92% of students live on campus. And with a population of 83% out-of-state students, most students stay on campus through the weekends. As a first-year student, you’ll share a floor with other first-years, forming an instant support group. And living on campus makes it easier for you to connect to academic and co-curricular opportunities on campus.
The Thomas Commons is the hub of campus activity. You’ll gather there daily to dine, socialize, exercise, organize events, enjoy late-night activities, explore volunteer and career opportunities, DJ for KRNL, and much more.
A welcome letter from Director of Student Life, Gwen Schimek. "Today you’ll spend time going through the Validation and Move-In process, exploring campus, eating lunch, meeting with your Peer Advocate, going through the official welcome to the college, saying good-bye to family or others who helped you move-in, and then having dinner."
"There’s something really magical about programming events. After months of planning, figuring out details, spreading the word, a little bit of stress… BOOM. The event is happening--and you’re responsible. You and your committee made good stuff happen...."
"A large, inclusive community comes together to play these games with one another in an effort to de-stress, enjoy themselves, meet new people, make new friends, and enjoy college to the fullest. They don’t ask who you are or why you’re here. All they ask is, “Do you want to play a game with us?”"