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Residential Learning Community Options

Adventures in Surfing and Sustainability

San Diego is a southern Californian surfing Mecca. Whether you already surf or you'd like to learn, the faculty and student's of SDSU's Center for Surf Research will get you stoked on surfing, its history, culture, and its transition to sustainability. Through field trips, hands on experiences and lectures you will learn about the threats to surfing culture and environments, San Diego's surf-driven culture of sustainability, and how you can be a part of the solution to global challenges. Students are typically enrolled in PSFA 100 and University Seminar.


"To succeed as a team is to hold all of the members accountable for their expertise." —Mitchell Caplan, CEO, E*Trade Group Inc.

The Businees Floor provides opportunities for students to explore innovation, creativity and character development in the business field, with an emphasis on the development of business ethics and personal values. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Business Administration 100B and Economics 101.

Discover San Diego State

Discover San Diego State is designed to introduce students to the university and the San Diego area. Participants have the opportunity to take field trips around the city and get tips on how to transition to a college and a new city. Students in this community are typically enrolled in University Seminar.


Housed within Visual and Performing Arts, the learning community for Dance majors connects young artists from different disciplines and supports the study of dance as personal, physical, social, and political. This exposes students to art through guests, learning excursions, and films. Healthy living that supports rigorous dance study is explored and encouraged, both within the individual and the community.

Emerging Leaders Program

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." —John F. Kennedy

The Emerging Leaders Program is an exciting and interactive learning experience introducing students to leadership development and the SDSU Leadership Minor. Students in this community are typically enrolled in the first course of the Leadership Minor, ARP 205 (Exploring Leadership) and University Seminar. 

Future Education Professionals

"...What is education but a process by which a person begins to learn how to learn." —Peter Ustinov

Explore the fulfillment and opportunities available when working as an education professional. All majors are welcome. Students develop a community with others who are preparing for education careers. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Art 157 and University Seminar.

Health and Healing Professions

"Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body." —LaRochefoucald

Students interested in health or allied health professions will examine the role of healing, nutrition and wellness, as well as have networking opportunities in the fast-growing fields of health and healing. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Sociology 101 and University Seminar.

Weber Honors College

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. —Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day

Students interested in living in this community must first apply for and be accepted to the Weber Honors College. Honors students living in this community share a commitment to achievement and enjoy an array of academic, co-curricular, and experiential activities focused on deep engagement. All students in this community are required to enroll in the 1-unit introductory honors seminar HONOR 100 in the fall semester. For more information, contact or (619) 594-2872. Applications are available on the Weber Honors College website.

Journalism and Media Studies

Learn more about advertising, journalism, public relations and other professional media fields.  Participants undertake activities and seminars focused on the media industry and get a broad look at the opportunities in these professional communication fields. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Journalism and Media Studies 200 and University Seminar.

Journey into Entrepreneurship

This interactive learning experience will provide insight into the world of entrepreneurship. Students will explore and learn key elements of starting a company and hear stories from entrepreneurship alums. Students from all majors are welcome. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Business Administration 100B.

Men Engaging in Technology and Science (METS)

The METS floor provides services and activities to help support men pursuing their studies in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Anthropology 103 and University Seminar.


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, poeple will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." —Maya Angelou (2012)

The Nursing community provides students with the opportunity to develop lifelong friendships and a strong social support system with classmates during thier journey through the rigorous Nursing program. Students in this community form study groups, attend workshops and network with upper class Nursing students. Students will be enrolled in several science-intensive courses such as Microbiology, General Organic and Biological Chemistry and Human Anatomy.

Physical Fitness (P-Fit)

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." —Plato

The Physical Fitness (P-Fit) floor fosters wellness and healthy lifestyle choices for students interested in the fields of exercise, nutrition and physical activity. Students in this communtiy are typically enrolled in University Seminar.

Pre-Law Community

The Pre-Law Community provides services and activities to help support student successfor preparation in pursuing a law career. Learn about university success and career options through guest speakers, on-campus visits, and involvement with other students, faculty and staff. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Philosophy 102 and University Seminar.

Pride House

The Pride House creates a safe and affirming environment for those within the LGBTQA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) community. All sexual orientations or gender identities are welcome in this community. Students will participate in educational programming and leadership development activities that will enhance their understanding of how to impact positive change in the world. Students are typically enrolled in University Seminar. 

Toltec House for Undeclared Majors

"The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees a goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication." —Cecil B. DeMille

Toltec residents are students exploring major and career options. Community members develop a strong sense of identity and influence through academic and social programming. Students in this community are typically enrolled in TFM 160 and University Seminar.

Visual and Performing Arts

Students can express themselves creatively through music, dance, film making and many other art forms. This community will examine the distinctions amongst various modes of creative expression. Film screenings, guest artists, field trips and workshops will be offered. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Theatre 100 and University Seminar. 

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." —Marie Curie, discoverer of radium

WiSE is a supportive community for women interested in careers in the sciences, technology, math and engineering. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Anthropology 103 and University Seminar. 

Women's and Gender Equity House

The Women's and Gender Equity (WAGE) House connects students who are interested in feminism, gender equity and social change. WAGE residents will explore contemporary women's issues through learning excursions, speakers, and local advocacy efforts. Students of all gender identities are welcome in the WAGE House. Residents in this community are typically enrolled in Women's Studies and University Seminar.