Baylor University began construction on the East Village Complex in March 2012. The entire 700 bed complex and 500 seat dining hall opened August 2013 for Science and Health Profession Scholars along with Engineering and Computer Science majors.
The Science and Health Living & Learning Center is a place where students can engage in learning outside of the classroom in a professionally focused community. Students with common interest in pursuing a career in medicine will be able to collaborate with each other as well as science faculty and medical researchers, allowing them to develop the skills and background to become true medical scholars and future leaders in science and healthcare professions. With the location of the Baylor Science Building in close proximity to the new East Village Complex facilities, the faculty from the sciences and the prehealth programs will be able to engage and support the academic efforts of the students in this LLC. Students immerse themselves in medical and life science experiences that concretely and innovatively connects them with the science faculty and health professional along with the interests and curriculum of Baylor University. The Science and Health LLC will create opportunities for students to engage medicine and science through research and/or service leadership experiences.