Jill Cole Splawski, Ed.M
Director of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs
Office of Residence Life
Trinity Hall 1st Floor
716-649-7900, ext. 362
When you’re surrounded by fellow students, you have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from each other, no matter how informally. Many of the people you hall with may be in the same classes you’re in, or have taken them before.
Friends can be a tremendous academic resource and being able to pop into the room next door to ask a question is unrivaled. When people come to you, explaining something you’ve mastered is rewarding as well as helpful to those who need it (and teaching things actually helps you understand them better).
Not ready to worry about all the maintenance, bills and worrying that often comes with living in your own place? On campus, it’s all taken care of for you.
On top of that, people sometimes forget to factor in the cost of utilities, internet access, etc. to their off campus costs. (On campus can seem like a pretty good deal when you don’t have to worry about it!)
Between school, work and getting enough sleep, the last thing anyone wants to worry about is spending time commuting to get to class on time. This is even more important to underclassmen, who are adapting to an independent life style–so living right where you take you classes can be a huge help. Proximity also makes it easier to be involved with clubs, sports and everything else that goes on here at Hilbert.
As any upperclassmen can tell you that the people you’ll have the opportunity to become closest with are often the people in the halls! Many form their best friends that they stick with through the rest of college in their freshmen hall. For everyone else, living on campus provides a tight knit community of people and can always help you expand your social circle.
Living with a diverse group of people also expands your social knowledge outside of the classroom. You have a chance to get to know students from all over the country and people with incredible and varied life experiences. It sounds cliche, but hanging out in the halls can definitely broaden your horizons.
Our apartment-style residence halls (for upperclassmen and transfer students) have:
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