Remember that tight-knit community we mentioned? That's fostered by the fact that 95 percent of students live on campus. Whether it's a double, triple, or single in a traditional residence hall, one of the townhouses designated for upperclassmen, a special interest house (centered around anything from language to gaming, and often located in one of the great renovated Victorian homes that surround campus) or a fraternity or sorority house, you're going to find something that fits your style, taste, and even preferred level of noisiness.
First-year, first semester students will be assigned to one of the traditional residence halls, but as you get a feel for campus, you'll quickly figure out where you'd like to spend the rest of your college career, and the friendly folks at Residential Life can help to make that happen. Resident Assistants—students employed by the Res. Life office—are on-the-floor resources for gleaning information about moving into and checking out of your residence hall.
Q: Is it possible to live off-campus? A: Yes, but not until your senior year.