Department of Residential Life

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) 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 a LLC, you'll have opportunities to try new things, connect with mentors and campus resources, and make the most of your residential and academic experience here at St. Cloud State University.

Why would I participate? Research shows students who participate in LLCs are more likely to:

  • Stay in college
  • Earn a higher GPA
  • Complete more credits
  • Feel more connected to campus

Each community is 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 partnership with student organizations and participate and plan activities related to their needs and interests.

Living Learning Communities

Students housed in Living Learning Communities enjoy unique access to courses, academic resources and professional development opportunities.


Business Living Learning CommunityLocated in Shoemaker Hall, the Business Living Learning Community is for students interested in the Herberger Business School. Students take common coursework required for business majors and engage with campus resources that support their academic success. They participate in student organizations, socials, speaker events, career-exploration activities, career fairs and professional skills workshops. 

Criminal Justice and Pre-Law

Criminal Justice and Pre-Law Living Learning CommunityHoused in Sherburne Hall, this living learning community offers a common set of courses and explores career opportunities in the criminal justice and legal fields.

Students participate in, and host, public safety events. They engage in student organizations and connect with local professionals.

Future Education Professionals

The Future Education Professionals community is designed for any student who is planning a Future Education Professoinals LLCcareer in the field of education. 

In addition to sharing class experiences and a residential community, students will have opportunities to participate in career development activities, engage with School of Education faculty and upper-class students and join student organizations for future educators. 

This community is located in Sherburne Hall

Mass Communications

Mass Communications Living Learning CommunityThe Mass Communications Living Learning Community is for students interested journalism, broadcasting, broadcast production, advertising and public relations.

Students take a common set of courses and engage with academic support professionals. They learn the requirements of the Mass Communications major, explore career paths, participate in affiliated student organizations and gain insider access to award-winning student media outlets. Learn more about student organizations/media outlets.

Housed in Mitchell Hall, this community is an ideal milieu for building relationships with students, faculty and professionals.


Pre-Nursing Living Learning CommunityFor first-year students, this living learning community in Shoemaker Hall offers common coursework required for Pre-Nursing students. It offers a combination of social and academic components to help students transition to college life, both inside and outside the classroom.

Students will:

  • Engage with nursing faculty, current students and the Pre-Nursing advisor.
  • Attend floor events focused on academic success.
  • Interact with local healthcare practitioners and tour the St. Cloud Hospital.
  • Volunteer at healthcare facilities and the American Red Cross Blood Drive.
  • Participate in the Nursing Club.

Visit the Nursing Club Facebook page.

Living Communities

Students housed in Living Communities share common interests, but are free to pursue their academic and career goals.

Campus Rec & Wellness

Students who participate in the Campus Rec & Wellness community will be able to take full advantage of all the amenities offeredCampus Rec and Wellness by Campus Recreation. Located in Shoemaker Hall, this community is ideally situated across the street from the St. Cloud State University athletic and recreation facilities.

Students who are part of this community will explore wellness, play intramural sports, experience the outdoors with Outdoor Endeavors, exercise and take fitness classes and make connections with others at St. Cloud State who are dedicated to wellness.


Global Living CommunityHoused in Lawrence Hall, the Global Living Community offers opportunities for learning and personal growth through cultural exchange.

This is an ideal setting for American students and international students interested in improving language skills and expanding cultural competencies.


Honors Living Learning CommunityStudents in the University Honors program are strongly encouraged to live in the Honors Living Community on a co-ed floor in Case-Hill Hall. The community complements your academic work and offers social opportunities.

Benefits include:

  • A quiet study environment
  • Community Advisor who is an Honors student

Lean more on the Honors Facebook page.


Pride Living CommunityThis all-gendered housing option in Sherburne 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. 


Recovery Living Community
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Collegiate Recovery Community

The award-winning Recovery Community at Coborn Plaza Apartments supports St. Cloud State and St. Cloud Technical & Community College students who've struggled with substance abuse and are committed to sobriety.

Use these PDF forms to apply:

Recovery Community partners with Counseling and Psychological Services. Our efforts depend upon contributions from donors such as the Stacie Mathewson Foundation and the CentraCare Health Foundation. To donate visit:

Recovery community is not a treatment program. It does not provide residential or outpatient treatment services. It does not work with government programs such as drug court, probation and parole. It is not a halfway house.  It does not provide medication-assisted recovery. 


Students Taking Action in Recovery and Service (STARS) is a student organization that promotes service to the community and drug-free/alcohol-free fun.

STARS is open to any student. Members meet every two weeks. For more information, e-mail

Transfer & Non-Traditional Students

Transfer and Non-Trad. Living CommunityThis living community provides opportunities for transfer and non-traditional students to build university connections with students who are also transitioning into a new living and learning environment. Students will live on the same floor as other transfer and non-traditional students and will participate in events designed to help students acclimate to a new learning environment and make social connections.

Benefits include:

• Get to know other transfer and non-traditional students
• Participate in programs and activities for transfer and non-traditional students
• Develop academic and professional habits


Veterans Living CommunityA partnership with the Veterans Resource Center, the Veterans Living Community is for military-connected students. Living together helps vets collaborate for success. 

Members are encouraged to join the Student Veterans Organization (SVO). Visit the SVO Facebook page.

The community is housed in Coborn Plaza Apartments. View our brochure (PDF).