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First-Year Experience

University Housing

Freshman Residence Hall Experience

Starting your college career on the right foot is vital to your success. University Housing and Residence Life wants to provide each incoming first-year student with an exceptional experience. We aim to extend the "freshman residence hall experience" to all residents of Pacer Crossings.

We are confident that living on campus will enhance your personal and academic success. Why would we make this claim?

  • Enhanced academic and social experience - all of the campus resources and activities are conveniently located within easy walking distance
  • Improved academic scores - partnership with the Center for Student Achievement
  • Expanded social life - programs and events set up to get you involved
  • Increased opportunities to build lasting friendships - many opportunities to get to know your fellow Pacers and make friends for life

Our program is designed to prepare incoming first-year students with anything and everything they need to know to excel in college life:

  • Academic competencies: study skills, tutoring sessions, career planning
  • Learning a lifestyle: managing money, laundry lessons, budgeting time
  • Coming face to face: making friends, communicating with roommates