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What is the Best Timing for Student Housing Application Processes?

Housing Application Timing Can Directly Impact Your Occupancy and Student Satisfaction. Managing the timing of housing application processes is more of an art than a science. From admissions and enrollment deadlines to competition and student behavior, there are many factors that administrators must take into consideration when planning the application…

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How to Create an Engaging Social Media Presence for Student Housing

What are the Most Effective Social Media Strategies for Student Housing Social media on campus is everywhere – from campus-wide announcements to Snapchat classroom projects to RA community events. So how can student housing operations stand out and build excitement for student residents on social media? We interviewed Carrie Campbell,…

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The Impact of Gender Inclusiveness on Campus

Gender Inclusiveness is Going Beyond Traditional Binary Classifications Many colleges and university campuses are striving to ensure that all students have the same rights and access. To do this, schools are making adjustments, including developing policies, adding gender-inclusive housing options and bathrooms on campus, changing terminology, and communicating changes to…

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Managing the Online Shopping Package Flood

Student Shopping Habits Are Creating a Surge of Packages On Campus Campus mailrooms have been seeing a huge shift in what’s coming into the mailroom due to the ease of online shopping.  Amazon, Target, Chegg, Stitch Fix, and others have made it so easy to shop online that campus mailrooms…

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Recent Trends in Residential Buildings & Campus Living Spaces

What Trends Are Shaping the Design of New Campus Living Spaces? On Campus Student Housing is no longer viewed as just a place to only sleep or study – students want living spaces that reflect today’s lifestyle, and schools are listening.   As new residential buildings are being built, schools…

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Improve Student Roommate Matching with Effective Lifestyle Questions

What Attributes, Lifestyle Questions, and Preferences Result in the Most Successful Student Roommates? Best friends don’t necessarily make the best roommates.  Never fear, we have outlined the primary factors and sample student profile questions that can improve the likelihood of roommate matching success, and impact student resident happiness. Boosting Successful…

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