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Benefits of Living On-Campus

Our residence halls are far more than a place to sleep. We firmly believe that a student’s living experience can have a positive impact on their academic success and overall college experience. Studies indicate that students who live on campus:

  • participate in more extracurricular activities
  • report more positive perceptions of the campus social climate
  • tend to be more satisfied with their college experience
  • report more personal growth and development
  • engage in more frequent interactions with peers and faculty members (Blimling, 1993, as cited in Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005)

Aside from these developmental benefits, students who live on campus experience the following advantages:

  • Conveniently Accessible: walk or shuttle ride to classes, libraries, computer labs, activities, events, recreational centers, study groups, professors and other student resources.
  • Access: to dedicated and knowledgeable residential staff and faculty
  • Exciting Experiences: through educational programs offered in the residence halls
  • Opportunities: to engage with the community through participation in residence hall student government or leadership positions
  • 24/7 Security: buildings are card-access and University Police are readily accessible
  • Leadership Opportunities: hall/area government, Residential Assistants, Student association, and many other opportunities around campus.
  • Friendships: countless opportunities to meet new people and develop lasting friendships through various social, educational and recreational events. There will always be someone around to hang out with.
  • Diverse Cultural Experience: students participate in educational, cultural, recreational and social activities to enhance their college experience.
  • Independence: students gain a sense of independence as they live on their own for the first time while learning to live and interact with their peers.
  • Natural Beauty: residents have ready access to the 190-acre Nature Preserve
  • No worries about paying monthly rent, bills, etc.
  • No commuting hassles!

Last Updated: 7/18/14