The Office of Residence Life works to accommodate students in University housing and assist them in their transition to college and to living independently. Resident assistants serve as student staff and are on duty daily in the residence halls. RAs host programs to build community and address transition issues, which foster an environment of healthy living, academic advancement and social interaction. Resident Peer Academic Leaders (RPALS), also student staff, provide academically focused programs, learning communities, facilitate study groups and provide information to resident son academic resources. The residential experience gives students opportunities to be involved with hall council and leadership positions. In addition, students living in University housing are on campus and available for study groups, club meetings, attendance at sporting events and all activities hosted by the University. They also have the convenience of meals provided as part of the room-and-board contract.
Research shows that students who live on campus are more connected to their experience and have a higher rate of persistence to graduation. Being steps away from classes, activities and support services is convenient and beneficial.
To find out more about University housing, contact the Office of Residence Life at 773-298-3977.