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Housing and Residence LifePlanning for the future

Jana Hurley

Housing and Residence Life

University Life


Housing & Residence LifeOpening - Fall 2008

Residential Culture Shift

  • Expanded structured move-in

  • 700 student volunteers

  • 1st Annual New Student Convocation

  • New Student Days 8/22 – 8/24

  • Expanded Welcome Week 8/25 – 9/1


Student Demographics

  • 4,792 students living on campus

  • 37.2% (1,783) = First Time Freshmen

  • 53.2% (2,549) = Returning Students

  • 9.6% (460) = Housed from Waiting List


Student Demographics

  • 53.2% returning students:

    • 50% = Freshman & Sophomores

    • 29% = Juniors

    • 21% = Seniors

  • 9.6% housed from the waiting list:

    • 164 = transfer students

    • 293 = transfer students who applied


Student Demographics

Geographic Residency Analysis

  • Northern Virginia.……. 34.6%

  • Virginia………………...38.6%

  • Out of State …………..24.1%

  • International………….. 2.7%


Student Demographics

Freshman Housing expansion

  • 1204 freshmen - Presidents Park

  • 628 - Dominion & Commonwealth

    Upper-class Housing changes

  • 1035 added - Chesapeake

  • 226 removed - Patriots Village


Priorities – 2008/2009

  • Student Satisfaction

    • Programming philosophy & objectives

    • Weekends at GMU

    • Occupancy Planning / RAP

    • Communication Strategies


Priorities – 2008/2009

Living Learning Communities

  • Fall 2008 = 16 LLCs housing 360 students

  • Planning for the future

    • Best practices review

    • Support of Mason’s strategic goals

    • Effective capacity management

    • Building Z


Priorities – 2008/2009

Facilities and Services

  • Safety and security

  • Leveraging technology

    • Room Assignment Process

    • Communications / student engagement

  • Planning / new construction


Priorities – 2008/2009

Assessment

  • National benchmarking studies

    • ACUHO- I Student Satisfaction Survey

    • National Study of Living Learning Programs

  • Student Retention

  • Student Academic Achievement

  • Housing Futures


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