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.
"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
What’s Happening in the Health Professions Community
- LAUNCH in August (see below)
- Connect and network with faculty across the college
- Regular interactions with academic advisors
- Health related field trips
- Academic advising information session
- Social activities hosted by peers in the community
- Chemistry courses as determined by academic plan and academic advisor
Students in this community must be majoring in an area within the College of Health Professions: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing, Respiratory Care, Medical Laboratory Sciences, or Radiologic Science. If you qualify, and there is still space available, you will receive an email invitation to participate. If you are interested in participating, you will need to complete the Health Profession 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 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 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 Health Professions 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.”