Learning Communities

Learning Communities are designed to support you in your transition to St. Cloud State University and our community. Some communities are based in the classroom and use paired courses to create community, while others combine both an academic, in-class community with a living community in our residence halls that promotes working outside of classes to explore a field or interest.

We have a number of Living-Learning Community opportunities available for students entering SCSU for Fall 2015, including:


To be considered for these communities, students must submit an application for on-campus housing and complete the Learning Community interest form. Read about the opportunities and benefits online!

Students can learn more about living-learning community opportunities by contacting us:

Residential Life:
Email – reslife@stcloudstate.edu
Phone: (320) 308-2166

First Year & Transition Programs:
Email – fytp@stcloudstate.edu
Phone: (320) 308-2941

Mass Communications Learning Community

Mass Communication broadcast photo by the river

The Mass Communications Learning Community is ideal for students interested in the majors of public relations, advertising, print and photojournalism, radio broadcasting, and TV broadcasting and production. The learning community will be comprised of first-year students looking to explore the field of Mass Communications. Students will take two courses together in the Fall 2015 semester and two courses in the Spring 2016 semester. These four courses all count towards the Mass Communications major and/or general education.

Fall semester:
COMM 220 Introduction to Mass Communications
and CMST 192 Introduction to Communication Studies
Spring semester:
ETHS 201 Introduction to Ethnic Studies and COMM 242 Introduction to Multimedia Journalism.

In addition to taking coursework together, students in the learning community gain insider access to our TV and radio stations and university newspaper. They also have the opportunity to build connections with current students and faculty in the program and professionals in the field. Students will have personalized advising and acquire in-depth information on the requirements of obtaining a degree in Mass Communications.

If you would like to join the Mass Communications Learning Community, please let us know! It is recommended that students sign up prior to their Advising & Registration Day; by doing so, students will be pre-registered for their required courses. This community does not have an on-campus living requirement, so students living in the residence halls and commuter students are welcome. Spots are limited!

Complete and submit the following form if you are interested in the Mass Communications Learning community.

Are you an incoming Freshman/First-Year student for Fall 2015? Yes No

Are you interested in majoring in Mass Communications? Yes No
If no, intended major:

Will you be a student athlete at St. Cloud State? Yes No
If yes, athletic team:

Will you be transferrring in any college-level credits (PSEO, AP, IB, etc.) that would be equivalent to any of the following courses at St. Cloud State?

CMST 192 Introduction to Communication Studies
COMM 220 Introduction to Mass Communications
ETHS 201 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
COMM 242 Introduction to Multimedia Journalism

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