New SPU Living Experience changes residence hall life

SPU INTRODUCED a new residence hall plan this fall. First-year students will live together in one of three residence halls — Arnett, Ashton, or Moyer — where hall events, small groups, individualized mentoring, and on-site support services focus on transitioning to college life, developing academic skills, and building community.

Second-year residential students live in Emerson and Hill halls, where they can explore vocation and calling, connect with job experiences, and develop leadership skills.

“The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” — Albert Einstein

The new SPU Living Experience, which integrates support services with residence hall life, is the combined efforts of SPU’s offices of Student Life and Residence Life, University Ministries, Center for Learning, and Center for Career and Calling.

In their third and fourth years, students often transition to campus apartments or houses, or live off campus. The SPU Living Experience supports them as they continue to develop as leaders and prepare for life after college.

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