Residents are within walking distance of the library, classroom buildings University Center, dining options, and Recreation Center.
On-campus housing provides students the flexibility of coming back to their room between classes and activities to do homework, relax, or grab something to eat.
Students can get to their early morning classes without fighting traffic, and participate in a late-night study group at the library without concern about the drive home.
The units include furniture, all basic utilities, cable, high-speed internet, and local and long distance telephone service
Each community has multiple neighborhood centers that have lounge spaces with pool tables or ping pong tables, cable television, kitchen facilities, laundry room, and vending machines.
The University Police Department provides an on-campus presence, 24 hours a day.
Sense of Community and Involvement
Campus housing creates bonds that are more difficult to achieve off campus.
Residents in the community come from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations.
Students can participate in fun activities designed just for residents.
The American Council on Education reported that studies show students who reside on campus:
Report a higher degree of satisfaction with their college experience and have higher retention and graduation rates
Are more likely to succeed in college and complete their bachelor's degree in four years
Are more likely to achieve a higher grade point average
Have a positive self image, with enhanced self-confidence, public speaking ability, self-reliance
Participate in more extracurricular activities (a factor especially important to recruiters in the job search process)
Other national studies show students who live on campus:
Develop relationships with a diverse population of people
Are exposed to a wider range of ideas and cultures
Develop stronger interpersonal and communication skills
Are involved in campus leadership, organizations and activities and
Have more contact with faculty and staff members
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