Error in element (see logs)

About Us

Student Living & Community Programs

Our Vision

Student Living strives to be a leader in developing a premier residential college environment marked by active student engagement in learning and leadership opportunities, attractive price, and quality service. We seek collaborative partnerships with students, faculty and staff, and in our community to engage students in integrated learning and development. Our programs are designed to increase students' capacities and aspirations to achieve intellectual, social, and personal growth thereby providing them a comparative advantage among college graduates. Our students are purposefully engaged in their out of class educational opportunities, initiate a number of the learning experiences that enrich the intellectual life of the campus, and promote a campus environment supportive of learning. 

Our Mission 

Student Living is a self-supporting program that exists as an integral part of the educational program and academic support services of Mansfield University. Living accommodations and support service enhance the university mission for student retention, academic excellence, and community involvement.

Based on the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International Standards the campus life and housing program strives to:

  • Provide reasonably priced residential facilities and services that are safe, clean, attractive, well maintained, and comfortable.

  • Provide a living-learning environment and related programs that address educational, life safety, leadership, diversity, and student development.

  • Provide management services that ensure the efficient and effective administration of all aspects of the program

  • Provide opportunities for students to realize their full potential as individuals, members, of the residential community, members of the university, and in society as a whole.

This is accomplished by organizing activities that address individual needs and interests developing policies and procedures, administering residence hall disciplinary procedures, advocating for students, and the training and supervision of residence hall staff.

Student Living & Community Programs is responsible for:

  • Hiring staff
  • Supporting physical improvements in the halls
  • Providing assistance with hall programming
  • Handling discipline
  • Counseling students
  • Coordinating maintenance
  • Everything connected with on-campus living

The Housing Operation is an integral part of Student Living that oversees room assignments, changes, and custodial services.

Student Living & Community Programs welcomes suggestions and takes your complaints (and compliments) seriously, so speak up!



Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Housing Applications will open on October 1, 2018. New students and current students not living on campus but wishing to move back on for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 can find information on applying at Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Housing Selection for New Students

Returning students can apply for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Housing Selection or housing exemption by following the steps found at Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Housing Selection for Returning Students.

You can preview the housing and dining agreement at the link below.