Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) Community
The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Community provides opportunities for first-year students within this college to connect, learn, and grow together. Students will participate in a one credit course each semester as a cohort, providing opportunities to learn from one another both inside and out of the classroom. From photojournalism to career development, students will be exposed to a wide variety of opportunities to enhance their academic work. The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Community is currently located in our high rise complex.
"I really love that many people within this community have similar interests and goals. Having a major that falls under the categories of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences allow us to really bond with people who are similar to us." Madeline, Vocal Music Education
What’s Happening in the AHSS Community
- Class participation in AHSS 199 (Fall, 1 credit) and COMM 110: Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Spring, 3 credit)
- LAUNCH in August (see below)
- Connect and network with faculty across the college
- Academic advisor sessions in the hall
- Service opportunities
- Social activities hosted by peers in the community
Students in this community must be majoring in an area within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. List of majors is available here. If you qualify, and space is still available, you will receive an email invitation to participate. If you are interested in participating, you will need to complete the AHSS Learning Community Agreement. Please note that learning communities offer a limited number of spaces, so if you are invited and you would like to participate, please do not delay in returning your agreement.
Because Learning Community members live together in specific halls, if you are accepted, you will be notified and assigned a hall and room by Residence Life. If you do not get accepted, or you are not interested in the Learning Community, you will participate in the general student room self-selection process in March.
LAUNCH 2018 Program
The LAUNCH Program is a way for you to get an early start on your college experience. This program is designed for you to connect with faculty and staff in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science; learn tools for being successful in your college experience; and become more comfortable with the NDSU campus. The two day program is packed full of sessions and events to LAUNCH you in the right direction! The dates are August 16-18, 2018.
Registration is open until Tuesday, July 10, 2018. A fee of $30 will be applied to each participant’s student account at the start of the semester. This program is limited to the first 30 students who register. Complete this registration form to secure your spot!
Students wishing to participate in the LAUNCH Program must be assigned to a space in the AHSS Learning Community prior to their registration form being submitted. Students may not participate in other early arrival programs during the same time as LAUNCH.
Some LAUNCH activities include: networking with peers, getting familiarized with campus, hands on activities specific to your college, supporting the NDSU community through service with move-in day, hearing from college administration, staff, and upper division students, social time, and more. Hear what previous LAUNCH participants have said about the program:
“It helped me feel ahead of the game, as far as connections with other people, knowing the campus, and knowing what facilities are available to us students.”
“I surprisingly liked being in the move-in crew; the upperclassmen who were at the building I was assigned to make it a really positive and fun experience.”
“I got to meet a small core group of friends, which made it a lot easier to make more later on. The LAUNCH program did exactly what it said it would do for me, which is give me a head start.”