A few of the advantages of living on campus:
Studies show that students who live on campus tend to:
There are certain circumstances where living off-campus seems to be a better financial option. At times this is the case; however, when one adds the actual costs of Internet, commuting, food, and utilities (water, electricity, gas, sewer, heat, garbage, cable, snow removal, lawn care) to the overall cost, that margin is diminished or eliminated. Further, the challenge of renting with other roommates becomes interesting when the dynamics of sharing in the payment of bills become an issue. Lastly, there is no extra rent or utility cost to pay if a roommate leaves when you live on campus.
Simply put, it asks why a student should live on campus. Further, why does Dawson Community College have a Housing residency requirement that requires all full-time students, who have completed fewer than 30 total credit hours of coursework or receiving scholarship directly from DCC, under the age of 21 to live on campus unless they live within a 50-mile radius with a parent/guardian or are married?
Residence Life and many others on this campus strongly believe (and research supports) that there are significant benefits for students who live on campus. These benefits easily link to the educational mission of Dawson Community College and our desire to promote student success. The College believes that the entire DCC experience is integral for assisting students in their educational and maturation process. Living within campus housing is a key component to the institution’s philosophy of educating students.