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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.
When you live on campus, you will find competitive prices for housing and meals without the hassle of utility bills, first/last month's rent, or having to sublet your apartment over the summer. All of your bills, for each semester, are included in single fee charged to your student account. There are no surprise expenses and no chasing down roommates for their part of the rent. Students who live on-campus save $1,350.00 annually compared to those who live off-campus (National Center for Education Statistics, 2012). Bottom line: you won't find a better value-added experience for the money.
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.
Some researchers estimate that 80% of campus time is spent outside of the classroom (Wilhite & Banset, 1999). Much of this engaged learning takes place in the residence halls where students are challenged by major questions in life, are learning about themselves and how to live well with others. Living on-campus allows students to transition between adolescence into adulthood in a supportive environment. It also offers each student the emotional, social, and academic support to succeed as a student. Every residential community has a Community Director trained to work with students that need a variety of assistance. Every hall is staffed with trained student leaders who are there to show personal support to the students. Faculty, staff, professional counselors and administration are all available and close.
Live in a Community
Living on campus allows the student to know what is going on and be part of it. Learning about different types of people with various backgrounds can be an opportunity for the student to develop a more balanced world view. There is a feeling of family that cannot be duplicated off campus. Being part of a community you feel a sense of care and acceptance.
Living on campus offers a variety of amenities that come included, such as Wireless Internet and Extended Basic Cable. Your room comes furnished and you even have unlimited access to laundry facilities in your building or close by. Maintenance requests with our facilities department are filled fast and accurately without having to wait for a landlord or finding your own help, at no cost to you. We want you to enjoy living on campus
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.