences at Georgia Tech cultivates curiosity, encourages exploration, and fosters innovation to develop scientific solutions for a better world. Working across six internationally ranked schools with the brightest young minds in our fields, we mentor future leaders to identify and push the frontiers of human knowledge, imagination, and innovation. 

Leadership 
Faculty Director: Dr. Jennifer Leavey, Principal Academic Professional in the School of Biology and the College of Sciences 
Associate Director: Emma Blandford 
Coordinator: Michelle Canales 
Hall Director: Quenesha Humes