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Human Sciences & Education

The College of  Human Sciences & Education Residential College (HSERC) is sponsored by the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) and housed in the beautiful Cypress Hall.

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, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, physician assistants, dentists, athletic trainers, sports administrators, higher education professionals, and human resource professionals.

In addition to being a part of the on campus community and Cypress Hall community, students in the Human Sciences & Education Residential College also benefit from these unique opportunities provided in this living-learning community:

  • Live and take classes, sometimes in the res halls in the community, with their peers in HSERC, creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus
  • Have priority course scheduling
  • Network with faculty members and college administrators
  • Access to in-community tutoring, faculty during on-site office hours, and an academic advisor on-site as well as one-on-one mentoring to adjust to college life both socially and educationally
  • Learn about the various majors offered within the senior college and explore different career opportunities within each major offered 
  • Find other students who share a common interest in helping others
  • Experience learning both inside and outside the classroom
  • Attend programs and demonstrations lead by CHSE faculty members


Requirements and Eligibility

To participate in the Human Sciences & Education Residential College in Cypress Hall, students must:

  • Be a first-year student with a declared major in the CHSE’s Schools of Education, Kinesiology, Leadership and Human Resource Development, Social Work, or Child & Family Studies or have a declared major within Allied Health of pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-public health, cardiopulmonary sciences, pre-clinical laboratory sciences, pre-pharmacy*, dental hygiene, dental laboratory tech, pre-med*, or pre-dental* (*these students must have a declared major within CHSE)
  • 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
  • See the complete list of requirements


Application and Room Assignments

  • Eligible students should select the Human Sciences & Education Residential College as their housing preference on the housing application.
  • Residential College staff reviews the applications for eligibility as they are received and notifies residents of their acceptance into the program throughout the spring.
  • HSERC residents can search for potential roommates in the online housing portal in March and will begin making room selections in May.
  • For housing application and room assignment information, please contact Housing at 225-578-8663.
  • For Human Sciences & Education Residential College eligibility information, please contact HSERC staff listed below. 


Cypress Hall

Cypress Hall provides everything students need to be successful and more: 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, large rec room, beautiful indoor/outdoor courtyards, and two-student, suite-bathroom style of rooms in a great location on the west side of campus. Cypress Hall opened in 2015.

Cypress Hall is the first LEED-certified residence hall on campus and has several energy-efficient features including storm water recovery systems, interior bike storage rooms, low fume paint, low flow water systems, motion-activated heating, cooling and lighting systems, solar power panels, energy-efficient mechanical systems, and several sustainable finishes and materials. 



HSERC Rector Hannah Plauche

Hannah Plauche
Human Sciences & Education Residential College
Faculty Rector

Residence Coordinator Samantha Frenz

Samantha Frenz
Residence Coordinator