Themed Communities are the perfect way for you to meet new friends and form a sense of community with people who have similar needs and interests! By living in one of these communities, you'll have opportunities to connect with students with similar interests, and make the most of your residential and academic experience here at St. Cloud State University.
Why should I participate? Research shows students who participate in themed communities communities are more likely to:
Each community is slightly different — some have shared courses and enjoy close connections with academic departments and faculty, while others are based more on the needs and interests of students. These communities enjoy close partnerships with staff advisors and student organizations, and participate in co-curricular activities related to their shared interests.
Students can indicate interest in participating in one of our themed communities on their housing application in the Husky Housing Portal through eServices.
The Esports community in Mitchell Hall groups students together with a common interest in gaming and Esports. Participate in special programming such as game nights, tournaments, Discord community access, and more. The Esports community is welcoming to all gamers, from the most amateur button masher, to the expert level professional. Students playing on all platforms (PC Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, etc.) are welcome in this community. A newly renovated lounge will be available for connecting game consoles, gathering, and relaxing.
The Honors Community in Lawrence Hall is comprised of students that participate in the University Honors Program. The Honors Community is designed to complement and support your academic work while also giving you opportunities to meet other honors students, be part of a dynamic and social community, and of course, have fun!
Residents enjoy taking some of their classes with students they live with and engaging with faculty and staff through co-curricular programs and events. Living in the same residence hall with other honors students makes it easy to make friends, collaborate on projects, find someone to proof-read a paper, or simply watch a movie and relax.
The Husky Scholars community in Lawrence Hall provides graduate students with housing specifically designed to support their scholarly needs and academic pursuits. Located in the same building as the University Honors Community, it provides a quiet and supportive environment where learning takes precedence. Residents in this community have an opportunity to network with faculty/staff and participate in programs that promote professional growth and development.
This all-gendered housing option in Shoemaker Hall allows same-gender roommates, opposite-gender roommates and other gender-identity roommates.
The Pride Living Community is an affirming experience for residents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, gender-queer, gender-variant and questioning. Allies are also welcome.
The community is a joint effort of Residential Life and LGBT Resource Center.
To apply, complete the Pride addendum to the Housing Agreement.
Residential Life is pleased to offer roommate matching for students who are members of the Recovery Resource Center. Students participating in this roommate matching program have the option to select the residential community that best suits their needs.
For students interested in participating in the Recovery Roommate Matching Program, please complete the following steps:
Students participating in this program receive additional support through regular meetings with a Wellness Coach, completion of a Personal Recovery Plan, and attending regular support meetings and events.