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Living/Learning Communities

We offer a wide variety of community living experiences to meet your needs and preferences as you grow and change during your college experience. We provide traditional housing experiences, living/learning communities, and more independent living arrangements. The Department of Residential Life has added some additional living/learning communities. A basic description is listed below about each community. Please note that by checking the Living/Learning Community, this will supersede all previous preferences that you listed on your original housing agreement and your room assignment will be made in the residence hall in which the Living/Learning community is housed.

Complete and submit the following form if you are interested in living in any of our Living/Learning communities.

First Name    Last Name
Email Address
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Living/Learning Community preference:

Pre-Nursing Community
Criminal Justice & Pre-Law Community

Recovery Community
Women's Engineering









Pre-Nursing Community:

The Pre-Nursing Living Learning Community is for first-year students interested in Pre-Nursing at St. Cloud State University. Students living in this community will take common coursework required for Pre-Nursing students. Students will engage with Nursing faculty and students, as well as the Pre-Nursing advisor, as they learn more about the Nursing program at SCSU. In addition, students will have opportunities to attend floor events focused on academic success, interact with local healthcare practitioners, volunteer at local healthcare facilities to gain firsthand knowledge of the healthcare field, and participate in the SCSU Nursing Club. More Info



Criminal Justice & Pre-Law Community:

The Criminal Justice/Pre-Law Community is for students interested in the careers in Criminal Justice and legal professions. Students will take a common set of courses, explore the field of Criminal Justice and the career paths possible, and explore the legal profession and understand the requirements for admission in to law school. Students will also have opportunities to connect with local Criminal Justice professionals and lawyers, participate and host campus events which contribute to public safety on campus and within the St. Cloud area, and participate in student organizations related to criminal justice and the legal profession.More Info



Business Living Learning Community:

The Business Living Learning Community is for students interested in the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University. Students living in this community will take common coursework required for all business majors, and engage with campus resources that support their academic success. Students will also have opportunities to learn about the Business School curriculum, attend student organization/club meetings, socials, guest speaker events, career exploration activities including job shadows at local businesses and the annual Business School career fair, and workshops to develop professional skills. More Info






Honors Community:

Students accepted into the University Honors program are strongly encouraged to consider living in the Honors Community on a co-ed floor in Case-Hill Hall. This living-learning community is designed to complement and support your academic work while also giving you opportunities to meet people and have fun.
Honors students have the opportunity to:
• Enjoy a quiet study environment
• Become an integral part of the Honors academic and social community
• Have Community Advisors (CAs) who are Honors students
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Mass Communications:

The Mass Communications Living Learning Community is ideal for students interested in the careers of broadcasting (radio and TV), TV production, journalism (print and photo), advertising, and public relations. Students living in the community will take a common set of courses that are required by the Mass Communications program, and they will engage with academic support professionals on campus. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about career paths, the requirements and expectations of Mass Communications majors, and the student organizations affiliated with the program. In addition to taking coursework and living together, students in the community will gain insider access to our award-winning TV and radio stations and university newspaper. They can also build connections with current students and faculty in the Mass Communications Department, and professionals in the field.


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Women's Engineering:

The Women’s Engineering Living Learning Community is designed to provide students opportunities to apply in-class learning through out-of-class experiences. Students living in the community will learn to solve problems through co-curricular activities that relate directly with their major coursework. Students will build strong networks with peers and faculty within the SCSU STEM community and gain knowledge of industry needs that relate to the fields of engineering through coursework, industry field trips, and experiential learning. The Women’s Engineering Living Learning Community is ideal for students studying Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Electrical, Computer, Software, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering.





Global Living Community:

Do you have an interest in exploring other cultures and broadening your understanding of the world around you? If so, we invite you to be part of our Global Living Community. The GLC, housed in Lawrence Hall, will serve to provide opportunities for learning, personal and academic growth, and overall success in college. Both American and international students who know and enjoy learning foreign languages and who enjoy experiencing the customs and cultures of countries from around the globe are encouraged to join this unique living experience.
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Transfer Connections:

The Department of Residential Life is pleased to offer an exciting living opportunity for our transfer students. Located in Benton Hall, this living community will provide opportunities for transfer students to build university connections while transitioning successfully into a new college environment.
Members of the Transfer Connections Community will have an opportunity to:
• Get better acquainted with the campus community
• Get to know other transfer students; develop social ties and connections
• Participate in programs and activities designed specifically for transfer students
• Develop strong academic and professional habits
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Pride Living Community:

The Department of Residential Life in collaboration with the LGBT Resource Center has developed the first all-gendered housing option at St. Cloud State University. All-gender housing allows same gender roommates, opposite gender roommates or other gender-identity roommate pairings in University operated housing. The community is designed as an intentional living community affirming the cultural experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, gender-queer, gender-variant, questioning and any other resident who does not fit into the gender binary, as well as their allies.
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Recovery Community:

St. Cloud State University is proud to announce the creation of a Recovery Community designed to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students in recovery can receive support while working to obtain a college degree. This residentially based program applies best practice strategies to assist students in developing the behaviors and skills necessary to allow them to succeed while in recovery.
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