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Living & Learning Communities

Our Living & Learning Communities enhance the overall resident experience by grouping students with similar interests in the same house. Living & Learning Communities are co-ed residential communities that share either an academic or a special interest with the residents of their house or floor.

To apply for any of these communities, complete the Residence Life housing application online or on paper, then submit the appropriate Living & Learning Application from these two choices:

Upperclassmen LLC Application
New Resident LLC Application

 You may: Mail your LLC application to SMSU Residence Life, 1501 State Street, Marshall, MN 56258,

Scan and email your LLC application to

Fax your LLC application directly to the Residence Life office at 507-537-6596

The Culinology House

The Culinology House is for Culinology majors and those interested in learning more about the art of cooking food. The Culinology House is located in Clapper.*

The Access, Opportunity and Success

The Access, Opportunity and Success (AOS) Community is a community that focuses on first generation college students and the students living in this house have been formally accepted into the AOS program.  For more information about this program please contact Michele Knife Sterner at 507-537-7285.  The AOS Community is located in Selene* and Buckingham.

Agriculture House

Our Agriculture House opened in the Fall of 2016. The house is open to Ag-related majors and house programs will center on Agricultural themes. The Agriculture Community is located in Charisma.

Blue to Brown House

The Blue to Brown House is for students accepted into the Blue to Brown Connection Program between Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) and Minnesota West Community and Technical College (MN West). The Blue to Brown Community is located in Camaraderie.

The Fine Arts Community

This house encompass English, Art, Music, Theatre, and Speech Communication. This is a great opportunity for students in these majors/minors to develop a strong academic support network. The Fine Arts Community is located in Lincoln Center.

Exercise Science House

The Exercise Science Living and Learning Community is located in Lakota. The community offers a fun learning environment along with exercise equipment and tutoring sessions for courses in the major.

Mustang Traditions House

Mustang Traditions focuses on the rich history and traditions of Southwest Minnesota State University. The Mustang Traditions House is located in Manchester.*

*Accessible housing

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