Be a Part of the On-Campus Community
The Mass Communication Residential College (MCRC) is specifically designed to offer an educational and social community for the next generation of journalism, public relations, advertising and political communication professionals.
The MCRC is located in Residential College One - South Hall. South Hall provides everything you need to be successful: offices where Manship School faculty advisors hold office hours, a computer lab classroom, multiple group and individual study spaces, outdoor courtyards and modern two-student, suite-bathroom style rooms in a great location on the west side of campus.
At the MCRC, you live in the same hall as your classmates, build community and excel academically. You engage in activities that strengthen both your educational and professional careers including some on-site classes, study sessions as well as special access to guest speakers.
Benefits of Living in the MCRC:
- Live and take classes, sometimes in the res halls in the community, with your peers in MCRC, creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus
- Have priority scheduling for some mass communication classes
- Attend exclusive seminars from Manship School faculty on topics like resume writing and business etiquette
- Prepare to apply for entrance into the Manship School
- Attend Associated Press writing style tutoring program to learn to write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences, and purposes they serve
- Access to in-community tutoring, study groups and faculty office hours
- Attend Manship School events offered in the MCRC, including movie nights and study opportunities
- Meet with in-hall academic advisers during set office hours to help adjust socially and educationally to college life
Requirements and Eligibility
To participate in the MCRC, students:
- Must be a first-year student or an undergraduate international exchange student with a declared major in the Manship School of Mass Communication
- Must be a Mass Communication major and a concentration in journalism (broadcasting and web/print), digital advertising, public relations, and political communication
- Enroll in at least two MCRC courses in both the fall and spring semesters
Office hours are held in Room 133, which is the office you see when you enter the front doors of South Hall. In office hours, we can discuss your coursework, edit papers and point you toward any academic resource on campus.