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Health Professions Community

Students participating in this community combine their living environment with learning, both inside and outside the classroom. Unique programming is offered specifically for your major, along with visits from faculty and staff within the College of Health Professions, to help you become successful in the classroom.  In fact, students who have lived in the community in the past have proven to be more successful than their peers who do not live in the community. Additionally, you have a greater advantage in meeting fellow health professions students to develop a strong network of future colleagues. The Health Professions Community is currently located in our high rise complex.

Why Live in the Health Professions Learning Community

  • All your neighbors are majoring in the same type of programs
  • Study partners next door
  • Academic advising information sessions on the floor
  • Connect with faculty and staff from the college

"Being part of the Health Professions Community gives me an opportunity to socialize and meet the people that I will be seeing around campus for the next several years. Being a part of the community allows us to help each other with homework because we are taking several of the same classes." Kathryn, Pre-Pharmacy

“[Living in the Health Professions Learning Community] is a great networking opportunity amongst others seeking a degree/profession similar to your own. Many of the health fields are interrelated, so whether your fellow student is there for pharmacy, nursing, or another health profession, you already have something in common.” Martin, Pre-Pharmacy

Who is Eligible

Students majoring in one of the following programs: 

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pre-Pharmacy)
  • Nursing
  • Respiratory Care
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Radiologic Science

Apply Now

Click here to complete an application to be considered for a space in the Health Professions Community. Completion of the application does not guarantee a space. Eligible students may be assigned to a wait list and will be contacted with space becomes available. 


  • Submit the learning community application after finalizing your NDSU Housing Application
  • Apply prior to February 28, 2019 for priority placement
  • Mid-March learning community housing assignments will be emailed to students
  • Students on the wait list will receive an email to participate in room self-selection

LAUNCH 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 Health Professions; 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 22-23, 2019.

Registration will being shortly after room selection assignments have been completed in the spring.

  • Students wishing to participate in the LAUNCH Program must be assigned to a space in the Health Professions Learning Community prior to submitting their LAUNCH registration.
  • LAUNCH offers a high intensity program with activities throughout both days. Students will not be able to participate in multiple programs simultaneously with 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.” 




Carol Jergenson, Assistant Director for Residential Education
NDSU Residence Life

Kelly Haugen, Academic Advisor/Learning Community Coordinator
College of Health Professions

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