The Baylor Experience is On Campus
To find out more about living on campus for the 2013-2014 academic year, please contact Campus Living & Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-710-3642.
"The best part about living on campus is the convenience to other buildings on campus. I am involved in many organizations that require time outside of meetings so it's nice being able to walk to my meetings. Also, I have easy access to my room and back to class..." Parmida Schahhosseini
"The addition of on-campus apartments gives you a feeling of being on your own with your own space, but also allows for you to still live in a community setting with a variety of other students of all different classifications."Laurie Van Dyk
2013-2014 Housing Sign Up InformationLiving-Learning Program residents should contact their Program Director regarding returning to their Living-Learning Program for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
All residents interested in living in:
As you plan for next year's living accommodations, we invite you to explore the many options available on Baylor's campus for upperclassmen. From Residential Colleges and Living-Learning Centers to suite- and apartment-style communities, there is something to meet the needs of each student.
Benefits of Living On Campus
It's nice to be close to whatever's going on at Baylor, whether that's an 8 a.m. class, a lunch date in a residential restaurant, a study session at the library, a concert, lecture or sporting event. Living on campus means students are either within a short walk of where they need to go or a short ride away on the Baylor University shuttle.
On-campus living also means you don't have to worry each month about paying bills for rent, electricity, water service, high-speed Internet and cable TV service. And the frustration of splitting these expenses with roommates is removed since these costs are included in the semester housing charge.
At Baylor, the safety of our students is top priority and our residential facilities are designed with that in mind. The Baylor Police Department protects students 24 hours a day. Exterior residential doors require a valid Baylor ID card for access. Baylor Safety and Security Education Officers (SSEOs) patrol the residence halls from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day and are available to walk students or drive them in the golf cart shuttle from Baylor parking garages and libraries back to their hall or apartment.
Each residential community also enforces sensible visiting hour policies designed to ensure privacy and monitor outside access, while also enhancing a sense of community.
Students who live on campus don't have to go it alone. Not only do they enjoy opportunities to develop friendships with their roommates, suitemates and hall-mates, but there are also many other people in each residential community to support them. Each residence hall has a professional Residence Hall Director, with a master's degree, living onsite as well as trained student Community Leaders living throughout the facility to provide support and assistance. Resident Chaplains, who are Truett Seminary students, live on site and serve to provide spiritual and relational support to students.
In synthesizing more than 2,600 scientific studies**, researchers have found students who live on campus have higher GPAs in their coursework, gain more interpersonal contacts with fellow students and faculty, and are more satisfied with their undergraduate experiences overall. These gains increase the longer a student lives on campus.
At Baylor, living on campus typically leads students to become more involved with campus organizations and other activities outside of class. In short, students who live on campus tend to do better in school and become more well-rounded graduates.
** Astin (1993), Schroeder et al. (1994), Pascarella and Terenzini (2005).
Interested in Living On Campus?
If you have questions regarding living on campus for the 2013-2014 academic year, please contact Campus Living & Learning at email@example.com or 254-710-3642.