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Welcome to the Department of Housing and Residence Life

Residence Life is an integral part of the Shaw University educational experience. We are committed to providing our students a safe and comfortable living and learning environment.  Although freshmen and sophomore students are required to live on campus, all students are encouraged to be a part of our living and learning communities. 

Living on campus is an exciting experience which offers a unique opportunity to learn and grow as an individual in the Shaw University community.  Our goal is to foster a holistic environment that encourages collaboration, accountability, responsibility, leadership, and service as we prepare our students to become global leaders.  

What are the benefits of residential living?

  • Students develop meaningful relationships with peers, faculty, and staff
  • Students are more likely to have increased GPAs and to graduate when compared to students who do not live on campus
  • Students enter a welcoming and close community that extends beyond the classroom
  • Students are afforded access to built-in study groups

Fall Housing Updates