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Community Living

Why Live on Campus?

Approximately 85% of U.S. college students opt to stay on campus during college. Many students are happier being closer to everything, and research shows that students who live on campus do better academically and have a greater chance of graduating.

Even as a junior or senior, the benefits of living on campus are many. Need more reasons? Check out these top 8 reasons to live on campus.

Upcoming Events

November Break
Residence Halls close at 12pm on Wednesday November 23, 2022. Students can return on Sunday November 27, 2022 beginning at 12pm. All students are required to depart campus.

Semester End
Residence Halls close at 6:00pm on Friday December 16, 2022. All students living on campus should depart 24 hours after their last final with the exception of Friday as the halls close at 6:00pm. Students are encouraged to take any items with them that they will need during the winter break, but are not required to move everything home. Winter Athletes that will be returning to campus early will receive information from our office and their coaches.

Spring 23 semester start-up
Returning Students Move-In Date: Sunday January 15, 2023. Check In Times will be sent to students prior to their fall semester departure. Students will need to officially check in with the Office of Transitions & Community Living in the Student Center to have their Owl Card activated.
New Students Spring 2023 Move-In Date: Saturday January 14, 2023. This is the move-in day for students that are just beginning their academic career at KSC. Move In times will be sent to these students prior to arrival.

Living on Campus

In order to ease your transition to college - and increase your chances for success - Keene State College requires all students with 59 credits or less to live on campus. This approach supports significant research indicating that students who live on campus are more likely to be successful academically, socially and developmentally. If you are a student that does not meet this requirement but feels there are extenuating circumstances that would prevent you from living on campus, please click on the forms link to the right and complete the corresponding form.

Living/Learning Communities

Living/Learning Communities help create a more seamless transition to college life by providing an environment where faculty and residential staff work collaboratively to nurture communities where students can develop friendships and succeed academically.



Contact Community Living

If you have questions about housing services (room assignments, housing contract, damage billing, etc.) and are unable to stop by the office, feel free to e-mail or call us.

Transitions & Community Living
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435

☎ 603-358-2339

Icon of clock Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed on campus holidays.

We're located on the 3rd Floor of the L.P.Young Student Center.