Forestry “Tree House” learning community

The Forestry “Tree House” is a community of approximately 30 freshmen majoring in forestry. The learning community is designed to build a community of future foresters dedicated to sharing common academic and extra-curricular interests.

Common courses

Seats in certain high-demand classes will be reserved for Forestry “Tree House” learning community residents. Your adviser will help you enroll in these courses, which you will attend with other members of your learning community. Visit priority enrollment to find out more about enrollment and advising. Seats will be reserved in:

FOR 101 – Forestry Introduction 

Introduces students to the subject areas and career opportunities in forestry. Students will get exposure to the sub-disciplines of forestry through our Forestry Certificates, as well as meet other faculty, and get their first look at our 50,000 acre Centennial Forest during several field trips.

ENG 105 – Critical Reading and Writing in the University Community 

Covers the writing skills needed for completing university coursework.

Past activities and events

Each year, learning community residents work with residence hall staff to plan exciting and meaningful activities. Past events held in the Forestry “Tree House” include:

Forestry centennial campout 

This weekend camping trip will serve to orient and welcome you to the School of Forestry, while giving you the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and fellow students. Come join us as we:

  • introduce you to your beautiful school forest
  •  hang out around a campfire
  •  hit the trails together

Challenge course 

Connect with other learning community residents as you build teamwork and leadership skills high above the ground.

Professional forester visits 

Discuss career paths, share stories, and develop goals with professional foresters from throughout the country.

Faculty dinner 

Let your professors wait on you. Grab a plate and join professors from the School of Forestry for this information dinner together.