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

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

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, your spot will automatically be held in Laurel Village, and CSU Housing will update your assignment as soon as they are able. 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 CSU Housing application.

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. 

We offer short, informal tours at certain times throughout the week. Our current tour times are located on our Contact + Visit page.

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,  Diversity Through Technology floor, or the Diversity Through Sustainability floor. Students in these groups take a 1-2 credit seminar in the Fall semester typically located in in Piñon Hall, and have additional mandatory events or activities. Please email us if you have questions.

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 21st. 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. Each floor has 40 residents.

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.

Yes. Once your assignment has been switched to the CNS Learning Community in Laurel Village (and the type of room assignment, i.e. community, suite style, quad style) you will be sent an access code to Roomsync with other CNS LC students. For folks applying later in the summer, check CSU Housing’s website to find out when RoomSync closes. More info on RoomSync can be found here. 

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