the Residential experience
The Morehouse Residential College is a commitment between the men of Morehouse and
the Office of Housing & Residential Education to enhance the students'
experience and success. This commitment requires students to live on-campus for three years.
College believes that students who live on-campus are more likely to stay
enrolled, persist towards graduation in a timely manner, and feel connected to the campus community. Research
shows that living on campus has several positive outcomes that help students
developmentally. Empirical research reveals seven areas in which residence
halls have a significant impact on students (Blimling, 2003)
Retention - Students have greater expectations for academic achievement and are
more likely to remain in college.
Co-curricular Involvement - More involved in campus activities. Students learn to work with
others, manage budgets, express their ideas in meetings, negotiate with
others, and follow through with projects.
Personal Growth and Development - Students meet more challenges, mature more quickly and learn to
Interpersonal Relationships - Students build strong friendships and share more experiences. They
interact more, develop more tolerance, and experience more cultural
Faculty Interaction - Students have more contacts with faculty both in the residence
halls and due to closer proximity to faculty offices.
Positive Feelings about Campus Experiences
feel that the campus is more comfortable, more educationally purposeful, more
supportive, and more enjoyable yielding higher overall satisfaction with
their college experience.
Our First-Year Residential Experience aims to ground our students in the tools necessary to not only survive but to thrive here at Morehouse College. Each of our First Year Houses have active opportunities for student leadership, a team of Resident Advisors(RA) and a Residential Academic Mentor (RAM). The RAM provides students with academic coaching and other forms of academic support such as tutoring, study skill acquisition, etc. Every first year House provides an intimate sense of community. Click on one of our Houses below to learn more about the programs and functions of that community.
Our upperclassmen residential experience is geared towards meaningful interactions that increases a students chance at success through educational programming and social engineering. We aim to deliver services that create Morehouse Men with preeminent character. Click on one of our Houses below to learn more about the programs and functions of that community.
Kilgore Residential Commons
Summer Housing is available from May-August. Mays House is the residential space reserved for Morehouse students who are attending summer session or have a documented internship/research experience in the Atlanta area.
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