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Message from the Director



Hello newly arrived and returning residents!  We are happy that you have decided to make University Village Apartments or The QUAD Apartments your home for this academic year.  Our staff is prepared to make your life on campus safe, enjoyable, exciting, educational and supportive. 

Living on campus and building a community with your peers can be a challenging but also an extremely rewarding opportunity.  Engaging with students from different backgrounds and life experiences will enrich your own development as a student.  Being on campus will also enhance your academic experience with academic resources a short walk away, regular academically focused programs and peer mentors that can provide you with the support to successfully launch your academic journey.  Research has shown that living on campus will help you achieve higher grades, graduate more quickly and to have a stronger overall academic experience.  And, we are here to help make that happen.

To take full advantage of your on campus experience, please take the time to connect with your Resident Advisor and Residential Peer Mentor, attend programs hosted by residential education staff, and utilize all the amenities located on our properties, like the fitness centers, pools and study rooms.  Consider developing your leadership skills while helping to enrich your community by joining Residence Hall Council.  And, if you are ever feeling overwhelmed, lost or in need of support, please reach out to your Resident Advisor or your Resident Director for support… we are here to help. 

Thank you for choosing to live with us this year.  I hopeful that this academic year will be one to remember.  Welcome!  Go Cougars!


Malik Ismail

Director of Housing and Residential Education