Living And Learning
Living on campus can be one of the best experiences of a college student's life. The focus of our residence life program is to complement one's formal classroom education by offering students the "total college experience" for personal growth and development.
There are several advantages to living on the UC campus:
- First of all, the new people you meet at orientation and throughout the year could be living right around the corner, right down the hall, or even in the same room.
- You also get the opportunity to live on your own perhaps for the first time.
- Perhaps most importantly, UC provides you with the chance to improve yourself intellectually, socially, and culturally through the experience of living with individuals from many different backgrounds. The friendships you make can often last a lifetime.
Housing RequirementAll students are required to live in college residence halls for their first two years unless residing at home with their parents or legal guardian who live with a 30 mile radius, they are a transfer student who has lived on campus for two years at another institution, or they will be 21 by August of they year they enroll.
Upon moving into your residence hall, you will receive a key giving you access to the building and your individual room. For your safety, the halls are locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Campus Safety officers continuously patrol the campus, and an officer is posted inside most of the residence halls every night from 11:00 p.m. to 6:45 a.m.
Where To Get Help No matter what type of questions or concerns you may have, you can always find someone who can answer them for you. A resident assistant (RA) is located on each floor, is easily approachable, and has received extensive training to help students work through problems they may have. Also available to answer questions are the area coordinators (AC) of each residence hall, or you can contact the Office of Residence Life, located in North Hall, which is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
After you get settled in, you may want to become involved with the Residence Hall Association (RHA). RHA is the governance body for residential students. RHA is student run and is in charge of planning campus wide events, listening and addressing student concerns that may arise in the residence halls.