Living Learning Communities
Many students choose a Living Learning Community their first and second year. These houses fill up early—some before the March 1 priority date. So get your application in early! (You can apply before you know if you have been admitted to the University of Minnesota.)
College of Science and Engineering-specific communities include:
CSE Second Year House
Open to returning second-year students in the College of Science and Engineering.
Located in Pioneer Hall, the College of Science and Engineering Second Year House is an opportunity to continue building connections with other CSE students.
This house allows you to experience science and engineering outside the classroom through specialized major and career development opportunities, student engagement programs, leadership training, experiential and project-based learning, and more.
CSE Transfer House
Open to transfer students admitted to the College of Science and Engineering.
The College of Science and Engineering Transfer House in Pioneer Hall connects transfer students who have similar interests in science and engineering.
You will be introduced to opportunities in research, learn abroad, and leadership, in addition to social events such as barbecues, dinners with professors, and off-campus experiences. Students also have access to the Taylor Tutoring Center in Frontier Hall.
The CSE Transfer House is co-ed and has space for 30 students.
STEM Diversity House
Open to students of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Located in Pioneer Hall, the STEM Diversity House creates a smaller environment in which underrepresented students studying science and engineering can learn from peers, graduate students, faculty, and professionals.
This house offers support for students to be successful in the classroom and to explore their academic, career, and personal interests. The Community Advisor (CA) works with faculty and staff of STEM fields to provide social activities such as lab tours, faculty dinners, study groups, and company tours.
Students will be also encouraged to participate in the North Star STEM Alliance, which offers funding for research, leadership opportunities, networking, mentorships, and more.
This co-ed community has space for approximately 20 students.
Taylor House for Science and Engineering
Open to College of Science and Engineering first-year students interested in any area of science or engineering.
The Taylor House in Frontier Hall facilitates an environment in which students can learn from others who have similar interests in science and engineering.
Students can participate in social activities such as dinners with faculty and professionals. Faculty and staff advisors from the College of Science and Engineering provide on-site academic advising and career guidance. Because of the popularity of this program, applicants must be willing to attend a few activities sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering throughout the year.
The Taylor House is a co-ed community with space for 200 students.
University Honors Housing
Open to all students admitted to the University Honors Program.
Students in the University Honors Program are strongly urged to live in University Honors Housing in Middlebrook Hall, where they can connect with other honors students from across all colleges at the University of Minnesota.
The house offers options to get involved in co-curricular activities, attend talks and visits by esteemed professors and campus visitors, and work on-site with tutors and community assistants who are part of the University Honors Program.
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) House, sponsored by Medtronic
Open to female first-year students interested in any area of science or engineering.
Located in Frontier Hall, the WISE House creates a smaller environment in which women interested in science and engineering can learn from others who have similar academic and career interests.
Residents in the WISE House participate in the WISE-Medtronic Mentor Program. Professional engineers at Medtronic volunteer for this one-to-one mentorship program that runs throughout the academic year.
The Community Advisor (CA) works with the faculty and staff of WISE to provide social activities such as lab tours, dinners with faculty, and study groups.