Top Ten Reasons to Live on Campus

10. Convenience  

No commuting hassles! Stop wasting time fighting traffic and searching for parking spots before class. You can avoid having to travel through winter conditions for the sake of safety, and hey, you can sleep in longer!

9. Safety and Security  

Safety and security are a priority on campus. Card access and cameras in the residence halls along with Campus Safety and Residence Life staff available 24 hours each day, seven days a week help you feel comfortable in your surroundings.

8. No Hidden Costs — It’s All Inclusive!

Not only are meals included if you live in the residence halls but so is laundry, Internet, cable, local telephone, common area cleaning (hallways, bathrooms), and 24 hour onsite security and residence staff.

7. Close to Everything  

You are just a short walk away from everything — classes, professors, study groups, the library, computer labs, activities, sporting events, recreational centers and the list goes on and on...

6. Extra Support 

College is a transitional time, and while it can be incredibly enriching for all, there will be times you feel challenged. Live with people who are going through the same experiences as you. And know that the Residence Life staff living with you are always available for assistance, advice or just to talk.

5. Connection  

There are so many ways to get involved and stay connected. From clubs and organizations to intramurals and club sports to student leadership positions to service/volunteer opportunities, we have something for everyone!

4. Independence  

Living on your own and making key decisions for yourself is an important step in the maturing process. Learning to balance freedom and responsibility in a protected environment like a residence hall makes the post-college transition easier.

3. Fun and Free Stuff

Meet new people! Live new experiences! An endless array of social activities with your floormates, in your hall and all over campus make it easy. Just show up and enjoy! These are the things that lifelong friendships are made of!

2. Academic Success  

Research of college and university students across the nation shows that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn better grades and are more likely to graduate than their commuting peers.

1. The Total College Experience  

Don’t just go to NU — be NU! This is a unique time in your life, where else can you experience new cultures, new friendships and live in a supportive community rich with new and diverse ways of viewing the world? Residence hall living — it’s an experience unlike any other!  

We have so much to offer and hope you decide to take advantage of the numerous and ongoing programs, activities and resources available to you on campus. Please speak with a Financial Aid counselor about taking housing room and board into account while preparing your financial aid package for next year.