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Science Residential College

The Science Residential College (SRC) is a popular program housed in the newly renovated Evangeline Hall in the Horseshoe Community* for students pursuing a degree in the College of Science. As a student living in the SRC, you will have many opportunities to investigate the ways math and science can help you achieve your goals. 

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.

In addition to being a part of the on campus community and Horseshoe Community, students in the Science 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 SRC, creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus
  • Learn about research projects in your areas of interests
  • Benefit from reserved seats in cohort courses 
  • Connect with professional organizations specific to your major and career goals
  • Network early with the high concentration of pre-medicine, pre-dental and pre-pharmacy majors in the community
  • Engage in academic support from faculty and tutors
  • Interact with faculty, staff, and alumni from the College of Science 
  • Receive academic guidance from SRC faculty advisors and academic counselor
  • Attend exclusive events for residents to examine careers in basic and applied sciences, medicine and dentistry, secondary and college education, business and industry, government and public service
  • Attend events to examine careers in basic and applied sciences, medicine and dentistry, secondary and college education, business and industry, government and public service


To be admitted in the Science Residential College (SRC), students are evaluated on multiple areas of academic achievements and aspirations. To participate in the Science Residential College in the Horseshoe Community, students must:

  • Be a first-year student majoring in biochemistry, biological science, chemistry, geology, microbiology, physics, mathematics, undecided science and engineering, 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, IP/CLEP, and AP credit will be considered as part of the admission evaluation and course placement. See the complete list of requirements here.

Requirements During the First Year

To remain eligible for residence in the SRC, participants must complete a set of requirements during the first year at LSU:

  • 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, IP/CLEP, and AP credit
    • Contact Allison Hargrave, advisor for the Science Residential College, at or 225-578-4200 for scheduling assistance
  • Participate in SRC sponsored events
  • Enroll in the introductory College of Science course “Becoming a Scientist”
  • Students are encouraged to enroll in the College of Science’s summer workshop, BIOS (Biology Intensive Orientation for Students), prior to the fall semester

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 and will begin making room selections in May

For More Information

  • For housing application and room assignment information, please contact Res Life at 225-578-8663.
  • For Science Residential College eligibility information, please contact SRC staff listed below.  

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. 

*If the program reaches capacity in Evangeline Hall, students may be placed in the neighboring hall, Annie Boyd Hall. 


Hollie Hale-Donze

Hollie Hale-Donze
Science Residential College
Faculty Rector

Nick Aniol

Nick Aniol
Horseshoe Community
Residence Life Coordinator