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Housing & Residence Life: Director Welcome

Welcome to Housing and Residence Life at Armstrong State University! As the Director, I would like to say hello and that we are happy you are either joining us for the first time or returning to live with us for the 2016-2017 academic year!

Our talented professional and student staff are here to serve you and create an atmosphere in which you will experience a safe living environment that promotes holistic learning and personal growth. Through our programs and services, we will challenge students to be engaged, community-minded and academically successful. We hope to provide residents with the support and resources to promote successful transitions throughout their collegiate experiences.

Living on campus is more than just having a room and space on campus. We also hope that you will get involved with Residence Life, Campus Life, and get engaged within the Armstrong Community. We hope that you will take chances and step out of your comfort zone to meet the people around you and have interpersonal interactions and develop friendships along the way.

Living at Armstrong also provides opportunities for interpersonal interactions with faculty and staff members, access to campus resources, sporting events, campus programs, and many exciting educational opportunities! Above all else, it puts you in the center of the action at Armstrong and provides a connection to the campus community, as well as the wonderful City of Savannah!

You will notice a lot of new and exciting changes in Housing this year, both physical and programmatic. Some renovations have occurred over the summer in the Compass Point area, consisting of new tile in many of the units, as well as repainting in many of the areas, including the Compass Point Clubhouse. Programmatically, we will introduce a Student Engagement Model this fall. Our Resident Assistant staff individually and together will work with your communities to create an atmosphere of involvement on campus. They will also be doing programs centered on important Life Skills topics that you will find useful in your college years and beyond. RAs will also be reaching out and want to get to know you personally to help you with anything you may need regarding any questions, transition issues, and to ensure you are on the right path to be academically successful. We want you to know that your RA is an important resource for you in terms of helping you get involved, be successful, and point you in the right direction regarding campus resources.

Again, welcome to campus living at Armstrong! We hope you are as excited as we are for the year ahead.


Nick Shrader
Director of Housing and Residence Life


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