Residential College

The Agriculture Residential College (ARC), located in the recently renovated Blake Hall, is a living-learning community for first-year students of all majors in the College of Agriculture. ARC allows students to live and take classes with the same group of peers, thus creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus. ARC will offer opportunities to travel and host several special interest lectures that focus on the diverse needs of today’s ever changing world. Living in ARC provides students with the opportunity to network with others with the same interests, form relationships with faculty members, and become involved in unique co-curricular experiences to enhance your degree program and your LSU experience. All Ag! All the Time!

Requirements to live in the ARC:

  • Admission to LSU and a declared major in the College of Agriculture
  • A laptop

Benefits of living in the ARC:

  • Scholarships
  • Reserved spaces in courses
  • Multimedia classroom within the residence hall
  • Meeting space and study rooms in the hall
  • Faculty and staff hold office hours and review sessions inside the residence hall
  • Close proximity to the LSU lakes, Recreational Center, and 459 Commons dining hall


  • During the first semester, all ARC students will share at least twocommon courses, including AGRI 1001, a one hour class designed to orient all new students to the College of Agriculture. 
  • During the second semester, students will choose at least twoARC designated courses, including a leadership seminar.

Application procedure:

  • Apply and be accepted to LSU
  • Submit your residential life housing application
  • List the Agriculture Residential College as your number 1 choice

Frequently asked questions:

Q:Can my friend, who will not be in the College of Agriculture, be my roommate?

A:Only if space permits will non-Ag roomates be allowed. 

Q:Is Blake Hall co-ed?

A:It is co-ed by floor. Typically there is one floor of males and three floors of females. Females cannot gain access to the male floors and vice versa. 

Q:What is the floor plan?

A:Rooms are 12'6" x 16". Each room has two moveable/loftable twin XL beds, two desks, two chest of drawers, two wardrobes, and a vanity sink with an underneath storage cabinet. Bathrooms are in the hallways. Each room has its own thermostat. 

Q:Will I be taking all of my classes in the hall?

A:No. The classroom in the hall holds approximately 20, so students typically take one class each semester in the on-site classroom. For larger classes, spaces are reserved to ensure that students living in the ARC get a spot in the course. 

Want more?

Click hereto see our "Cribs" style tour of Blake Hall.

Click here to view our weekly ARC newsletter, published every Monday during the Fall and Spring semesters

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