Human Sciences & Education Residential College

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

The community offers an educational and social community for the broad spectrum of majors within the College of Human Sciences & Education, including tomorrow's researchers, social workers, counselors, teachers and principals, librarians, archivists, physical and human movement scientists, doctors, occupational and physical therapists, physician assistants, dentists, athletic trainers, sports administrators, higher education professionals, and human resource professionals.


Cypress Hall

As the first LEED-certified residence hall on campus, Cypress Hall is a leader in energy-efficiency with indoor-outdoor learning spaces, storm water recovery systems, interior bike storage rooms, energy-efficient mechanical systems, sustainable finishes, and solar demonstration systems. The building boasts beautiful indoor/outdoor courtyards, offices where faculty advisors hold office hours, an academic advisor on site, classrooms and an activity studio for kinesiology in the building, multiple study spaces, and large rec room.

Located on the west side of campus, Cypress is close to The 5 dining hall, the Greek Amphitheater, and the Enchanted Forest.  

More about Cypress Hall

To participate in the HSE Residential College, you must:

  • Be a first-year student with a accepted declared major in the College of Human Sciences & Education or select Allied Health majors
  • Enroll in at least two courses offered through the HSERC in both the fall and spring semesters
    •  In the Fall semester, all HSERC students will be required to take HSE 1000: Introduction to Research, a one-hour student success seminar.
    • Contact Haley Shows at or 225-578-2331 for scheduling assistance

College of Human Sciences and Education majors: within the Schools of Education (DUALC; ELED; ECE), Kinesiology (PREAT; KIN; SPADM), Leadership and Human Resource Development (LHRD), Learning Experience, Design and Innovation (LXDI), Social Work (SWORK), or Child & Family Studies (CFS)
Allied Health majors including Cardiopulmonary Sciences (RTH), Dental Hygiene (DH), Dental Lab Technician (DLT), Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences (PMDT), Pre-Dental* (PDEN), Pre-Med* (PMED), Pre-Occupational Therapy (POT), Pre-Pharmacy (PPHAR), Pre-Physician Assistant (PA), Pre-Physical Therapy (PPT), Pre-Public Health (PUBH) are also accepted

Pre-Nursing (PNURS) is not an eligible major. 

  • Priority course scheduling
  • Reserved spaces in courses
  • Some courses taught in Cypress Hall
  • Exclusive access to hse-related programming, hands-on activities, tours, and lab experiences
  • Easily make new connections by living and learning with a core group of peers
  • Hear from industry leaders and student organizations 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 Cypress Hall
  • Live close to the 5 dining hall, the Greek Amphitheater, and the Enchanted Forest

During the admitted-student housing application process, select the Human Sciences & Education 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 Human Sciences & Education Residential College eligibility information, view the requirements above or contact HSERC staff listed below. 

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

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Hannah Plauche
HSE Res College Rector
College of Human Sciences & Education


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Haley Shows
HSE Res College Advisor 
College of Human Sciences & Education

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Paige Hrobsky Curtis
Cypress Hall 
Residence Coordinator 
Department of Residential Life