Students conversing outside at night

Housing

"As a residential college that requires all students to live on campus for all four years, Coe recognizes that creating the right living environment is essential to provide a superior educational opportunity."

  • Mission: The Office of Residence Life strives to create an inclusive, safe, healthy environment that enhances student learning. Through the residential experience, students live in a community, whose members practice self-care, advocate for themselves and others, respect differences, and find a sense of belonging.
  • Vision: Coe College Residence Life creates communities that support student success and contribute to residents achieving their personal and professional goals.

Patrick Lynch

Patrick Lynch 

Director of Residence Life
plynch@coe.edu
319.399.8609

Jermaine Ferguson

Jermaine Ferguson

Director of Housing
jferguson@coe.edu
319.399.8204

Jared Zack

Jared Zack

Assistant Director of Residence Life
jzack@coe.edu
319.399.8532


  • Coe is home to 1,200 students residing in 24 different residence halls, apartment buildings & houses.
  • On the left is the listing of the variety of housing options at Coe.
  • Our work is guided by our Mission & Vision above and a set of Learning Outcomes.
  • Our Residence Life staff is led by a director, assistant directors, and 50 resident assistants.
  • New first-year student move-in on Saturday, August 19, 7 AM - 11 AM. 
  • Returning residents move-in on August 21-23. Check-in is in the Student Life Office from 9 AM - 5 PM.
  • Early arrivals (RA's, orientation leaders, Summer Bridge, football, CoeHort, CoeHaul, new international students, peer ministers, OUTReach, dance team and writing center) will be emailed with their move-in date.

Two students studying in an apartment

Coe's residence halls vary in style, size, and personality. Each hall has vending machines, laundry facilities and at least one kitchen. In addition to main lobbies for studying, relaxing and activities, most halls also have lounges with TVs and comfy chairs and couches. All have cable TV and internet hookups, with Wi-Fi access now available on much of the Coe campus.

Smiling male student

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 also will have the unique opportunity to participate in a number of activities with your floormates, not just in the halls, but also across campus.

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 homebase for entering students, while also integrating them into a larger hall community with upper-class students.

Coe believes 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.