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Resident Students (living on campus) Student Life

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Resident students are those who live on campus and share a residential room with other students. Students living on campus have different opportunities than commuter students in that they are positioned to get to know the campus well, exercise independence, negotiate space with roommates/suit mates, access various resources, and have greater time to intermingle with students, faculty, and staff. Nationally, colleges and universities have enhanced the on-campus living experience to contribute to the student’s overall citizenship to engage in civility with students, faculty, and staff. Residential Life/Communities include programs, student organizations, and leadership opportunities for resident students to join. Residential Life/Communities have also created specific living learning communities to meet the needs of certain student groups, to support student-allies’ learning, and to educate the campus community on promoting and engaging sensibly and responsibly with one another.

Resources or Tips for Your Student

  • Get to know your Resident Assistant/House Advisor who is knowledgeable about on campus resources and will create fun events, both on- and off-campus.

  • Join a student organization within your college. UC San Diego is a large campus and the college system helps to downsize the campus to an intimate community.

  • Get to know, spend time, and learn from roommates. This is a great time to meet new people and view the world from a different lens. 

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