LCs and Housing

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Learning Communities and University Housing for 2024

Residential Learning Community (RLC) students are required to complete the online Colorado State University Housing application at www.myhousing.colostate.edu no later than June 14, 2024. A completed Housing application is required in order to be eligible to live on campus. Completing the Housing application by June 16th allows students to have access to select a room within their RLC Residence Hall during the RLC room selection process June 17th-June 28th. Students who do not participate in the room selection process during the designated RLC selection timeline June 17th-June 28th are not guaranteed space in their designated community hall.

Residential Learning Community students who choose to utilize the University Housing roommate selection process as a part of the Housing application must select a roommate from their RLC group. If a student selects a roommate who is not in the same RLC, their participation in the RLC may be impacted.

Additional information from your individual RLC will be sent to students regarding any orientation dates and other requirements.

If you have specific questions about your residence hall application, please contact University Housing at (970) 491-4719 or housing@colostate.edu.

Which Community is Right for You?

First-Year Students

Living Substance Free Community
First Year
Continuing Students
The Living Substance Free Community in Corbett Hall is a community for students who are committed to a lifestyle free from alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.
Sustainability Leadership
First Year
Part of the Warner College of Natural Resources’ learning communities, students learn in a NR 192 seminar focused on sustainability philosophy and practice connected to natural resources as well as the environment, economics, and social equity.
Outdoor Leadership
First Year
Part of the Warner College of Natural Resources’ learning communities, students learn in a NR 192 seminar focused on philosophy and history of natural resources as well as case study exploration in outdoor leadership practices.
Key Communities
First Year
Continuing Students
The Key Communities are learning communities for first year, second year, and continuing students designed to honor the identities and strengths of each student to foster student’s transition to and through the University.
University Honors Program
First Year
The Honors Residential Learning Community (HRLC) offers incoming Honors students an opportunity to connect with the Honors program and live with students who share their interests.
Health & Exercise Sciene
First Year
In the Health & Exercise Science (HES) Residential Learning Community, you will live with other students who are taking the same courses, have similar career goals, and with students that are often vested in living active and healthy lifestyles.
Equity & Leadership in Natural Resources
First Year
Part of the Warner College of Natural Resources’ learning communities, students learn in a NR 192 seminar focused on diverse perspectives in natural resources, environmental justice, and leadership to support and promote equity in natural resources.
Engineering Residential Learning Community
First Year
Located in Academic Village, residents of this community can take advantage of design studios, collaborative work rooms, an electronic classroom, peer mentoring, and nightly tutoring.
Amplify
First Year
Located in Pinon Hall, Laurel Village, students with College of Natural Sciences majors live, learn, and grow together in Amplify. Through our residential and academic experiences, our students come together in a community that amplifies their individual voices.
ACE
First Year
The Arts and Creative Expression Residential Learning Community (ACE) is a program in Parmelee Hall that provides students in the visual and performing arts a collaborative environment in which to grow creatively.
Align
First Year
Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience undergraduate students come together to cultivate an inclusive community of scientists committed to improving the health of animals, people, and the planet.

Continuing Students

If you are interested in being a part of a learning community beyond your first year, check out the following:

Year 2 @ CSU
Continuing Students
The purpose of the Year 2 @ CSU: Residential Community is to create a themed living community geared towards the educational goals of second-year students living in the residence halls.
Living Substance Free Community
First Year
Continuing Students
The Living Substance Free Community in Corbett Hall is a community for students who are committed to a lifestyle free from alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.
Key Communities
First Year
Continuing Students
The Key Communities are learning communities for first year, second year, and continuing students designed to honor the identities and strengths of each student to foster student’s transition to and through the University.

*Many of the first-year Learning Communities have the option to continue beyond the first year. Contact individual communities for more information.

Transfer Students

If you are a transfer student interested in any of the communities listed above, contact the specific community to determine if it is a good fit for you. Many of the communities can accommodate transfer students. You can also find out more information about Transfer Programs at CSU here. Additionally, we have the following learning communities that are specifically for transfer students:

Transfer Programs @ CSU
Transfer Students
The Transfer Residential Communities are located in Allison Hall, Laurel Village-Alpine, and Summit Hall. The Communities consist of transfer students with an interest in learning more about the resources at CSU and making connections with other transfer students.
Wolves 2 Rams
Transfer Students
The Wolves to Rams Learning Community is a non-residential program that provides resources to students in STEM transferring from Front Range Community College, and other community colleges within the Colorado Community College System, to Colorado State University.