Housing & Dining Services is launching the Live On campaign, the annual campaign to encourage students to stay on campus beyond the first-year requirement, earlier this year. The campaign, which has traditionally started in February, kicked off on Nov. 1.
Students will have the choice to select premium spaces in the residence halls or apply for Aggie Village, the new CSU apartment complex that will open in summer 2016.
Over 20 percent of the students in the halls this fall are returning or upper-class students and that number is growing as campus housing options expand.
On-campus housing options
The residence halls offer designated, premium spaces for returning students including single rooms, quads, 4th floor lofts, and the Year 2 @ CSU community in Laurel Village.
Aggie Village will offer a mix of studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments for single upper-class undergraduate students, graduate students, visiting scholars, and post docs in a global community on the site of the former Aggie Village North apartments on the south end of campus at the northwest corner of Prospect Road and Center Avenue. The Aggie Village South apartments remain as housing for students with families and will be renamed Aggie Village Family.
Residence hall or apartment?
Housing & Dining Services is encouraging second-year students to remain in the residence halls and encouraging upper-class students and those interested in an intercultural experience to apply to Aggie Village. Students interested in studying abroad or pursuing careers in international fields are the target audience for the Intercultural Connections Community for undergraduate students at Aggie Village.
Students are encouraged to apply by Dec. 31 to secure the best housing options for next fall. The deadline for the residence halls is Feb. 29, 2016. The Aggie Village application will remain open year-round with assignments made based on availability.
All students who apply to return to the residence halls by Feb. 29, 2016, will receive a t-shirt and be entered to win free room and board (click here to see the video of this year’s winner) as well as five prizes valued at $500 (choice of room and board credit, CSU Bookstore credit, or an iPad).
Staff incentives for Live On, which have been successful the past two years, will return this year. Any staff member listed on a student’s application as influencing their decision to return to the residence halls for another year will receive a RamCash thank you good for one meal in the campus dining centers or $6.70 at venues on campus that accept RamCash.