Humanities & Social Sciences Residential College

First-year students majoring in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences can live in North Hall and take classes with the same group of peers, creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus from day one. 

In this living-learning environment, the academic support is unmatched. Many of your HSS classes will be held in the residence hall, with additional tutoring and on-campus events designed to help you succeed at LSU and beyond!


North Hall

As part of the Residential College One Complex (RCC), North Hall surrounds a beautifully landscaped central courtyard with West Hall, South Hall, and East Hall, which houses the faculty-in-residence apartment. North Hall is on the west side of campus near the athletic facilities and The 5 dining hall. 

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To participate in the HSS Residential College, you must:

  • Be a first-year student with a declared major in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, including pre-law
  • Enroll in at least two courses offered through HSSRC in both the fall and spring semesters
    • In the fall semester, all HSSRC students will be required to take HSS 1000: Introduction to Research, a one-hour, once-a-week student success seminar.
    • In the spring semester, all HSSRC students will be required to take HSS 1001: Introduction to HSS Career Pathways, a one-hour, once-a-week seminar that helps students link their chosen major to a career pathway and develop the skills and tools necessary to successfully navigate the job field once they've graduated.
    • The second course required in the fall and spring will vary based on student needs.
    • For scheduling assistance, contact HSSRC Advisor Heather Bull
  • Participate in HSSRC events and programming that is intentionally designed to enhance student success

College of Humanities & Social Sciences majors: African and African American Studies (AAAS), Anthropology (ANTH), Communication Disorders (COMD), Communication Studies (CMST), Economics (ECONA), English ** (ENGL), French (FREN), Geography (GEOGA/GEOGS), History (HIST), Interdisciplinary Studies ** (IS), International Studies ** (INTL), Liberal Arts ** (LIBAR), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (POLI), Pre-Law (PLAW), Psychology (PSYCS), Screen Arts (SABA), Sociology (SOCL), Spanish (SPAN), Undecided-Social Sciences (UNSS)

** These majors must have a concentration declared. Concentrations are not listed here.

  • Priority course scheduling
  • Reserved spaces in courses
  • Some courses taught in North Hall
  • Exclusive access to HSS-related programming
  • Easily make new connections by living and learning with a core group of peers
  • Hear from industry leaders at several special-interest lectures and engage in hands-on activities
  • Network with faculty members and college administrators
  • Access to in-community tutoring and faculty office hours
  • Faculty and staff hold office hours and review sessions inside North Hall
  • Live close to the athletic facilities and The 5 dining hall

During the admitted-student housing application process, select the Humanities & Social Sciences Residential College as your preferred housing option.

You'll receive notice of acceptance into the living-learning program by the spring, and then you can begin searching for and matching with potential roommates. 

For HSS Residential College eligibility information, view the requirements above or contact HSSRC staff listed below. 

For housing application and room assignment information, please contact Residential Life at

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Erin Halloran
HSS Res College Rector
College of Humanities & Social Sciences


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Heather Bull
HSS Res College Advisor
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Danielle Thomas
HSS Res College Associate Rector
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Christopher Wheeless
North Hall 
Residence Coordinator 
Department of Residential Life