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Top 10 Reasons to Live on Campus - Columbus State University

Residence Life

Top 10 Reasons to Live on Campus

Live close.
Sleep more.
Drive less.

It's ALL Included, NO Hidden Fees
Pay one bill for:

  • Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Utilities
  • Laundry
  • Food
  • Gym membership

Multiple Food Choices

Columbus State has 8 different locations to get food or snack options on campus.  These include:

  • Cougar Cafe
  • Rankin Den
  • Cougar Food Court (Subway & Chick-fil-A)
  • Einstein Bros. Bagles
  • P.O.D. Market on Broadway
  • P.O.D. Micro Market
  • Schuster P.O.D. Express
  • Stanley Hall P.O.D. Express

For the exact location of each, please visit our CSU Dining Locations webpage.

Building Community

Students who participate in community are more involved, grow stronger friendships, are more successful in their transition to college, have higher GPAs, and graduate sooner that the national average. Residents are encouraged to build their own communities with those who live around them and have the same interests. Residence Life strives to help residents build these communities through educational programs and fun events.

Experience Trips

Residence Life strives to enhance the housing experience by offering out-of-the-box opportunities to build community and establish the ResLife Experience. Check out more information on our Residence Life Experience Trips.

Get Involved

Whether it is getting involved in Residence Life through our Residence Housing Association (RHA), our Special Events Committee, or by working as student staff (Resident Assistants, Student Assistants), or by making connections on campus through multiple avenues such as Academic Clubs, Greek Life, Faith-based Organizations, or Intramural Sports, CSU has something for you! Check out all the available Organizations at CSUinvolve.

Lifelong Friendships

The support network, which often develops in your living environment, enhances your college experience and contributes to your success. 

Academic Success

Compared to students who live off campus, those who live on campus:

  • Have higher GPAs
  • Take more credit hours
  • Are more likely to graduate
  • Are less likely to be on academic probation

We're Here to Help

Each housing area is staffed by:

  • a full-time professional Residence Life Coordinator
  • a team of paraprofessional Resident Assistants/Graduate Assistants
  • a faculty member, called a Faculty-in-Residence

These live-in staff members are a great resource, leading you to all the benefits of living at CSU – from learning about campus clubs and organizations, to finding campus resources – they are eager to help.

When you live at college, you live the college life.
When you don't, you don't.

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