College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering
http://cse.umn.edu/

Choose a Living and Learning Community

Apply early for these popular housing options.

Many students at the College of Science and Engineering choose to live in a Living and Learning Community their first and even second year.

  • Live with students who share your academic and career interests.
  • Take advantage of programs to help you succeed academically.
  • Make friends!

There are many kinds of Living and Learning Communities on campus. Six are of special interest to CSE students:

These houses fill early, some before the March 1 priority date. You can apply before you know whether you have been admitted to the University.


CSE Second Year House

Open to returning University second-year students in the College of Science and Engineering

The College of Science and Engineering Second Year Experience House is an excellent opportunity to continue to build connections with other CSE students and the campus community in your second year at the U of M in CSE. This house will offer students opportunities to experience science and engineering outside the classroom through specialized major and career development options, direct access to student engagement programs, specialized leadership development and training options, experiential and project-based learning social programs, and much more. Residents will be encouraged to take an active role in creating and planning additional opportunities. 

Contact the LLC sponsor, College of Science and Engineering, Collegiate Life Office, with Ben at koch0137@umn.edu or 612-625-6813.


CSE Transfer House

Open to transfer students admitted to the College of Science and Engineering for fall!

The CSE Transfer House is an excellent opportunity to connect with other transfer students who have similar career aspirations and academic interests in science and/or engineering. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to research opportunities, study abroad programs, leadership programs and a variety of social events such as barbeques, informal dinners with professors, off-campus experiences, etc. In addition to the social aspect, students will have access to the Taylor Tutoring Center in Frontier Hall that serves CSE students.

This House is a co-ed community located in Centennial Hall and has space for 30 students. Contact the LLC sponsor, College of Science and Engineering, Collegiate Life Office, with Ben at koch0137@umn.edu or 612-625-6813.


STEM Diversity House

For students of color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
The STEM Diversity House is open for students of color interested in any areas in the STEM fields including:

  • College of Biological Sciences (CBS)—all science programs
  • College of Science and Engineering (CSE)—all engineering, mathematics, and science programs
  • College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)—all science programs
  • College of Liberal Arts (CLA)—chemistry, computer science, math, physics, and other science programs

The STEM Diversity House, for students of color, creates a smaller environment in which students interested in sciences or engineering can learn from others (peers, faculty, graduate students, professionals) who have similar academic and career interests. Participants in the STEM Diversity House will find support that will enhance their success in the classroom and in making friends, finding their niche on campus, and exploring their academic, career, and personal interests. The Community Advisor (CA) works with faculty and staff of STEM fields to provide various social activities such as lab tours, dinners with faculty, study groups, and company tours. Students will be encouraged to participate in the NorthStar STEM Alliance that will support them with financial support, research opportunities, alliance opportunities, service and outreach activities, study abroad and internships. Many events will be co-sponsored with Taylor House and WISE House also located in Frontier.

This House is located in Frontier Hall and houses approximately 20 spaces that are co-ed. Contact the LLC sponsor, College of Science and Engineering, with Suzi at pyawasay@umn.edu.


Taylor House

The Taylor House for Science & Engineering is an exciting residential learning environment that is popular with first-year students.
The program creates a smaller living-learning environment in which students can learn from others who have similar academic and career interests in science and/or engineering. It is open to CSE first-year students interested in any area of science and/or engineering. Frontier is home to the Taylor Tutoring Center, sponsored by CSE, staffed by consultants trained by the SMART Learning Commons, and is open to all residents of Frontier Hall.

Students participating in the Taylor House will find support by making new friends that can enhance their success in the classroom and on campus. Faculty and staff advisors from the College of Science and Engineering will provide guidance during students’ first year on campus as well as on-site academic advising and access to information on career options. In addition, there are various social activities such as dinner with professionals, faculty, and student organizations. Because of the popularity of this program, students interested in applying must be willing to attend a few activities planned and sponsored by the CSE throughout the year. All occupants in this house are strongly encouraged to register for the CSE course 1312: “Exploring Careers in Science and Engineering."

This House is a co-ed community on the 4th floor of Frontier Hall with space for 200 students and participates in events with WISE House. Contact the LLC sponsor, College of Science and Engineering, Collegiate Life Office, with Ben at koch0137@umn.edu or 612-625-6813.


University Honors Housing

Students in the Honors Program are strongly urged to live in the University Honors Housing in Middlebrook Hall – and why wouldn’t you?

  • Connect with a diverse group of Honors students from across all the colleges. But you won’t be the only student from the College of Science and Engineering – every year we’re the biggest group.
  • Live with students who are committed to learning, discovering, and contributing to the community.
  • Get involved in special co-curricular activities.
  • Get intellectual at talks and visits by esteemed professors, authors, artists, and campus visitors.
  • Work on-site with tutors and community assistants who are part of the Honors program.
  • Create or join groups.

Every student admitted to the University Honors Program is eligible for Honors housing.


Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) House

Open to female first-year students interested in any area of science or engineering, including:

  • College of Science and Engineering (CSE)—all engineering, mathematics, and science programs
  • Agriculture (College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences [CFANS])—animal science, food science, and nutrition
  • Architecture, computer science, math, or science education engineering (e.g. aerospace, chemical, electrical)
  • Health sciences (e.g. medical sciences, pharmacy, veterinary medicine)
  • History and philosophy of science, life sciences (e.g. biology, neuroscience)

The WISE House, creates a smaller environment in which women interested in the sciences or engineering can learn from others (peers, faculty, graduate students, professionals) who have similar academic and career interests. Participants in the WISE House will find support that will enhance their academic career and personal interests. The Community Advisor (CA) works with the faculty and staff of WISE to provide various social activities such as lab tours, dinners with faculty, and study groups. WISE House has 30 spaces.

This House is located in Frontier Hall. Contact the LLC sponsor, College of Science and Engineering, Collegiate Life Office, with Ben at koch0137@umn.edu or 612-625-6813.