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

By learning about you, your personality and your likes and dislikes, Coe works very carefully to match you with a roommate or roommates who 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.

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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.

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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.

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