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Science Residential College

At the LSU College of Science, you have unlimited opportunities to investigate the ways that math and science can help you achieve your dreams. The College of Science is committed to developing and maintaining world-class research programs and educating the next generation of international leaders in the sciences. We are answering the questions that matter. 

Start your discovery by living in the Science Residential College (SRC), a living-learning community with the full support of the LSU College of Science. As a student living in the SRC, you will have many opportunities to promote your success and achieve your goals. Benefits include education enrichment, engagement in the LSU Community, and a convenient location  in the newly renovated Evangeline Hall and Highland Hall in the Horseshoe Community.

Education Enrichment Opportunities

  • Participate in programs and services designed to enhance your education
  • Learn about research projects in your areas of interests
  • Benefit from reserved seats in cohort courses
  • Engage in academic support from faculty and tutors
  • Receive academic guidance from SRC faculty advisors and academic counselor

Engagement with the LSU and College of Science Community:

  • Establish working relationships with faculty members

  • Live with peers with similar goals

  • Create a smaller network within the larger LSU campus

  • Connect with professional organizations specific to your major and career goals

  • Network with professionals in medicine, dentistry, and other health related fields

  • Attend events to examine careers in basic and applied sciences, medicine and dentistry, secondary and college education, business and industry, government and public service

Location Benefits of the SRC

  • Live in the newly renovated Evangeline Hall and Highland Hall in the Horseshoe Community
  • Walk to Student Union, Bookstore, UREC, Life Sciences complex and more in minutes
  • Take a class or two in your residence hall with your peers, or on the larger campus with your neighbors
  • Access to in-hall tutoring and faculty office hours
  • Meet with SRC advisor in hall during office hours 

Admission and Requirements

To be admitted in the Science Residential College (SRC), students are evaluated on multiple areas of academic achievements and aspirations. To remain eligible for residence in the SRC, participants must complete a set of requirements during the first year at LSU.

Admission Eligibility

  • Be a first-year student majoring in biochemistry, biological science, chemistry, geology, microbiology, physics, mathematics, undecided science, pre-pharmacy, pre-medical or pre-dental in the College of Science or be a first-year student majoring in coastal environmental science in the College of the Coast and Environment
  • ACT/SAT scores, Dual Enrollment Credit, IB/CLEP, and AP credit will be considered as part of the admission evaluation and course placement. See the complete list of requirements here.
    • If ACT/SAT scores are not available, the personal essay submitted with the LSU admission application will be reviewed. The essay will be required for admittance into the SRC if the ACT/SAT scores are not available or the minimum required score has not been met.

Requirements During the First Year

  • Enroll in at least two courses offered through the SRC in both the fall and spring semesters
    • Placement will depend on ACT/SAT scores, Dual Enrollment Credit, IB/CLEP, and AP credit
  • Participate in SRC sponsored events
  • Enroll in the introductory College of Science course “Becoming a Scientist”

Application and Room Assignments

  • Eligible students should select the Science 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.
  • SRC residents can search for potential roommates in the online housing portal in March and will begin making room selections in May.

For More Information

  • For housing application and room assignment information, please contact Housing at 225-578-8663.
  • For Science Residential College eligibility information, please contact SRC staff listed below.  
  • For questions regarding course placemen,t please review the LSU General Catalog then contact the SRC academic advisor.

Horseshoe Community Halls

The Horseshoe Community halls provide everything students need to be successful: offices where faculty advisors hold office hours, classrooms in the building, multiple study spaces, outdoor green space, and large student rooms in a great location on the east side of campus. 


SRC Rector Hollie Hale-Donze

Hollie Hale-Donze
Science Residential College
Faculty Rector

SRC Advisor Allison Hargrave

Allison Hargrave
Science Residential College
Academic Counselor

Horseshoe Community Residence Coordinator - Eslam Abuhmad

Eslam Abumad
Residence Coordinator