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Science Residential College

At the LSU College of Science, you have unlimited opportunities to investigate the ways that math and science can help you achieve your dreams. Start your discovery by living in the Science Residential College (SRC), a living-learning community for entering freshmen to forge friendships with others who are also pursuing similar degrees and interests in science.

Between the convenient location in Highland Hall and Evangeline Hall, access to faculty, studying with others in shared classes and additional academic support, SRC residents have a better opportunity to succeed as a science major.  

Engagement with the LSU and College of Science Community:

  • Establish working relationships with faculty members

  • Live with peers with similar goals

  • Create a smaller network within the larger LSU campus

  • Connect with professional organizations specific to your major and career goals

  • Network with professionals in medicine, dentistry, and other health related fields

  • Attend events to examine careers in basic and applied sciences, medicine and dentistry, secondary and college education, business and industry, government and public service

Location Benefits of the SRC

  • Live in the newly renovated Evangeline Hall and Highland Hall in the Horseshoe Community
  • Walk to Student Union, Bookstore, UREC, Life Sciences complex and more in minutes
  • Take a class or two in your residence hall with your peers, or on the larger campus with your neighbors
  • Access to in-hall tutoring and faculty office hours
  • Meet with SRC advisor in hall during office hours 

Admission Eligibility

  • Be a first-year student majoring in biochemistry, biological science, chemistry, geology, microbiology, physics, mathematics, pre-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
  • Meet the eligibility requirements of at least two cohort courses per semester. Course eligibility is dependent upon ACT/SAT scores, or on dual enrollment credit, IB/CLEP, AP credit, and ALEKs placement. Contact the SRC advisors with eligibility questions

Requirements During the First Year

Application and Room Assignments

  • Eligible students should select the Science Residential College as their housing preference on the housing application.
  • Residential college staff reviews the applications for eligibility as they are received and notifies residents of their acceptance into the program throughout the spring.
  • SRC residents can search for potential roommates in the online housing portal in March and will get room assignments in May and June.

For More Information

  • For housing application and room assignment information, please contact Housing at 225-578-8663.
  • For Science Residential College eligibility information, please contact SRC staff listed below.  
  • For questions regarding course placement, please review the LSU General Catalog then contact the SRC academic advisor.



SRC Rector Hollie Hale-Donze

Hollie Hale-Donze
Science Residential College
Faculty Rector

SRC Advisor Allison Hargrave

Allison Hargrave
Science Residential College
Academic Counselor

Horseshoe Community Residence Coordinator Ryan Campen

Ryan Campen
Residence Coordinator