NDSU Residence Life offers seven learning community opportunities in five academic areas and two special interest areas! No matter which type of community you are in, participation in the community allows you to connect closely with other students, connect classroom and out-of-classroom learning; network with faculty and staff; and work together to achieve common goals. Residence Life staff provide guidance and support to empower you to become an engaged global citizen.
Academic Learning Communities
Students in academically focused communities interact through co-enrollment in courses each semester as identified by their college, activities focused specifically on their fields of study and community development activities offered by hall staff. All these efforts help students to build strong connections with their college and peers.
Look at each Learning Community page to see what makes it a unique place to live and learn. Students majoring in programs listed on each page are eligible to request to live in these communities.
Students participating in each academic learning community are eligible to register for LAUNCH, an early arrival program connecting students to campus in the days prior to the semester starting. Check out your learning community page for additional information about LAUNCH 2016.
Special Interest Learning Communities
Students in special interest learning communities have opportunities to build friendships with peers who have similar interests or values and strive to learn and grow from those around them. These two communities connect with faculty, have activities throughout the academic year, and offer unique welcome activities.
The TIES Community offers upper division transfer and international students a unique opportunity to connect with peers from a diverse array of backgrounds. This community focuses on providing valuable resources, events, and information to experienced students who are new to NDSU.
TIES offers a welcome event unique for transfer and international/exchange students hosted the day prior to move in day. Check out the TIES website for additional information.
The Wellness Community is a substance free living environment focusing education on the Seven Dimensions of Wellness. A community agreement is required for any student to be placed in this special interest community.
Being part of the Wellness Community also means the opportunity to participate in the Wellness Retreat scheduled for the first weekend of the semester. Check out the Wellness website for additional details.
How to Apply
Be sure to select your learning community preference when completing your Residence Hall Application. Please note, to be eligible for academic communities you must be going into an academic major offered by that college.