The Agriculture Residential College (ARC), located in the recently renovated Blake Hall, is a living-learning community for first-year students of all majors in the College of Agriculture. ARC allows students to live and take classes with the same group of peers, thus creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus. ARC offers opportunities to travel and host several special interest lectures that focus on the diverse needs of today’s ever changing world. Living in ARC provides students with the opportunity to network with others with the same interests, form relationships with faculty members, and become involved in unique co-curricular experiences to enhance your degree program and your LSU experience. All Ag! All the Time!
Beginning fall 2014, ARC students will live in the suite bathroom side of Blake Hall which was built in 2008.
Requirements to live in the ARC:
- Admission to LSU and a declared major in the College of Agriculture
- A laptop
Benefits of living in the ARC:
- Reserved spaces in courses
- Multi-media classroom within the residence hall
- Meeting space and study rooms in the hall
- Faculty and staff hold office hours and review sessions inside the residence hall
- Close proximity to the LSU lakes, Recreational Center, and 459 Commons dining hall
- During the first semester, all ARC students will share at least two courses designated for ARC students only, including AGRI 1001, a one-hour class designed to orient all new students to the College of Agriculture.
- During the second semester, students will choose at least two courses designated for ARC students only, including LIS 1001, a one-hour class that teaches students the fundamentals about academic research.
- Apply and be accepted to LSU
- Submit your Residential Life housing application, either online, in person, or by mail
- List the Agriculture Residential College as your housing preference
Frequently asked questions:
Q: Can my friend, who will not be in the College of Agriculture, be my roommate?
A: Only if space permits will non-Ag roommates be allowed.
Q: Is Blake Hall co-ed?
A: It is co-ed by floor. Typically there is one floor of males and three floors of females. Females cannot gain access to the male floors and vice versa.
Q: What is the floor plan?
A: Rooms are 12’6″ x 16″. Each room has two moveable/loftable twin XL beds, two desks, two chest of drawers, two wardrobes, and a vanity sink with an underneath storage cabinet. For fall 2014, the ARC rooms are suite bathroom, with two rooms sharing a bathroom. Each room has a sink and its own thermostat to control heat and air conditioning.
Q: Is it suite bathroom or hall bathroom?
A: Suite bathroom. Beginning fall 2014, ARC will be on the suite bathroom side of Blake Hall. Students will live in two-room suites, with 2-students per room, and the two rooms share a bathroom.
Q: Will I be taking all of my classes in the hall?
A: No. The classroom in the hall holds approximately 20, so students typically take one class each semester in the on-site classroom. For larger classes, spaces are reserved to ensure that students living in the ARC get a spot in the course.
Suite bath bedroom
Suite bath room 360º
Blake – Narrated showroom tour
Want more information?
- Click here to see the Ag Res College “Cribs” style tour of Blake Hall
- Click here for more information on Blake Hall
- Click here to see the Res Life “Cribs” style tour of Blake Hall
- Click here to view our weekly ARC newsletter, published every Monday during the fall and spring semesters
- Click here to see an example of the service learning taking place in Blake Hall
During the second semester, students will choose at least two courses designated for ARC students only, including LIS 1001, a one-hour class that teaches students the fundamentals about academic research. View track videos from the 2012-2013 year:
- View Residence Hall Room Measurements
- Housing Price List
- Residential Colleges requirements summary sheet