Why Live on Campus?
Live in a Residence Hall, Not a Dormitory
A dormitory is merely a place to sleep and store your belongings. In the past, dorm mothers or fathers supervised dorms. This concept of on-campus living ended in the ‘60s! A residence hall, on the other hand, is a home. It is a place to live and learn. It is an important part of college life that will enhance the classroom experience. After all, students spend a great deal more time in the residence halls than they do anywhere else on campus.
The department of University Housing at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) is a complete environment where students can learn to interact with people, develop leadership skills, write papers, attend events and programs, make lifelong friends, and build long-lasting memories. Through educational programs and contact with faculty/staff members, residents can greatly enhance their learning experiences at USC Aiken.
Save Money by Living On-Campus
Your student’s room rental rate is locked in for the entire school year and includes internet service, cable, and utilities. University Housing fees are paid in a lump sum twice a year, so you don’t have to worry about monthly rent, utility bills, or a 12-month lease. Also, your housing rental rate is listed on your student account statement and can be covered by certain types of financial aid and scholarships if qualified.
- Studies have proven that living on campus costs you less than living off campus
- Apartments come fully furnished
- You don’t have a monthly bill for rent
- You don’t have to pay utilities; they’re included
- It’s affordable
- Save money on gas and / or transportation costs
Develop Leadership Skills
University Housing is a great environment to develop leadership skills. Research shows that living on campus at USC Aiken enhanced the following:
- Diversity awareness
- Communication skills
- Leadership abilities
- Interpersonal relationships
- Conflict Resolution
Furthermore, students who live on-campus are more likely to participate in campus activities, are more involved with student organizations, and hold more leadership roles in student organizations than off-campus students.
Perks of Living at USC Aiken
- Within walking distance of: Classes, Faculty / Staff offices, Library, Athletic & Campus events, and Dining
- Easier to get to class on time! Save time and money; no commuting time, no gasoline expenses.
- Easy access to sports games because all fields/gyms are nearby
- Easy access to meals (The Station, Pacer Market, RFOC)
- Easier to access professors during office hours
- More opportunities to meet with tutors and study groups
- Immediate access to campus offices when needed – for example, Registrar, Financial Aid, etc
Access to Amenities
- Swimming pool, volleyball and basketball courts
- On-site wellness center
- Allocated study space in lounges, computer labs and classrooms
- 24-hour access to computer lab
- 24-hour assistance with problems
- 24-hour onsite police coverage
Getting the "Full" College Experience
- You are provided with more opportunities to get involved
- Social events for on campus residents
- The atmosphere provides a sense of community