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Benefits of Living on Campus

Living on campus provides you with access to support resources, developmental opportunities and makes you a part of a community that will provide lifelong relationships and memories. These experiences make living on campus a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Here are a few of the countless benefits of living on campus:

  • Higher satisfaction and GPAs: According to the American Council on Education, students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience and earn higher GPAs.
  • Convenience: In less than five minutes, students can be anywhere on campus—classes, cafeteria, library, bookstore, friends’ rooms and campus offices.
  • Cost: Everything is included when students live on campus, including electricity, movie-streaming services, Wi-Fi, cable, furniture and a supportive staff that will assist students at any time. Students will also save money by not having to commute.
  • Connection: Living on campus gives students an opportunity to better connect with the campus community and build relationships.
  • Support: Living on campus offers students the emotional, social and academic support needed to succeed. Ten trained peer resident assistants, plus faculty, staff, professional counselors and administrators are available and close by.
  • Safety: Both residence halls are card-access only and campus is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week by public safety officers.
  • Network: Living alongside future health care leaders provides students with a built-in professional network after graduation.

Living and Learning Communities

Living and learning communities connect students who share interests and experiences in and out of the classroom. Students live on the same floor as one another to enhance the college experience and support collective growth. Specialized programs and activities are planned to support the academic, personal and professional goals of the community.

Diversity and Global Citizenship Community

The Diversity and Global Citizenship Community provides support and programming for first-year students interested in learning about how diversity and global awareness impacts the health care profession.

Health Professionals Community

The Health Professionals Community provides support to first- and second-year students pursuing degrees and careers in health sciences. The community aims to build connections among students enrolled in degree programs within the School of Arts and Sciences.

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Residence life provides a nurturing community atmosphere that values diversity and promotes the dignity of all people.

Gender-inclusive housing is available for single rooms in North and South Residence Halls. These designated room types allow suitemate pairings regardless of physical sex.

Current and incoming students interested in gender-inclusive housing should notify residence life staff. All disclosed information is kept confidential and staff will not ask for more information than is required to meet students' housing needs.

If at any time a student needs to discuss housing related to gender identity or gender expression, contact Maryam Ouechani, coordinator of residential life, at maryam.ouechani@uhsp.edu or 314.446.8164. 

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