Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Art and Design
Residence halls have a large impact on college students' experiences. Residence hall design can help foster higher GPAs, encourage more involvement on campus, and create a stronger sense of community among students. Colleges and universities should consider these factors when designing and constructing new residence halls or renovating existing halls. Different residence hall design styles can foster different results in the above mentioned categories. This study compares transitional style residence halls to suite-style residence halls. The purpose of this study was to gather results from surveying upperclassmen living in both types of residence halls to determine if one design style fostered higher GPAs, involvement on campus, and a sense of community.
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Rutledge, Katrina, "The Influence of Residence Hall Design on College Students' Grade Point Averages, On-Campus Involvement, and Sense of Community" (2012). Honors Theses. 60.