The Benefits To On Campus Living
Live and Learn
Students living on campus are more likely to earn higher GPAs, complete degrees on time, and even pursue advanced degrees. Living on campus keeps students connected 24/7 with more access to caring administrators and faculty who understand and are meeting the needs of the students. Have your student get ahead by being close to the resources they need to excel.
Making friends is easier when they don’t have to go out of their way to find them. In our residence halls and apartment communities, students will live in close proximity to a group of peers who are going through many of the same things they are. And with regularly scheduled activities that build community spirit, getting acquainted is easy – it's literally right at their front door!
With close to 5,100 students living on campus, there are always opportunities for involvement, both academically and socially. Students can join any of our more than 290 student organizations, a Freshman Interest Group, or get involved with intramural sports – there’s never a shortage of things to do, and living on campus means it’s convenient. Not only that, but being involved enhances the co-curricular experiences a student needs to be successful.
In 20 minutes or less students can get to: any classroom, a basketball game, multiple dining locations and coffee shops, a treadmill or climbing wall, University libraries, theatre productions, and performances by comedians and music groups. Throw in beloved Maverick traditions like Bed Races, Oozeball, and Homecoming, and your student will have the time of their life.
LIVING ON CAMPUS
Located at the heart of College Park District, Vandergriff Hall is co-educational and features exciting community amenities. With College Park Center, restaurants, and shops right outside your front door, it is a vibrant new home for any student.