The Mass Communication Residential College (MCRC) is sponsored by the Manship School of Mass Communication, opened in Residential College One South Hall fall 2010, and was specifically designed to offer an educational and social community for the next generation of journalism, public relations, advertising, and political communication professionals.
The MCRC provides a component of student life that interfaces learning both inside and outside the classroom and improves the academic atmosphere of LSU. An important part of the mission of the MCRC is to help acclimate students to the diversity of the mass communication field and empower them for successful careers. The Manship faculty and staff will conduct a variety of special seminars on topics such as resume writing and business etiquette to give students a head start in the professional environment.
The program is open to first-year students, and any undergraduate international exchange students who are enrolled in the Manship School of Mass Communication. The MCRC is home to more than 100 students who live in South Hall, part of the Residential College One Complex living-learning community on the west side of campus. Residents in the MCRC engage in activities that strengthen both their educational and professional careers.
Students will take at least two classes every semester with other MCRC students, with some of them in one of the on-site classrooms in the Residential College One Complex. The MCRC has on-site academic advisors with scheduled office hours, and students will have priority scheduling for their mass communication classes.
- In-hall study groups
- In-hall tutoring programs
- AP writing style tutoring program
- Priority scheduling for mass communication classes
- Residents take selected classes with a cohort of their residential college peers
- On-site academic classrooms (Note: Not all classes are taught on-site.)
- One-on-one mentoring program to help new residents adjust to college life both socially and educationally
- Mass comm faculty advisers have offices in Residential College One- South Hall
- Interaction with Manship School of Mass Communication faculty, staff, and alumni
- Preparation for students’ eventual sophomore or junior year application and entrance into the Manship School of Mass Communication
- Residential College One South Hall‘s convenient location near the Journalism Building, Middleton Library, and more
- Hear what MCRC residents enjoy about the program
Requirements & Eligibility
- The Mass Communication Residential College has required courses for first-year students living in the residential college for fall and spring semesters. Students must register for a minimum of two classes with the Mass Communication Residential College, and scheduling preference will be given to MCRC students for the required courses and some additional course options. For more information on required courses and scheduling, please contact Helen Taylor, visit www.manship.lsu.edu, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or come by the college office in the Journalism Building on Field House Drive.
- Must be a first-year student with a declared major in the Mass Communication or an undergraduate international exchange student with a declared major in the Manship School of Mass Communication
- Eligible students must select the Mass Communication Residential College as their housing preference on the first page of the housing application to be considered for the program. Residential College One – South Hall will automatically be listed as the choice of building for MCRC. Students can indicate roommate preferences on the housing application as well.
- Students will be notified of their acceptance into the MCRC by the Manship School of Mass Communication in mid-spring, and the Residential Life assignments staff will begin making room assignments in March.
- Residential Colleges Requirements At-a-Glance
- The MCRC has five learning outcomes which are the governing goals and objectives that guide all course development and requirements, workshops, activities, faculty involvement and programs within the residential college. Each learning outcome has 3-5 related activities that will help students achieve the respective outcomes. MCRC students will:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity
2. Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics in pursuit of trust and accuracy
3. Think critically, creatively and independently
4. Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve
5. Critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness
The Manship School of Mass Communication
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Offices: Journalism Building (on Field House Drive)
225-578-2336 p | 225-578-2125 f
Mass Communication Residential College Faculty Rectors
Lisa Lundy, Rector
245 Hodges Hall | 225-578-2336 p
Roxanne Dill, Associate Rector
223 Hodges Hall | 225-578-9295