Benefits of Living On Campus
The Department of Housing and Residential Life at Texas State University supports the academic mission of the university by providing on-campus housing. In support of the educational mission of the university and the value of the on-campus residential experience to students the department provides students with a safe, comfortable and convenient living environment, while offering opportunities for increased campus involvement, social interaction and academic assistance.
For these reasons, the university requires that certain students live on campus according to the Housing Policy.
"Students who live on campus have a 10-15 percent better chance of doing well in college than student living off campus. On-campus students have better grades, take more units and are more likely to persevere to achieve a university degree." - American Council on Education
Avoid fighting traffic and searching for a parking spot. You are just a short walk away from everything - classes, the library, computer labs, activities, games, the Student Recreational Center, study groups and professors.
At first glance, living off-campus may seem like a good option but consider all the costs - rent, deposits, water, electric, cable, internet, phone service, furniture, food, gas for commuting, etc. This does not take into account the time involved in driving, gas, purchasing food, etc.
Students often struggle with new challenges, such as being away from home, roommate conflicts and balancing work with school responsibilities. Living on campus allows you to live with students facing similar challenges and offers assistance through live-in staff members.
Living in a residence hall offers a unique experience not provided in off-campus apartments. Residents participate in activities with their floormates and RA, including pizza parties and game nights. Meeting new people is easy when you attend on-campus events such as presentations and gatherings.