What are the benefits of living on campus?

Studies show that students who live on campus tend to:

  • Complete more credit hours and have higher grade point averages.
  • Become more involved with the campus community.
  • Get involved and become part of the campus community.
  • Complete their degree at their initial institution.
  • Show greater gains in student development and interpersonal self-esteem.
  • Express greater satisfaction with their undergraduate experience!
  • Persist and graduate with greater frequency.
  • Enjoy easy access to campus resources (library, labs, athletic facilities, support services).

Living on campus is not required, but is highly recommended for all students.

Here are just a few of the advantages of living on campus:

  • Countless opportunities to meet new people, and develop lasting friendships.
  • Social, educational, and recreational opportunities.
  • Rates include electricity, heat, water, sewer, waste removal, internet connection, and internet based entertainment services.
  • Service Desk staff for help with packages, as well as, access to kitchen utensils, and other items for residential student use.
  • Easy walking distance to campus services, labs, classrooms, library, the College Union, and athletic facilities. No commuting hassles!
  • Trained staff available for study, study groups, and social events.
  • A big-screen TV, and Snack Bar.
  • Accommodation choices: all-female/all-male or co-ed wings as well as 4 person/single bedroom apartments. Gender inclusive options are available as well; just email the Director of Housing and Residence Life for more information.
  • Opportunities to participate in the Residence Hall Association (student government).
  • Laundry facilities within the complex for residents only. Costs are included in housing costs, so no cards or quarters needed.
  • Minimal housekeeping, and cooking means more time to study, and play.
  • No driving to classes in winter weather.

Want more information? We recommend reading The College Housing Survival Guide.