Residential Colleges

Residential colleges enjoy all the same amenities and features of traditional residence halls, but they also maximize the on-campus living experience by creating smaller communities and fostering greater student–faculty interaction beyond the classroom. Residential colleges are for first-year students, and are either major-specific or interest-based and open to all majors.

 

If LSU appeals to you, but you’re also attracted by the advantages of a smaller college or university, residential colleges are the perfect option for you. Join a residential college and have the best of both. Residential colleges make LSU feel smaller, as you live, study, and explore with a smaller group of students who share similar interests as you. Don’t forget that year after year, students who participate in a residential college have higher GPAs and graduation rates and are more likely to continue on to their next year of college.

 

 

  Discipline-Based Residential Colleges

 

Agriculture

Business

Engineering

Human Sciences & Education

Global Connections for Humanities & Social Sciences

Mass Communication

Science

Interest-Based Residential Colleges

 

Career Discovery

Herget Freshman Experience

Honors House

 

  

 

 

 

The mission statement for the LSU Residential Colleges Program is to provide a seamless living-learning environment which fosters the development of three core outcomes: critical thinking ability, communication skills, and sense of community and social responsibility. Pedagogical strategies are not necessarily different from that which would occur in a non-residential college classroom to achieve the outcomes, but the environment itself provides more opportunities for achieving them, both inside and outside of the classroom.

 

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