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