Housing and Residential Life

Campus housing has been a part of educational institutions from the very beginning. Even one of the world’s oldest educational institutions, Nalanda in India, founded in the 5th century and lasting into the 12th century had campus housing. The United States’ oldest higher education institution, Harvard, founded in 1636 with nine undergraduate students and one master had campus housing. Harvard became the model for American higher education just as Oxford’s founding in 1096 has become the same for England. The organization of campus housing has evolved at institutions as leadership has changed, as political and spiritual guidance has influenced the campuses, and as funding has changed.

Housing operations manage undergraduate residence halls, graduate and family housing, professional school housing (e.g., law, medical), and faculty housing ...

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