1. Get Better Grades!
Yes, it’s proven! National research shows students who live on campus earn better grades than students who live off campus! And they’re more likely to graduate in four years!
2. Close to Everything
You are just a short walk away from everything— classes, the library, Einstein’s, activities, the Mathy, study groups, professors, athletic events… and… the list goes on.
Need a place to nap in between classes? Live on campus! Don’t worry about forgetting a book for class or remembering to pack a lunch because it is all less than a 5 minute walk away.
Are you going through a hard time? Having an issue with a roommate? Your landlord may not be able to help, but Residence Life staff will. Your RA or professional staff may not be able to make the problem go away instantly, but they will never stop trying to help you find a solution.
Need something fixed? Physical Plant has a whole staff ready to fix things on campus. Landlords can’t deliver that same kind of service. Want to spend more time studying, socializing, and getting involved on campus? Let Dining Services prepare your meals for you, while you eat and socialize with your friends.
6. It’s All Inclusive!
Thinking about cost? Living on campus not only raises your financial aid award, but everything is included— food, Internet, cable, heat, electricity, furniture, and 24-hour security. No need to wear your winter coat like home because you’re trying to keep your heating bills low— we keep everything set at comfortable temperatures. Don’t worry about hounding roommates for their share of the rent check or cable bill— everything is included.
7. Safety and Security
Safety and security are a priority on campus. Card access and cameras along with Campus Safety and Residence Life staff are available 24 hours each day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help you feel comfortable in your surroundings.
There are so many ways to get involved and stay connected. From clubs and organizations to intramurals and club sports to student leadership positions to service/volunteer opportunities, there is something for everyone.
9. Have Fun!
Meet new people! Live new experiences! An endless array of social activities with your peers on your floor and all over campus make it easy. Just show up and enjoy. Friendship is cited over and over again as a highlight of campus living.
10. Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
This is a unique time in your life. Where and when else can you experience new cultures, new friendships, and live in a supportive community rich with diversity and world views? Sure, sharing a bedroom can be challenging, but when else after college will you have to? Middle of the night conversations with roommates are what memories in college are made of.