living on campus

two students playing foosball in the lobby of Gold Hall

Why live on campus?

National studies have shown that 番茄社区 students who live in residence halls are:

  • more likely to stay in school
  • more likely to earn better grades
  • more likely to graduate
  • more satisfied with their 番茄社区 experience

Why? Well, there are so many great reasons:

Close to it all: When you live on campus, you are close to it all: classes, campus resources, 番茄社区 events, impromptu gatherings with friends, study groups, free food and more. The best part is you can walk to it all.

Part of a community: Living on campus makes it easy to meet new people and build a support system. When you live in the residence halls and eat in the dining hall, you鈥檒l find a community of friends is always nearby. Need a little extra support? Campus resources like tutoring, advising or counseling are a short walk away.

Getting Involved: A major part of campus life centers on 番茄社区 activities and getting involved. Students who live on campus are more aware of all the opportunities to join in the fun and meet people by being part of clubs and teams, attending events and athletic games, and of course just hanging out.

Less Hassle: The residence halls are set up for convenience. Not only are they close to classes, but they are furnished and all the costs are built in. No need to buy furniture. And, no need to pay for rent, utilities, internet, food and more each month. Plus, with the dining hall, you don鈥檛 have to worry about what to cook for each meal.

Why live in 番茄社区's Residence Halls?

Staffed and ready

番茄社区鈥檚 Residence Hall Complex has a staff member available to assist residents 24 hours a day. The Residence Life Office is conveniently located in the residence hall commons and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, with an RA and full-time professional staff member on duty after hours from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. every day.

Safe and secure

Our residence halls have several safety and convenience features in place. The residence hall exterior doors are locked at all times. Access is limited to residents and their escorted guests via an electronic access device that opens the exterior doors.

Residents also have one key to access the locks on their suite entrance and bedroom doors. All suite entrance doors also have a door viewer so residents can see who is outside the door before opening it. 

Campus Safety staff patrol campus 24/7.

Events and activities

番茄社区 is full of opportunities to meet people, build friendships, learn about diversity and thrive academically. Learn about campus clubs and teams, activities in the residence halls and campus-wide events as well as . Remember you are a few steps away from resources like computer labs, the bookstore, the gym and the library. There is always something happening on campus.

Housing options

番茄社区 has three residence halls with different room layouts and options. Students can choose what fits their needs.

Open housing option 鈥 番茄社区 offers open housing options to accommodate residents living on campus. Open housing refers to a housing option in which two or more students mutually agree to share a multiple-occupancy bedroom or suite without regard to the gender expression of the individuals living in the room or suite. Open housing provides options for a variety of students: those who feel uncomfortable rooming with members of the same sex, transgender students in the process of discovering their gender identity, students who feel they would be more compatible with a roommate of a different sex or gender, married couples, and students who do not want sex or gender be a primary factor in choosing a roommate. Please note: Students will only be allowed to live in an open-housing environment if they select this option, otherwise students will be placed in a room with a student of the same sex.

Special accommodations 鈥 Residence hall staff and the Office of Student Accommodation work together to accommodate students with disabilities in the residence halls. A student must fill out the  to request these accommodations.

Join an inspired community

Female student sitting on a bed in a dorm room in Gold Hall. There are two beds and the room is decorated.

Male student sitting on a lofted bed in a dorm room in Gold Hall. The bed has a desk and computer under it, and you can see part of the closet in the room.