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Residence Life & Housing

Our Residence Life & Housing department is committed to encouraging an inclusive residence hall community that promotes civic and social responsibility, intellectual and personal growth, and physical and emotional well-being in our residents. We strive to achieve this community by fostering within it appropriate challenges and opportunities, guided support and encouragement, respect for community standards, and recognition of our residents' individuality.

First year and returning students live together in most of our residence halls. Fraternity and sorority houses are also located on campus where they house affiliates and friends of the organizations. With the exception of one all-female hall, the halls are co-ed by alternating floor, room/suite, or wing. There are 27 residence halls on campus, 8 of which are designated Greek housing. Below you will find further information on our residence halls.

Moreover, there are countless opportunities to get involved in your residence hall and on campus. We encourage you to join your Neighborhood Council by applying for an executive board position or becoming a general member! Neighborhood Council recruitment will begin during the first week of classes. Our Resident Advisors and Greek Resident Managers also put on several programs and events each semester that we encourage you to attend. Learn more about our Neighborhood Councils here.

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Living on campus offers many benefits, including:

  • More social interaction with peers
  • More social interaction with faculty and staff
  • Greater likelihood of participation in extracurricular activities
  • Higher rate of persistence to graduation  
  • More available support for academic or personal concerns
  • The opportunity to live in single rooms for upperclassmen (priority given to students who have earned the most academic units)
  • Guaranteed housing for 4 years
  • Digital cable in all rooms
  • Air conditioning in every hall
  • Laundry facilities in every hall that are pre-paid from student fees
 
  • Lounge space and study rooms
  • Kitchens on every floor in new residence halls (Chesapeake, Caldwell, Allegheny, Ritter, Elizabeth, Tabor, Blueridge and Shenandoah Halls )
  • Close proximity to academic buildings
  • Resident Advisors (RAs) who receive community-building training
  • Lower student to RA ratio than at many other schools (18:1)
  • 24-hour security
  • Housekeeping services for common areas with exception of kitchen areas
  • Wireless access in all common areas and in all individual resident rooms