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Recent research of college students across the nation indicates that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn higher grade point averages, are more likely to graduate, and are more likely to pursue an advanced degree. (According to the American Council on Education)
Why drive when you can walk? In five minutes, you can be anywhere on campus---classes, dining hall, rec center, library, student center, computer labs, bookstore, friends and campus offices.
Research has shown students who live on campus are more involved in academic and extracurricular activities. It's challenging for commuters to participate in groups, activities, games, and events. Easy access to friends, faculty and staff is hindered. Living on campus gives students many opportunities to live close to friends and get involved in leadership activities.
Campus police is on call and patrolling our campus 24/7, 365 days a year. They strive to protect our students. Every Residence Hall is staffed with a Resident Assistants and a Community Director (professional staff member who lives on campus) who work to enforce our community standards, geared toward keeping the halls safe.
Let's face it. Isolation, on a regular basis, is not a healthy practice. We need each other and we need the resources that are offered in the campus environment.
Living on campus is about experiencing the whole package of college life. Enjoy your college experience. Make memories and friendships that may last long after you leave, take the opportunity while you can to enjoy this time at its fullest. Why rush? You have the rest of your life to live off campus.