When students imagine their college experience, they often envision living in a dorm. A dorm or residence hall provides a safe, convenient and affordable housing option for all types of students. Studies show that students who live on campus tend to complete more credits, have higher grade point averages and are more likely to graduate.
While it’s not a requirement that all students live on campus, dorm life is one of the most important aspects of a student’s college experience. In addition to building a sense of community and providing easy access to classes, campus services and the college union, dorms provide the opportunity for students to make friends, grow as individuals and prepare for life after graduation.
Students who live on campus can choose from a wide variety of room configurations and meal plans. NEC offers traditional corridor-style halls that house first-year students, as well as midyear and upperclassmen. These buildings contain single, double and triple rooms.
Other on-campus housing options include Jack-and-Jill style rooms, suites with a private bedroom and shared living space and apartment style housing. NEC also offers a limited number of units that are reserved for couples and families.
The housing selection process looks different at each college. Some allow first-year students to rank their preferences for a residence hall as part of the housing application, while others allow both first-year and upperclassmen to select their own spaces. The college may then assign them a room based on their preference and the availability of space.
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