Cypress Hall: CHSE Residential College Opening Fall 2015


CCypress RenderingHSE students will soon have a new place to call home on the LSU campus. The College of Human Sciences & Education’s new residential college, Cypress Hall, is currently taking applications for its inaugural class of student residents beginning Fall 2015.

The new eco-friendly, on-campus living facility is available to freshman and first year students planning to enter the School of Education, School of Social Work, or School of Kinesiology.

Residents will have the unique opportunity to explore their diverse major paths through programs hosted in the building by in-hall staff and CHSE faculty members. They will take at least two classes every semester with other residential college students, with some of them in one of the on-site classrooms in Cypress Hall.

Cypress Hall also has an on-site academic advisor whose office will be in Cypress Hall with scheduled office hours, and students will have priority scheduling for some CHSE classes including exclusive access to some CHSE courses typically reserved for second-year students. Residents will have access to in-hall study groups and tutoring programs, as well as one-on-one mentoring and advising program to help new residents adjust to college life both socially and educationally.

“You can see and feel the excitement that surrounds the opening of this Residential College,” said School of Kinesiology Assistant Professor Dr. Wanda Hargoder, rector of Cypress Hall. “The CHSE administration, faculty and staff are all committed to making this the best living experience possible for our freshman class. Having worked both on the academic and administrative side of campus, I am convinced our Residential College is the most beneficial thing a freshman can do to ensure success both socially and academically.” 

Cypress Hall is located on the west side of campus, near The 5 dining hall, Peabody Hall and Middleton Library.

Students can apply for housing in Cypress Hall at

About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.