Benefits of Living On Campus

Research shows college students that live on campus experience the following in comparison to those that live off campus:

  • Higher rates of retention, persistence, bachelor’s degree attainment and graduate school entry.
  • Higher grade point averages.
  • Higher levels of participation in co-curricular activities, promoting their professional development and marketability to employers.
  • Higher levels of interaction with faculty and peers.
  • Higher degree of satisfaction with the college experience.

Additional Benefits

Relationship Building: Making new friends is easy when you live on campus. The Seton Residence Hall provides an environment that is designed to help students from around the country build relationships with each other and extend their personal and professional networks. They learn to work, study and converse with a diverse group of students.

Student Mentors: The students living on each floor are supported by a Resident Assistant, a student staff member that is knowledgeable of campus resources and offerings. RA’s are here to help students identify resource on campus, meet new people, develop leadership and teamwork skills, focus on their studies and have fun. RA’s create programs that are intentionally designed to meet the needs of their residents.

Learning-Focused Environment: The Seton Residence Hall is a great place to study and improve in-class performance. Students find it easy to receive academic support through regular and impromptu study groups as well as individual attention from other students in their classes. The Learning Center is located on the first floor of Seton Center, just below the residence hall, making it easy to find professional faculty and staff support as well. Students also have the option to participate in Living Learning Communities where they can integrate their academic and social lives.

Involvement on Campus: Students can get involved by attending our numerous hall programs or by becoming a student leader. They can apply to be Resident Assistants, one of the top leadership opportunities on campus, and can get involved in Residence Hall Council, a student-led programming board. Students that participate in these programs develop leadership and teamwork skills, time management skills, and organizational and administrative skills. They also gain experience with event planning, advertising, problem-solving and management.

Proximity and Convenience: Students in the Seton Residence Hall live within 5 minutes walking distance of all classes and campus resources. Living on campus lightens your gas bill and eliminates the daily drive to and from home. This makes it easy to devote more time to studying, relationship building, relaxation and getting involved.

Independence: The college experience paired with living on campus provides students with an opportunity to learn to live independently. Students can maintain relationships with family and friends while also discovering how to appropriately manage their schedules, academics, finances, relationships and physical and mental well-being.

Security: Residents benefit from 24-hour surveillance provided by our Campus Police force. Services include a 24 escort service, assistance with vehicle trouble, first aid and crime prevention programming.

Enjoyment: The Seton Residence Hall is a wonderful place to create an enjoyable college experience. Programming and leadership opportunities are not only designed to teach students life skills, but also to give them a chance to have fun. Students can go to the 24-hour Lions Den and enjoy games and TV with their fellow students. They can also attend sporting events, join clubs and organizations, or participate in intramural sports.

Access to Resources: There are a plethora of resources that students can utilize on-campus. Most notable are the Harrington Center work-out facilities, 24 hour computer labs, study spaces, art rooms, counseling and health services, peer tutoring, library, academic advising and the Career and Experiential Education Center.

Become a Citizen of the City: The Mount is located only 15 minutes away from Cincinnati. Students can participate in the many free events in Cincinnati such as Oktoberfest, events on Fountain Square and in Washington Park, Taste of Cincinnati, and more.