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Top 10 Reasons to Live On Campus

1. Live Smart
Research of college students across the nation indicates that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn higher grade point averages, and are more likely to graduate. (According to the American Council on Education). 
 
2. Live Close
Why drive when you can walk? In minutes, you can be anywhere on campus: classes, dining hall, gym, library, computer labs, bookstore, friends and campus offices. 
 
3. Live Connected
Easy access to friends, faculty and staff, as well as opportunities to get involved. Participation in groups, activities, games and events is more likely when you live on campus.
 
4. Live Cost Effective 
At first glance, living off-campus may seem like a good option. All the costs have to be considered — like rent, water, electric, cable, internet, furniture, food, etc. This does not take into account the time involved in driving, gas, purchasing food, etc. Don’t forget no more than three unrelated people can live together without violating ordinances and housing codes.
 
5. Live Securely
Campus Safety and Security and a residence hall director are on call, and able to assist students 24/7, 365 days a year.  The residence halls have security cameras and front desks staffed 24/7. Full time professional residence hall directors and resident assistants live in the halls and work to enforce policies geared toward keeping the halls safe.
 
6. Live Supported
Living on campus offers each student the emotional, social, and academic support to succeed. Every residence hall has a residence hall director and resident assistants trained serve as a resource and meet the needs of a variety of students. The Residential Life staff is equipped to show personal support to students and connect them to faculty and staff that are available and close on campus.
 
7. Live In a Community
Living on campus allows students to know what’s going on and be part of it. Learning about different types of people with various backgrounds can be an opportunity to gain a deeper perspective. You cannot duplicate the feeling that comes with living on campus, being part of a community, and feeling a sense of care and acceptance.
 
8. Live Fulfilled 
Living on campus offers a variety of amenities that come included: internet, cable, a furnished room, and close laundry facilities. Maintenance requests with our Facilities Department are handled quickly and accurately. We want you to enjoy living on campus.
 
9. Live Together
It’s better to live together than alone. We need each other and the resources that are easy to take advantage of when you live on campus.
 
10. #LiveIonaResLife
Enjoy the whole college experience by living on campus. Make lasting memories and friendships; take the opportunity while you can to enjoy the full college experience.

You have the rest of your life to live off campus!