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Housing & Residence Life: Director Welcome

Greetings Pirate Residents,

Welcome to Housing and Residence Life at Armstrong State University! As the Director of Housing and Residence Life I would like to say hello and that we are happy that you will be joining us for the first time or returning to live with us for the 2017-2018 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 your collegiate experience.

Living on campus is more than just having a room and space on campus.  We 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, student recreation and wellness activities, campus programs, and many exciting educational opportunities!  Above all else it puts you in the center of the action at Armstrong and it provides a connection to the campus community as well as the wonderful City of Savannah!

You will notice new and exciting things in Housing this year physically and programmatically.   The University Crossings and University Terrace areas have received new living room seating. Programmatically, we will introduce a Residential Curriculum Programming Model.  We believe students who participate in the residential experience will become engaged citizens and lifelong learners who actively contribute to the betterment of themselves and their communities.  Our specific focus for this curriculum will be for students to:

  1. Commit to self-discovery
  2. Become and engaged citizen
  3. Contribute to inclusive communities
  4. Develop as a lifelong learner

Our live-in staff, including professional and paraprofessional staff, will work with your communities to create an atmosphere of involvement on campus. Our staff 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 Resident Assistants (RA’s) 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