The College of Human Sciences & Education Residential College (HSERC) is sponsored by the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) and housed in the beautiful Cypress Hall.
The community offers an educational and social community for the broad spectrum of majors within CHSE, including tomorrow's researchers, social workers, counselors, teachers and principals, librarians, archivists, physical and human movement scientists, doctors, occupational and physical therapists, physician assistants, dentists, athletic trainers, sports administrators, higher education professionals, and human resource professionals.
Human Sciences & Education Residential College
- Helps students learn about the various majors offered within the senior college
- Helps students explore different career opportunities within each major offered with in-hall staff and CHSE faculty members
- Nurtures a community of students who share a common interest in helping others
- Interfaces learning both inside and outside the classroom
- Offers one-on-one mentoring to help residents adjust to college life both socially and educationally
- Hosts programs and demonstrations lead by CHSE faculty members
- At the conclusion of the year, residents will:
- Identify factors that influence health and well-being across the life course
- Demonstrate effective oral, written, and visual communication skills
- Become familiar with the research process
- Develop a sense of community and social responsibility
- In-hall study groups & tutoring programs
- On-site academic advisor with scheduled office hours
- Priority scheduling for some CHSE classes, including courses typically reserved for second-year students
- Residents take selected classes with a cohort of their residential college peers
- On-site academic classrooms (Note: Not all classes are taught on-site.)
- Cypress Hall‘s convenient location near The 5 dining hall, Peabody Hall, Middleton Library and more
Requirements & Eligibility
- Must be a first-year student with a declared major in the CHSE’s School of Education, School of Kinesiology, or School of Social Work, or have a declared major of Pre-physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Medical Technologists), Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dental Hygiene or Pre-Nursing
- HSERC residents are required to enroll in at least two CHSE courses each semester of their first year. The residential college academic advisor works with students to schedule classes.
- Eligible students must select the CHSE Residential College as their housing preference on the housing application to be considered for the program. Cypress Hall will automatically be listed as the choice of building for HSERC.
- Students will be notified of their acceptance into the HSERC by the College of Human Sciences & Education beginning in late fall and will begin making room selections in March.
- Residential Colleges Requirements At-a-Glance
Human Sciences & Education Residential College Faculty Rector
Wanda Hargroder Ph.D., Rector
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