The University has long preached bringing freshmen together. Next year, the housing department will work to do that in the most literal of ways.
The Department of Housing and Residential Education recently rolled out its 2013-14 plan with the foremost goal of encouraging freshmen to live in the same communities by providing extra resources, among other changes.
“It’s basically experimenting with first-year students and helping them get better connected up front with the resources and opportunities on the Carolina campus to make students successful,” said the department’s director, Larry Hicks.
- Assigning freshmen students to Koury Residence Hall
- The following housing changes will be implemented in 2013-2014
- Converting Parker Residence Hall to co-ed and Hardin Residence Hall to all-female
The department expanded partnerships with nine offices and departments to bring resources directly to students living on South Campus.
These opportunities include academic advising sessions and the office of undergraduate education scheduling classes in residence halls, said Residence Hall Association President Heather Robertson.