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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

Spring 22 Move-In Information

Procedures for arrival testing:

  • Students should report to the LP Young Student Center, 3rd Floor, Mountain View Room
  • Surgical grade masks or better are required and must always be worn
  • When you arrive to testing, please ensure you have your Owl Card out and ready to present
  • Upon arrival, you will be asked to verify your local address and cell phone number
  • Anyone arriving early to campus or after the testing site closes, you will be asked to leave until other arrangements can be made
Student Population Arrival date Arrival window (No appointment needed)
New students Saturday, January 15 9:00am - 1:30pm
Students living in: The Commons, Huntress Hall, Carle Hall, Owl’s Nest Sunday, January 16 9:00am - 1:30pm
Students living in: Fiske Hall, Holloway Hall, Pondside 1,2, and 3, One Butler Court Monday, January 17 9:00am - 1:30pm
All off campus students Tuesday, January 18 8am - 6pm

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Living on Campus

In order to ease your transition to college - and increase your chances for success - Keene State College requires all first and sophomore year students(59 credits or less) to live on campus. This approach supports significant research indicating that first-year and sophomore students who live on campus are more likely to be successful academically, socially and developmentally.

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.



  • Housing Information and Resources - A guide to helpful links, move-in information and more.
  • Common Questions — You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Check out our F.A.Q.
  • Residential Life Staff — Our central office and residence hall staff is here to support and assist you in your experience living here at Keene State.
  • Working in Residential Life — Community Living offers a number of opportunities for rewarding work, including positions as Community Assistants, Community Directors, and Student Office Assistants.
  • Additional Resources — Quick links to everything Community Living-related.

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

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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.