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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 23 Semester Start-up
Returning Students Move-In Date: Sunday January 15, 2023. Check in between 10:00am - 1:00pm, West Dining Room, 1st Floor of the Student Center. The Office of Transitions & Community Living will need to activate your Owl Card in order for you to access the building. Don’t plan on returning until Monday January 16th, please email Community Living and let us know!
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. Information pertaining to check in time was included in your housing assignment.

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.