Why Live on Campus?

You Choose First

Now is the time to stake your claim on a campus living space for the upcoming academic year. The Choose Your Experience process starts early so you have first pick — soon the spaces will be offered to incoming freshmen, transfers and off-campus residents.

The Many Benefits of On-Campus Living


  • Two separate residence hall communities for greater connection and a sense of belonging among residents
  • Honors House and Smurthwaite Scholarship and Leadership House for enhanced leadership and academic opportunities
  • An apartment community for students who wish to transition from the residence halls to something more independent
  • Hybrid apartments: the best of both options!
  • A diverse group of students for a more global experience
  • Programs created by staff to get students involved and connected to their peers


  • For residence hall residents, only one bill instead of several each month for rent, gas, electric, trash, food and internet (payments can be made through the student's university billing account)
  • Located close to classes, with a free shuttle service for Jardine Apartments residents to use if they wish
  • Convenience stores, restaurants, coffee shops and a bakery on site
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • With a meal plan, food is prepared by trained professionals from menus developed by registered dietitians (plus, no dishes!)
  • Opportunities to work where you live

Peace of Mind

  • A staff of full-time, master's degree-level professionals in each hall and in each apartment neighborhood (one full-time staff member for every 17 students)
  • Maintenance staff of more than 100 who provide 24-hour assistance
  • Live-in graduate assistant staff and resident assistant staff working to ensure residents' needs are met
  • Locked doors 24 hours a day, with a staffed front desk at each residence hall


  • Higher average GPAs than those of off-campus students
  • Higher graduation rates
  • Several organizations dedicated to providing students with extracurricular leadership opportunities, such as the National Residence Hall Honorary, the Association of Residence Halls and the Hall Governing Board


  • Free technical assistance with computers, smartphones and game consoles for all residents
  • Wireless internet access points in room and throughout building
  • An academic year contract for the residence halls instead of a 12-month contract
  • Furniture provided in the residence halls and hybrid apartments: lofting/bunking extra-long twin bed, desk and chair, trash can, and dresser or built-in drawers for every resident
  • A variety of room types and rates
  • Printing services, free internet and academic support
  • Dietitians to help you make choices that are right for you at the dining center