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Benefits of Living on Campus

Convenience and Flexibility

  • 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.

Great Facilities

  • 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.

Academic Success

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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