The Mass Communication Residential College (MCRC) is sponsored by the Manship School of Mass Communication and offers an educational and social community for the next generation of journalism, public relations, advertising, and political communication professionals living in Residential College One - South Hall.
In addition to being a part of the on-campus community and Residential College One - South Hall community, students in the Mass Communication Residential College also benefit from these unique opportunities provided in this living-learning community:
- Live and take classes, sometimes in the res halls in the community, with their peers in MCRC, creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus
- Have priority scheduling for some mass communication classes
- Attend exclusive seminars from Manship faculty on topics like resume writing and business etiquette
- Interact with Manship School of Mass Communication faculty, staff, and alumni
- Prepare to apply for entrance into the Manship School of Mass Communication
- Get acclimated to the diversity of the mass communication field and empowered for successful careers in a fast-paced, evolving field
- Explore different career opportunities within each major
- Leave the program able to demonstrate an understanding of diversity and of professional ethics in pursuit of trust and accuracy
- Think critically, creatively, and independently
- Attend Associated Press writing style tutoring program to learn to write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences, and purposes they serve
- Access to in-community tutoring, study groups, and faculty office hours
- Meet with in-hall academic advisers during set office hours to help adjust socially and educationally to college life
Requirements and Eligibility
To participate in the Mass Communication Residential College, students must:
- Must be a first-year student or an undergraduate international exchange student with a declared major in the Manship School of Mass Communication and a concentration in journalism (broadcasting and web/print), digital advertising, public relations, and political communication
- Enroll in at least two MCRC courses in both the fall and spring semesters
- Students are required to enroll in MC 2000 in the fall semester and MC 2010 in either the fall or spring semester
- Contact Courtni Guidry, academic counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-578-2336 for scheduling assistance
- See the complete list of requirements.
Application and Room Assignments
- Eligible students should select the Mass Communication Residential College as their housing preference on the housing application.
- Residential College staff reviews the applications for eligibility as they are received and notifies residents of their acceptance into the program throughout the spring.
- MCRC 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 Mass Communication Residential College eligibility information, please contact the staff listed below.
Residential College One - South Hall
Residential College One - South Hall provides everything students need to be successful: offices where Manship School of Mass Communication faculty advisors hold office hours, a computer lab classroom, multiple group and individual study spaces, outdoor courtyards, and modern two-student, suite-bathroom style rooms in a great location on the west side of campus.