Why You Should Live On Campus
34% of on-campus students choose to return to campus housing for another year.
When you live on campus, it's more than just a place, it becomes your home! Living on campus is about making friendships, enjoying your college experience, and creating memories you will remember forever. Here is what you can expect from living on campus.
Returning Student Room Sign Up
From Jan. 18 - Mar. 6 students who currently live in on-campus housing and want to return to live on campus next year have the first opportunity to select rooms.
From Apartment-Style Housing, On-Campus Apartments, and Residence Halls; explore your options to live on campus based on where you're at in your college career.
What Students Say
Living on campus develops lifelong skills. Residents tell us they learn valuable lessons outside of the classroom. In response to the question:
Living on campus has enhanced my ability to...
Meet other people
Interact with residents from different backgrounds
Improve my communication skills
Enhanced my ability to live cooperatively
Convenience, Cost, Connections, Community
Did you know living on campus could save you an average of $160 less per month compared to living off-campus? We regularly compare our rates to continue providing a better value to students. Check out the table below for full details.
|Average Off-Campus Housing Rate||$713.72|
|Average On-Campus Housing Rate*||$553.50|
Difference Between Off-Campus and On-Campus
*The average On-Campus Housing rate was found by taking the average of the monthly on-campus apartment cost and monthly residence hall cost. $647.99 + $459.00 / 2 = $553.50.
Crunch the Numbers
As you are looking at housing options, we encourage you to compare the costs. Check out our Cost Comparison Worksheet to calculate monthly expenses. This tool can help you determine which option best ﬁts your budget.
Living in the Residence Halls or Apartments means that you are closer to your classes, dining centers, campus meetings, or a campus job!
Commute To Campus Meeting, Job or Class
|10-minute walk or shuttle bus ride to class||
7-minute drive to campus
0-10 minutes if you hit a train
3-5 minutes to park
10 Minutes Total
20-30 Minutes Total
- 1 in 4 first-year students return to live on campus for another year.
- 34% of all students that live on campus return to live on campus again.
- Join the flock and return to live on campus again in one of our many living options available!
On average, students who live on campus have a higher GPA than students who live off-campus! As well, students who live on-campus are more likely to graduate in 4 years.
- All Residence Halls require key card access to enter and bedrooms have locking doors.
- Housing staff and University Police do rounds of the buildings to make sure entrances are secure, and that there are no other security or safety issues!
When you live on campus, you live closer to friends, campus resources, faculty, and staff! All on-campus students have direct access to a Resident Manager or Resident Assistant that can answer questions, provide support and guidance.
Housing understands that you are a student first. Living on campus offers flexibility for internships, graduation, or a study abroad program: we’ll allow you to break your agreement if your life changes. Off-campus leases generally can't and won't be broken for unexpected circumstances.