Residential College

Agriculture Residential College

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 will offer 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!

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

  • Multimedia 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

  • Participation in career-oriented tracks

Take part in signature agricultural programs

Participate in field tours and career-readiness experiences that freshmen rarely get to be a part of. 

Application Procedure

  • Apply and be accepted to LSU.

  • Submit your residential life housing application.

  • List the Agriculture Residential College as your first choice.


This Week at Blake


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 males cannot gain access to the female floors.


Q:What is the floor plan?

A:Rooms are 12'6" x 16'. Each room has two movable/loftable twin XL beds, two desks, two chest of drawers, two wardrobes, and a vanity sink with an underneath storage cabinet. Bathrooms are in the hallways. Each room has its own thermostat. 


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.