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Housing & Residence Life

As a residential college, Coe recognizes that creating the right living environment is essential to provide a superior educational opportunity. More than 70% of your four years at Coe will be spent outside the classroom, making it an important part of your overall college experience, and perhaps the most fun. At Coe, you'll interact with a variety of people while making friendships that will last a lifetime.

By learning about you, your personality, and your likes and dislikes, Coe works very carefully to match you with a roommate or roommates that will provide you with the best living environment possible. Through completion of the Roommate Preference Form, you can provide important information to help assure you have a great experience. Coe's residence halls vary in style, size and personality. Each hall has vending machines, laundry facilities, and one or more kitchens. In addition to main lobbies for studying, relaxing and activities, most halls also have lounges with televisions and comfortable chairs and couches. All have cable TV and Internet hook-ups, with wireless computer network access now available on much of the Coe campus.

You will have a Resident Assistant (RA) assigned to each floor, who will serve as a familiar face, a seasoned expert on life at Coe, and a person to help make your college transition run smoothly. You will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a number of activities with your floor mates, not just in the halls, but also across campus.

As a member of the Coe residential living experience, you are automatically an integral part of the community. Through Student Directed Communities, the college encourages you to get involved in leadership opportunities, programming and setting community standards.

Easing the transition to college life

Within the residence halls, most first-year students live on a first-year floor or in a cluster of rooms placed in proximity to the floor's Resident Assistant. First-year student floors provide a home base for entering students, while at the same time integrating them into a larger hall community with upper-class students.

The college believes that the first-year student experience is vital to academic and social success. The programs, services and mentoring that take place in the first-year student clusters and floors provide students enhanced educational and community opportunities and facilitate the overall liberal arts experience.