Concord University has six residence halls and two special housing facilities with a capacity of approximately 1,200 students. In keeping with Concord’s residential nature, student housing is operated as a close adjunct to its academic purposes.
All unmarried students of traditional age who do not reside with a parent/guardian in that parent/guardian’s primary residence and commute to classes, are required to reside on campus in the University’s residence halls as long as space is available. Commuters are defined as either nontraditional or married students who live in the immediate area and drive to classes, or traditional age students who reside with their parent(s) or guardian(s) in their local primary place of residence not to exceed 45 minutes travel time from the University, as determined by Map Quest or Google Maps. All other students must reside on campus. In addition, all residential students are required to purchase one of three University provided board plans.
There are numerous benefits to living on-campus. In addition to the obvious ones, such as proximity to classes, no utility bills, and easy access to dining services, there are several others that are not as obvious. One meaningful part of a college education is the learning that comes from living with others. Research demonstrates that living in the residence halls provides students with a unique experience that fosters success during the college years. Residential students are more likely to graduate and generally feel more “connected” to the school. After fulfilling their academic commitments, residential students have the opportunity to gather in their buildings and discuss many activities of the day with one another. Resident Assistants facilitate a comprehensive range of activities to enhance community objectives and encourage interactions among residents which support their intellectual, emotional, physical, and cultural growth.
Students applying for University housing for the first time or reapplying after previously withdrawing from University housing must submit a completed Room Reservation Form. Continuing students who are maintaining housing for the next academic year are required to reserve housing by renewing their application at room sign-up held every March.