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Cluster Housing

Tulane University Housing and Residence Life offers unique Cluster Housing opportunities to returning and new students. Clusters are an opportunity to live with students who are interested in connecting with their community around a particular theme.

Returning Student Clusters

Pre-Professional Cluster: Interested in a more academically driven living environment? Majoring in pre-med, pre-law, or another pre-professional studies major? Consider applying to our Pre-Professional Cluster. This cluster is for students who are focused on advancing their academics and have a deep interest in being in community with others who share similar career goals and/or academic lifestyles. This cluster is slated to be located in the short side of Weatherhead Hall for 2023-2024, in double occupancy suite style rooms, which also allows members to be relatively closer to a Faculty-In-Residence.

Social Justice Cluster: The Social Justice cluster is a community of students who live together to expand their understanding and approach to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Consider applying to our Social Justice Cluster if you find yourself passionate about issues of equity and inclusion within our society. We invite all students no matter their level of understanding or education on these topics. Living in this cluster will provide opportunities to learn about yourself, others around you, and the importance social justice plays in our society. The Social Justice Cluster will be housed in Mayer Hall in the northern most building for 2023-2024. This cluster offers double occupancy suite style room.

Sustainability Cluster: Consider applying to the Sustainability Cluster! This cluster will house students who have an interest in sustainable practices in their everyday life and in sustainable practices more globally. We invite all residents who may be interested in joining a group of students in their efforts to leave the world a better place than they found it. Starting in your living quarters, be in community and engage in conversations with peers on issues of sustainability. This cluster will allow you to dive deeply into your own way of living and how you can learn new skills and strategies for a more sustainable world. The Sustainability Cluster will be housed on the 4th floor of Greenbaum Hall, with double occupancy suite style rooms.

New Student Clusters

Gender Affirming Housing Cluster: The goal of this community is designed to help students build a supportive living community based on mutual respect and inclusivity of all individuals committed to this purpose and goal.The Gender Affirming Housing (GAH) Cluster initiative was created with the explicit goal of helping Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Gender Variant students experience a greater sense of belonging in TU’s residential communities. Vibrant GAH communities will additionally advance student learning and greater appreciation for diversity for those students who live in the community and those who live in proximity. The purpose of GAH is to provide a more comfortable and safer living environment where a student can room with any other student- regardless of sex, gender, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation. Providing a supportive, inclusive living space is critical for developing a healthy place for students to learn, develop, and grow. The Gender Affirming Housing Cluster is housed in Wall Residential College for 2023-2024, with suite style rooms. 

How to Apply

You will find the link to the Cluster Housing Application when you apply for housing. The link to the Cluster Housing Application is available in the Housing Application via the Housing Portal. The Cluster Housing Application is separate from your housing application, so be aware that the link will bring you to a different webpage to fill out the separate Cluster Housing Application. The Cluster Housing Application includes some demographic information about yourself, selecting a Cluster to apply to, and supplemental questions.

Supplemental Questions: Because the online RLC application might time out, we recommend reviewing the questions prior to beginning your application and writing your answers in a Word document. Then, when you are ready to fill out your application, you can copy and paste your answers into the online form. You must fill out both a Housing Application AND a Cluster Housing Application to be considered to live in a Cluster. The Cluster Housing application is made available to returning students in January of each year, in conjunction with the Housing Application.  

Students who are interested in living in a Cluster for 2023-2024 must complete the Housing Application and the Supplemental Cluster Housing Application by the deadline specified in the Housing Application for the term in which they are applying for. 

Contact Information

If you have general questions about Cluster Housing, or the application process, please contact us at housing@tulane.edu.