Residential Report Tarleton State University Core Values Integrity, Leadership, Tradition, Civility, Excellence, Service on campus beginning February 4, 2014. FA LL Re-apply to live 20 13 - S P RI N G 2 014 Available Spaces for Returning Students Assignments made by Residential Living & Learning—First Come, First Serve INSIDE THIS ISSUE: January Calendar 2 Reapplication 2 Timeline GPA and Off Campus 2 Application 3 Date Matters How to Get the Room You Want 3 On Campus Benefits 4 As Tarleton’s incoming class continues to grow, Residential Living & Learning continues to adjust hall assignments to accommodate our returning student’s second year residential requirement. Students who graduated from high school in Spring 2013 will live on campus again for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 academic year. Residential Living & Learning offers a wide variety of space options to meet returning student needs. Our Fall 2014Spring 2015 spaces will range from double or triple occupancy rooms in Traditions with a meal plan to efficiency apartments in Bosque Crossing. Returning students will also continue to have the low cost option of a Residential Living & Learning is aware that some students have taken advantage of advertised lease specials with the intent to reside off campus. Students with a residential requirement will not be released from their second year residential requirement to accommodate off campus leases. Students will not know if they have been released from their second year requirement for their overall, cumulative GPA until the beginning of June 2014. To avoid the cost of dual leases, we recommend seeking a release from any current agreements off campus. shared bedroom type in Bosque Crossing among other Bosque Crossing apartment types. We are also continuing our partnership with the Grove and Oak Tree Apartments while continuing to evaluate additional apartment needs. Based on space availability, Residential Living & Learning will assign returning students to the following facilities for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 academic year. Additional apartment facilities might be used to accommodate returning students based on enrollment trends. Students Succeed On Campus Tarleton State University implemented a two year residential requirement in order to increase student success. Research shows that students who live on campus have higher satisfaction with their educational experience, perform better academically and persist with their education. We have started to see positive results as our first and second year students become immersed in a residential experience that enhances their development. Persistence and retention rates are on the rise for residential students and data shows that living off campus is a more expensive option.