Three Ways to Impact the Quality of Student Housing

How students live while at college has a huge impact on the school they attend. Campuses with quality student housing options can expect to have higher interest. Here are a few ways to positively impact students with available housing. Unit Options Many new students may never have had to share living space before. They likely … Continue reading “Three Ways to Impact the Quality of Student Housing”

                    

How students live while at college has a huge impact on the school they attend. Campuses with quality student housing options can expect to have higher interest. Here are a few ways to positively impact students with available housing.

Unit Options

Many new students may never have had to share living space before. They likely grew up with their own bedroom and bathroom. Parents may want to have their child living in similar arrangements while at college. Others may opt to have a more inclusive living style to acclimate their child to a new environment. Including multiple unit options in the educational construction design can help your housing appeal to more students. These units may have single bathrooms, suites of rooms sharing a bathroom or communal bathrooms for a floor of rooms. Units may be single or shared. Some housing options may look more like mini apartments complete with kitchens and living areas.

Transportation Availability

Getting around a new city or town is crucial for any student. If the school is in a large urban area, access to public transportation is high on the list of priorities. Many students may not have a vehicle of their own to drive to off-campus events including simply eating out with friends. Many campuses partner with the local city bus system to offer their students access to easy transportation.

Sustainable Living

The environmental movement has made huge strides in recent years. College students are often at the forefront of trying to be sustainable. They tend to recycle and seek eco-friendly products as much as necessary. Using green building design can help the facility lower its impact on the environment and reach new students interested in sustainable living. Using energy-efficient lighting and HVAC can also lower utility bills while reducing carbon emissions. Low-flow shower heads and toilets can save gallons of water and result in lower water bills.