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Science Residential College

The Science Residential College (SRC) is a popular program housed in Highland Hall and Louise Garig Hall (fall 2018) and the renovated Evangeline Hall (spring 2019) in the Horseshoe Community* for students pursuing a degree in the College of Science. The SRC provides an opportunity for first-year science students to establish working relationships with faculty members, get introduced to research projects in their areas of interest, and to live among their peers with similar interests.

The College of Science is committed to developing and maintaining world-class research programs and educating the next generation of international leaders in the sciences.

First-year students majoring in the College Science as well as students majoring in Coastal Environmental Science in the College of the Coast and Environment are eligible to live in this residential college.

In addition to being a part of the on campus community and Horseshoe Community (Highland, Louise Garig, Annie Boyd and Evangeline Halls), students in the Science Residential College also benefit from these unique opportunities provided in this living-learning community:

  • Live and take classes with the same group of peers (sometimes right in their res hall), creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus
  • Have priority scheduling for some courses
  • Adjust to the rigors of college courses, particularly in science and math
  • Make friends and get to know faculty in a small college living-learning environment
  • Receive guidance from SRC faculty advisors on the best courses to take and which clubs and professional organizations to join to get start college on the right track
  • Network early with the high concentration of pre-medicine, pre-dental and pre-pharmacy majors in the community
  • Access to in-hall tutoring and faculty office hours
  • Interact with faculty, staff, and alumni from the College of Science 
  • Meet with SRC advisor in hall during office hours 
  • Attend exclusive events for residents to examine careers in basic and applied sciences, medicine and dentistry, secondary and college education, business and industry, government and public service

Requirements and Eligibility

To participate in the Science Residential College in the Horseshoe Community, students must:

  • Be a first-year student majoring in biochemistry, biological science, chemistry, geology, microbiology, physics, mathematics, undecided science and engineering, undecided science, pre-pharmacy, pre-medical or pre-dental in the College of Science or be a first-year student majoring in coastal environmental science in the College of the Coast and Environment
  • Enroll in at least two courses offered through theSRC in both the fall and spring semesters
    • Placement will depend on ACT/SAT scores
    • Contact Capri Mandella, academic advisor, at or 225-578-4200 for scheduling assistance
  • See the complete list of requirements here. 
  • Students are encouraged to enroll in the College of Science’s summer workshop, BIOS (Biology Intensive Orientation for Students), prior to the fall semester


Application and Room Assignments

  • Eligible students should select the Science Residential College as their housing preference on the housing application.
  • Science Residential College staff reviews the applicants for eligibility and notifies residents of their acceptance into the program beginning in late fall.
  • SRC residents can search for potential roommates in the online housing portal in January and will begin making room selections in April.
  • For housing application and room assignment information, please contact Res Life at 225-578-8663.
  • For Science Residential College eligibility information, please contact SRC staff listed below. 


Horseshoe Community Halls*

The Horseshoe Community halls provide everything students need to be successful: offices where faculty advisors hold office hours, classrooms in the building, multiple study spaces, outdoor green space, and large student rooms in a great location on the east side of campus. 

For fall 2018, the Science Residential College will be housed in Highland Hall and Louise Garig Hall in the Horseshoe Community while Evangeline Hall undergoes renovation. Once renovation is complete, the program and its residents will move to Evangeline Hall for the spring 2019 semester to enjoy the second part of the year in the brand new facility. 

*If the program reaches capacity in the Horseshoe Community Halls, student may be placed in the neighboring hall, West Laville Hall.



Hollie Hale-Donze

Hollie Hale-Donze
Science Residential College
Faculty Rector

Raeshan Davis

Raeshan Davis
Horseshoe Community
Residence Life Coordinator