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Career Discovery Residential College

The Career Discovery Residential College in Spruce Hall aims to help guide first-year students of all majors in the discovery process of selecting their major and career. Programs in this community are geared toward self-discovery, career exploration and exploring various majors within LSU and their related careers.

In addition to being a part of the on campus community and Spruce Hall community, students in the Career Discovery Residential College also benefit from these unique opportunities provided in this living-learning community:

  • Live and take classes with the same group of peers (sometimes right in their res hall), creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus
  • Have priority scheduling for some courses
  • Learn about the various majors offered at LSU and different career opportunities within each major offered
  • Enjoy collaborations with the LSU Olinde Career Center, the Center for Academic Success, and the University College for Freshman Year to offer exclusive programs and services in the community
  • Attend seminars on topics such as resume writing and job searching
  • Access to in-hall tutoring and faculty office hours


Requirements and Eligibility

To participate in the Career Discovery Residential College in Spruce Hall, students must:

  • Must be a first-year student of any major.
    • Honors College students are not eligible due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Have an interest in exploring various majors offered by LSU and the associated careers
  • Enroll in at least two courses offered through CDRC in both the fall and spring semesters
    • Contact Gwen Snearl, academic counselor, at or 225-578-9265 for scheduling assistance
  • See the complete list of requirements here. 


Application and Room Assignments

  • Eligible students should select the Career Discovery Residential College as their housing preference on the housing application.
  • Career Discovery Residential College staff reviews the applicants for eligibility and notifies residents of their acceptance into the program beginning in late fall.
  • CDRC residents can search for potential roommates in the online housing portal in January and will begin making room selections in April.
  • For housing application and room assignment information, please contact Res Life at 225-578-8663.
  • For Career Discovery Residential College eligibility information, please contact CDRC staff listed below. 


Spruce Hall

Spruce Hall is LSU's newest residence hall. It has everything students need to be successful: offices where faculty advisors hold office hours, classrooms in the building, multiple study spaces, a beautiful courtyard, and indoor bike storage in a great location on the west side of campus.



Fall 2017



cdrc Staff

Saundra Granger
Career Discovery Residential College
Faculty Rector

ERC Staff

David Morris
Residence Life Coordinator