Why Live On Campus
Top 10 Reasons to Live On Campus
1. Live Smart
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, and are more likely to graduate. (According to the American Council on Education)
2. Live Close
Why drive when you can walk! In five minutes, you can be anywhere on campus---classes, dining hall, gym, library, computer labs, bookstore, friends and campus offices like the Registrars office, Financial Aid, and Academic Advising.
3. Live Connected
There is a real disconnection for students who live off campus. Easy access to friends, faculty and staff is hindered. Participation in groups, activities, games and events is less likely for off campus students. There are many opportunities to live close to friends and get involved in leadership activities while living on campus.
4. Live Cheaper
At first glance, living off-campus often seems like a good option. All the cost have to be considered---like rent, deposits, water, electric, cable, internet, phone service, furniture, food, etc. This does not take into account the time involved in driving, gas, purchasing food, etc. Is it really worth all the hassle and disconnection just to save a few dollars?
5. Live Secure
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 Advisors and a Complex Coordinator (professional staff member who lives on campus) who work to enforce our residential policies, geared toward keeping the halls safe. To continue the theme of safety, all halls are accessed through card access and physical keys for your bedrooms.
6. Live Supported
Living on campus offers each student the emotional, social, and academic support to succeed as a student. Every residence hall has a Complex Coordinator trained to work with students that need a variety of assistance. Every hall is staffed with a trained student leader who is there to show personal support to the students. Faculty, staff, professional counselors and administration are available and close.
7. 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.
8. Live Satisfied
Living on campus offers a variety of amenities that come included. High Speed Internet and Hi Def Cable are included in your room. Your room comes fully furnished. There are laundry facilities provided 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.
9. Live Together
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.
Experience the whole package of college life by living on campus. Enjoy your college experience. Make memories and friendships that may last long after you leave, take the opportunity while you can to enjoy the full college experience. Why the rush? You have the rest of your life to live off campus.