• Students who live on campus can fully dedicate themselves to
• You can choose classes irrespective of the time they are
offered, participate in study groups, visit and form
relationships with professors, study in the library whose
resources can come in handy at any point while preparing for
exams or writing papers, and participate in campus-based
academic projects and support communities.
• Living in campus housing, students can set you own study
schedules, focus on your studies, and not lose time
• College is much more than academics.
• It is a time for you to
• immerse yourselves in clubs and
• attend university and student events,
• meet students from all around the world
with similar and varied interests.
More Community Engagement
• Living on campus, you can explore all
different kinds of campus activities and get
engaged in internships and outreach
• You can discover and pursue your
passions, giving insight into your strengths
and prospective career choices.
• Jazmin, UCSB, for example, joined a multi-cultural sorority, got
a job at the community teen center, and did a lot of
community service in the local community because she was
immersed in her college experience by living in the dorms.
• Mitzi, UCSC, is part of cultural support groups and a major
outreach project to support Latinos in College.
• Eliana, UC Davis, volunteers at a local clinic.
• Living in the dorms, students get to meet
all different kinds of people and socialize
with them through the week and
weekends by attending campus sporting
and artistic events.
• During breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the
dorms, they can have amazing
conversations with diverse peers.
• Students are much safer living on college campuses than they
are commuting to college campuses.
• The majority of campuses have resident assistants who help
monitor the very secure dorms and advise students. They also
have 24 hour campus security officers who can escort them to
different locations on campus.
• Parents can still check in on you via Skype, email, texting,
phone calls, and visits.
Lifelong Friends and Networks
•Living on campus, students
meet people that become
their lifelong friends and join a
community that helps them
develop lifelong networks.