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Benefits of Living On Campus

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Academic success


  • Less traveling, less expenses on gas or other sources of transportation
  • Access to academic buildings,  24 hour computer labs, all offices within walking distance


  • Much easier to meet new people and make friendships and connections
  • Living on campus helps first year students transition into college and allows upperclassman to stay connected to campus

Involvement & Activities

  • Clubs, sports teams, study groups meet on campus
  • Resident Assistants host numerous programs each semester
  • Student Development
  • Attending on-campus events gives a diverse experience to students
             •    on campus residents are more likely to attend these events


  • One bill paid once a year (no monthly rent or lease)
  • All utilities included
              •    housekeeping/maintenance, cable, internet, local telephone, furniture
  • Meal plans are included, which reduces expenses for groceries


  • Public Safety on patrol 24/7, available even during breaks
  • Controlled residence hall access (swipe cards or specific keys)
  • Escort service by the Office of Public Safety
  • On-call Student Affairs Staff


  • Maintenance staff available for damage repairs
  • Housekeeping service cleaning bathrooms/common areas weekly
  • Resident Assistants and Residence Life staff available 24/7


 Cost of Housing 2014-2015 

  • Double/ Triple Room Rate: $7,704/ year
  • Single Room Rate: $8,098/ year
  • Rifkin Room Rate: $8,132/ year
  • UT/Joan Henry Room Rate: $8,544/ year
  • 40 West Room Rate: $8,956/ year
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