Living the Dorm Life!
Living the Dorm Life!
February 21, 2015
Choosing a major, figuring out a financial plan, and researching the spiritual climate are all vital steps in choosing a Christian college. However, there is another vital piece that your student must consider — dorm life! For today’s post, we asked Joe Poelzer, one of Cedarville’s Resident Directors, to weigh in on the important role that Residence Life plays at Cedarville.
Residence Life is an essential part of the Cedarville experience. More than 80 percent of our students spend their four years living in our residence halls, where lifelong friendships and memories are made. We provide leadership through student Resident Assistants (RAs) and full-time Resident Directors (RDs) in each of our residence halls to help students transition from home to college life.
Students that live on campus do more than just sleep in their residence halls; it is a place where they live and “do life” with others. Through the common experiences of living life together, a set of valuable skills are strengthened that include intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual development. It is common to find students gathered in each other’s rooms talking, praying, studying, or just hanging out.
Living on campus and in community with other students encourages learning and living out Cedarville’s core values: Love for God, Love for Others, Integrity in Conduct, and Excellence in Effort. The Community Lifestyle Guidelines and Community Covenant inspire our students to live a Christ-centered life. In addition, the Residence Hall Guidelines aid in maintaining a healthy and respectful atmosphere.
There are a number of benefits for living in community on our campus including:
- Learning valuable principles for loving God and others
- Experiencing personal growth through independence and living with others
- Making friends with others who share similar interests
- Meeting students with a diversity of life experiences
- Participating in hall activities and programs
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