Top 10 Reasons to Live on Campus

Live On CamusMaking the transition to college, and making a connection to campus life once you are there, can be a frightening prospect.

Choosing to live on campus can help ease the transition to life on your own, jump start your social life, and help you meet many new and diverse individuals. As an on campus resident, you will be more plugged-in to the campus community and have more opportunities to join clubs, attend campus events, meet new people and develop friendships.

In addition, you will be closer to your classes, the library, and many other campus resources.

Unlike off-campus living, the residence halls provide you with a unique living environment in which all of your neighbors are students just like you. There are many great reasons to live on campus. Here are the Top Ten!

Live On Campus1. Live Smart

National studies show that students who live on campus tend to earn better grades, are more satisfied with their college experience, and are more likely to graduate than those who live off campus.

2. Live Close
When students live on campus they don’t have to waste time sitting in traffic, searching for parking or filling up on gas. Facilities are all within walking distance from on-campus residence halls.

3. Live Safe
Safety and security are emphasized on-campus. The MUW Police Department and Housing & Residence Life staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

4. Live Cheaper
At first glance it might seem less expensive to live off campus. But, when you consider all the costs (rent, food, gas, electricity, water, trash, phone, cable, Internet, furniture, etc) living off campus can be expensive. It’s not only cheaper to live on-campus, it’s also easier because everything is covered in one convenient bill.

Live On Campus5. Live Connected
Campus housing costs include cable TV and high-speed wireless. In addition, Housing & Residence Life offers a movie channel that features new released movies each month.

6. Live Supported
Student and professional staff are available to assist students with personal and academic concerns as they adjust to being away from home.

7. Live with Community
Living on campus gives students more opportunity to join clubs, go to activities, meet new people and make friends. It’s an experience unlike any other.

Live On Campus8. Live and Learn
On-campus housing offers students the opportunity to live in a “living/learning” community that complements their educational experience. This living community provides mentoring opportunities, study groups, and numerous programs.

9. Live How You Choose
The W has different housing options to choose from to accommodate our student’s varying needs.

10. Live it Up!
Don’t just go to school, experience college. Don’t miss out on all The W has to offer.

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