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Living and Learning

Living in a residence hall gives students the opportunity to enhance their academic experience by connecting with peers and learning valuable life skills. Involvement in this environment only enhances what you will learn. 

Residential Experience

Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life supports students’ academic experience by creating an inclusive living and learning environment. By living in the residence halls, ORL seeks to educate students about safety, inclusivity, community, and engaged citizenship all while creating an environment that supports academic success and personal growth. First-year students live in one of SU’s north campus residence halls while transfer students typically live in South Campus halls. Learn more.

Learning Communities

Office of Learning Communities

SU’s Learning Communities allow you to live and take classes with a group of students who share a common interest or academic major. This eases the transition to college life and provides you with a group of peers and friends who become like a family away from home. Participation in a learning community allows you to develop skills and attitudes that support academic achievement, improved quality of thinking and communications, a better understanding of yourself and others, and a greater ability to balance your academic and social lives. Learn more.