Unfortunately, the CNSLC is only open to students with majors in the College of Natural Sciences. Email us with questions.

After you submit your application, our team will review it and make a decision to accept or deny your application. If you are accepted, if there are still available spaces in the community and if your housing application is complete, you will be automatically placed in Laurel Village. Know that our application does not replace your housing application, and in order for you to be officially placed in our community you will need to complete and submit a separate housing application found here.

Expect to be contacted via email requesting that you to make a decision on which community you would prefer to be in. Please respond ASAP to these emails, as your spot is not guaranteed in either community if you do not respond.

The College of Natural Sciences houses 13 different majors. The diversity in our student body is something we are proud of.

  • Applied Computing Technology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Math
  • Natural Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

We offer short, informal tours at certain times throughout the week. Check the VISIT page for more information.

While we HIGHLY recommend students getting involved in the many opportunities provided as being part of the CNSLC, we do not mandate additional courses or involvement unless you are in the CNSLC Science Outreach Scholars floor, Undergraduate Women in Natural Sciences floor, Key Natural Sciences Diversity Through Technology floor, or Key Natural Sciences Diversity Through Sustainability floor. Students in these groups take a one-credit seminar in the Fall semester in Piñon Hall.

There is free printing for students (of a limited number of pages) in the learning community. CNSLC members also enjoy access to computers in Piñon Hall exclusively for learning community students.

CNSLC members get to move in one day early, from 8 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, August 15. Starting at approximately 4 pm, welcome activities for the CNSLC students will begin. We encourage parents, families, and guests to explore the surrounding Fort Collins area during this time.

The community is approximately 60% female and 40% male.

There are offices for advising and career counseling in the learning community, making it easy for students to get and remain connected to resources. Faculty teach courses in the two classrooms in Piñon Hall and are also active in many of the programs held in the learning community throughout the year.

The community has 400 students total. 350 are first-year students and about 50 are returning students.

There is no minimum GPA to live in the College of Natural Sciences Learning Community. However, CSU requires that all students maintain a GPA of 2.0 to remain in good academic standing. If a student doesn’t feel like they will be able to maintain their GPA throughout the year, there are many resources available through the CNSLC to help, just send us an email!

At this time we are not accepting returning students into the CNS Learning Community however we encourage you to apply for Year 2 at CSU floor in Alpine Hall. Please contact us if you have questions.

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