About Residence Life
Living on Campus
The Residence Life staff makes every effort to ensure harmonious and enjoyable living conditions conducive to study and comfort within the residence halls. Anderson University housing includes various single sex residence halls as well as apartment style buildings. These residence halls may be viewed in more detail by visiting the Residence Halls page. Room assignments are made by the Residence Life Office during the months of June and December for Fall and Spring semesters respectively. Students who wish to live in a residence hall must maintain an academic load of 12 semester hours.
Residence halls are staffed by full-time professional staff members (Residence Directors) and upperclassmen student leaders (Resident Advisors). Residence Directors provide overall supervision of particular residence halls and resident advisor staffs on campus. The resident advisors are available to help guide and support peers in developing community through relationships and promoting academic success. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the resident advisors as a strong resource.
Believing that students benefit in personal growth and educational opportunity from residential living, Anderson University requires all freshmen and sophomore students to live in campus housing. Students who desire to live off campus prior to their junior year must meet set criteria. (A full description of these criteria is located in the Student Development Guide) Students wishing to appeal the residency policy must complete the appeals process through the Residence Life Office.
Anderson's location just off Interstate 85, midway between Atlanta and Charlotte, and about 30 minutes from Greenville (one of South Carolina's largest cities) gives students great weekend "road trip" options. The state capital, Columbia, is a two-hour drive and the South Carolina beaches are four hours away.
Do You Commute?
All Anderson University students, whether resident or commuters, should expect to find a supportive campus environment with unlimited opportunities for learning, growing, and enjoying life. All students are encouraged to take an active part in the life of the college community, to join campus social and academic organizations, to participate in intramural sports, and to enjoy the various musical, theatrical, and cultural events hosted at Anderson University.