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Human Development and Education

Human Development and Education Community began in the fall 2015 semester and is open to first-year students with majors offered throughout this college. The College of Human Development and Education provides opportunities and events throughout the year focused on student success. Students in this community will be exposed to a variety of opportunities to enhance their academic work and develop staff and student networks to assist throughout their academic career. The HDE Community is located in the high rise complex.

“HDE is one of the colleges at NDSU that focuses on individual interaction and a lifelong connection. During just my first semester and a half at NDSU, I have met so many faculty and staff, who are all so caring and supportive with everything I do. They are always ready to lend a helping hand.” Hayley, Family and Consumer Sciences Education

what's happening in the hde community
  • Enroll in two courses: HDE 189 (fall, 1 credit) and COMM 110: Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Spring, 3 credits)
  • Participate in College sponsored events throughout the year
  • Attend the LAUNCH Program in August (see below)
  • Connect and network with faculty across the college
  • Engage in social activities hosted by peers in the community 
participation

Students in this community must be majoring in an area within the College of Human Development and Education which includes: Apparel, Retail Merchandising, and Design, Dietetics, Elementary Education with Human Development and Family Science, Exercise Science, Family and Consumer Science Education, Health Education, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Development and Family Science (stand alone program), Interior Design, Physical Education, Social Work with Human Development and Family Science, or Sport Management. Other areas of Secondary Education are housed by the college offering the content area until the student is accepted into the School of Education during their second or third year of the program. (i.e. a History Education student wishing to apply for a Learning Community housing option should mark the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) option on their residence hall application.)

If you qualify, and there is still space in the community, you will receive an email invitation to participate. If you are interested in participating, you will need to complete the Human Development and Education 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 Human Development and Education; 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 HD&E 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.” 


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7557 / Fax: (701) 231-7599
Campus address: Bison Court West 
Physical/delivery address: 1415 14th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 3430 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:22:14 AM
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