Freshman Residency Program
The W recognizes the educational and social benefits students receive from residing on campus their first year, as compared to living off campus. Ample research across the United States over the last 30 years has provided compelling evidence that students who live in university-provided housing perform better academically, and enjoy a higher degree of satisfaction with their college experience, than students who live off-campus or commute. In recognition of the value of the living-learning experience associated with on-campus living, The W requires first year students to live on campus. (Starting Fall 2017)
A student who lives in a residence hall is more likely to:
- Take full advantage of campus resources.
- Be more involved in campus activities and educational programs.
- Complete more credit hours per semester.
- Achieve greater academic success.
- Complete their studies and attain their degree.
- Be more satisfied with the overall university experience.