Mass Communication Residential College

First-year students majoring in the Manship School of Mass Communication can live in South 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 dedication from faculty and staff are unmatched. They will do everything they can to prepare you for a career in Mass Communication whether you are looking to pursue a concentration in Digital Advertising, Journalism, Political Communication, or Public Relations, or a 3+3 major.

South Hall

Everything students need to be successful is provided in South Hall, including offices where Manship School of Mass Communication faculty advisors hold office hours, a computer lab classroom, multiple group and individual study spaces, outdoor courtyards, and modern two-student, suite-bathroom style rooms in a great location on the west side of campus. 

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To participate in the Mass Comm Residential College, you must:

  • Must be a first-year student or an undergraduate international exchange student with a declared major in the Manship School of Mass Communication and a concentration in journalism (broadcasting and web/print), digital advertising, public relations, and political communication or pursuing the 3+3 program
  • Enroll in at least two MCRC courses in both the fall and spring semesters
    • Students are required to enroll in MC 2000 in the fall semester and MC 2010 in either the fall or spring semester. These courses will count toward the two required MCRC offered courses for the semester.
    • Contact Jax Jeffries, academic counselor, at or 225-578-7312 for scheduling assistance

  • Priority course scheduling
  • Reserved spaces in courses
  • Some courses taught in South Hall
  • Exclusive access to mass comm-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 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 South Hall
  • Live close to athletic facilities and The 5 dining hall

During the admitted-student housing application process, select the Mass Comm 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 Mass Comm Residential College eligibility information, view the requirements above or contact MCRC staff listed below. 

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

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Roxanne Dill
Mass Communication Residential College Faculty Rector

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Renee Lucas
Mass Communication Residential College Advisor

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Zach Camerino
South Hall
Residence Coordinator
Department of Residential Life