Conference Presentations

First-Year Success

Campus Housing Models that Help Students Succeed
Delivered October 6, 2019
Presented by Michele Kane, Trina Mace Learned, Jennifer Stone
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Connecticut College, University of Delaware

Institutions have determined through surveys and research that building design and location significantly affect first-year student's happiness and academic success. In response, they are implementing significant changes to on-campus housing. Understanding how different housing models influence first-year students allows institutions to provide students with a strong social foundation that can significantly affect recruitment and retention. We will share examples of rapidly changing student expectations and prepare you to assess your student housing offerings and evaluate their relationships to student success.