What to Expect

What to Expect



LSU Integrative Community Studies Program provides a life-changing college experience for students with intellectual disabilities.

Residential Program Assistance

ICS Students are housed in 4-bedroom apartments with two other ICS students and one Independent Living Assistant. The Independent Living Assistant is a traditional LSU undergraduate/graduate student trained in educational, vocational, and social needs of ICS Residents. These Assistants will guide students with independent living tasks while on campus. 

LSU’s Residential Life Resident Assistants will be available for housing questions as well.

Student's Daily Schedule

Time Monday & Wednesday Tuesday & Thursday Friday
7:00 a.m. Rise & Shine
AM Routine
Rise & Shine
AM Routine
Rise & Shine
AM Routine
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 a.m. ICS Course ICS Lab; Workforce Exploration UREC Course & Free play
12:00 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00 p.m. Academic Courses Chores/Laundry; Study Time/Tutoring Weekend Prep: Take out trash, etc.
3:00 p.m. Campus Activity & Exploration
Personal Time
Residents Check Out
for the weekend
5:00 p.m. UREC Course: Yoga, Pilates, etc. Campus Gathering Residents return Sunday 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Dinner Dinner  
9:00 p.m. PM Routine PM Routine  

Instructors, Mentors, and Assistants

ICS Residents are accompanied while on campus by Faculty Members, Academic Mentors, and Independent Living Assistants.

Course Sequence

Program & Campus Orientation
Independent Living I
Traditional Academic Courses (2)

Independent Living II
Work Experience I
Traditional Academic Courses (2)

Independent Living III
Work Experience II
Traditional Academic Courses (2)

Independent Living IV
Work Experience III
Traditional Academic Courses (2)

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