Freshman Residents

The Long Blue Line Starts Here

The W is committed to providing students with a comprehensive educational experience. We recognize 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 40 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.

A student who lives in The W’s residence halls 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.

Freshman Communities

Freshman Leadership Community

This community, housed in Kincannon Hall, offers freshmen the opportunity to expand their leadership knowledge and find their place as a leader on our campus. Students with leadership experience and potential can continue that development in a community of like-minded students and upper-class mentors.

Freshman Leadership

Residential Honors Program

A freshman and sophomore community, located in Grossnickle Hall, the RHP offers a classic living learning experience for students who are part of the Ina E. Gordy Honors College. Through coordinated class scheduling, study abroad, faculty interaction, and peer mentorship, this LLC supports students in their academic pursuits.

Residential Honors

Kincannon Hall

Front view of Kincannon Hall

Co-Ed Hall

Convenient living at the heart of it all. Kincannon is home to our Freshmen residents.

Kincannon provides our freshman population with focused support and development tools to help with the transition to university life.

Kincannon Hall

Grossnickle Hall

Co-Ed Hall

An elegant, coeducational living community.

The hall is exclusively available to members of the Gordy Honors College, creating a unique academic living environment.

Grossnickle Hall

Front view of Grossnickle Hall