Why Residence Life

Why a Residence-Life Experience?

The knowledge and skills gained in the classroom are the heart of a college education. But not all of life's lessons can be found in a classroom or textbook. Many of the lessons that are critical for preparing students to live and work in a diverse, ever-changing world can be learned only through experience.

In a residential-campus setting, students spend as much as 90 percent of their time outside the classroom, where a well- designed, student-focused residence-life program enhances classroom learning by creating a 24-hour learning environment. A residence-life experience offers countless opportunities to engage students in their personal development and to learn through interaction with fellow students, faculty members, and student-life staff. These experiences challenge students to explore new ideas, preparing them to live and work in a changing world that is always growing more diverse.