Office of Residence Life


Currently engaged in 20 Year Long-Range Housing Renovation/Construction Plan

38 Residence Halls & Apartments
7,800 — Approximate Number of Beds

The Office of Residence Life collaborates with other offices to facilitate students’ successful adjustment to and transitions through their collegiate experience. We work to provide a safe and supportive environment promoting academic success, personal development, involvement in campus life, and understanding of intercultural issues. We support the University’s commitment to build citizen leaders for the future.

Department Values: Celebration, Diversity, Healthy Exploration, Integrity and Ethics, Meaningful Partnerships, Respect, Compassion & Peaceful Relationships, Staff Development, Student Learning

Affiliated student groups: Residence Hall Association (RHA), National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), Community Leadership Teams (CLT), and Eco Reps


  • Living Learning Communities (LLCs), most of which are affiliated with at least one class, help students connect with others who have similar interests.
  • Community Leadership Teams (CLTs) plan and implement social and educational activities and events.
  • Professional staff offer consistent and affirmative responses to student conduct, conflict and crisis.


  • Our Residential Curriculum framework identifies 4 broad goals and multiple specific learning outcomes for our work with students.
  • Student leadership and staff development opportunities build healthy communities.
  • One-on-one meetings between RAs and residents challenge and support students and help us understand the residents’ experiences of living on campus.

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