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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 registration has closed as of July 20th. If you have any questions please call Carol Jergenson, Assistant Director for Residential Education  at  701.231.5603.


LAUNCH 2015 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; learn tools for being successful in your college experience; and become more comfortable with the NDSU campus before the rush of students move in. You will also get to interact with peers in the AHSS Learning Community, take part in fun activities, and create lasting memories. This is two days packed full of events to LAUNCH you in the right direction!

Previous LAUNCH participants commented, “Making connections with people was what I was looking for. It made the transition easier to college life!” “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.”

To participate in LAUNCH 2015 you must be assigned to the Health Professions Learning Community and complete the LAUNCH registration form. A cost of $30 will be applied to your student account for participation in this program. Mark your calendar for LAUNCH 2015 on August 20-22, 2015.

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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, July 22, 2015 5:35:34 PM