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Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) Community

The Arts, Humanities, and Soial 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 allowing them opportunities to learn from each other 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 and to provide career options upon graduation. The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Community is located on 4th and 5th floors of Thompson Hall .

"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
Fargo, ND

What’s Happening in the AHSS Community:

  • Class participation in AHSS 199: Looking In (Fall, 1 credit) and AHSS 199: Reaching Out (Spring, 1 credit)
  • Opportunity to participate in LAUNCH
  • Connect and network with faculty across the college
  • AHSS Community Kick-off Event
  • Slice of Advice  - academic advisor information session
  • Service opportunities at local elementary school
  • Monthly social activities hosted within the community

How To Apply:

Students in this community must be majoring in an area within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences which includes:

  • Agricultural Communication
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Management Communication
  • Music
  • New Media/Web Design
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Public History
  • Strategic Communication (Public Relations & Advertising)
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

Students wishing to participate in this community sould mark the Arts, Humanities, and social Sciences (AHSS) option on their residence hall application. Students are placed in the community on a first come, first serve basis. 

LAUNCH 2016 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 Sciences (AHSS); learn tools for being successful in your college experience; and become more comfortable with the NDSU campus. This is two days packed full of events to LAUNCH you in the right direction!

Some LAUNCH activities include: networking with peers, familiarizing 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 made 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 headstart.”

To participate in LAUNCH 2016 you must be assigned to the AHSS Learning Community (Thompson Hall floors 4 and 5) and complete the LAUNCH registration form prior to July 15, 2016. A cost of $30 will be applied to your student account for participation in this program. Mark your calendar for LAUNCH 2016 on August 18 - 20, 2016.

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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. 5310 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Department of Residence Life

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 8:14:11 AM