Ask the Professors: On-Campus versus Off-Campus Living

by Ryan Cox | Dec 18, 2014 Welcome to North American Van Lines’ first “Ask the…

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by Ryan Cox | Dec 18, 2014

Welcome to North American Van Lines’ first “Ask the Professors” column, where we ask professionals in the education field their thoughts on topics ranging from student moving, campus living, and much more.

This week, we’ll hope to focus on the topic of on-campus living versus off-campus living—what works best for students? Does it depend on your university of choice, or could it even vary based on the needs or personality of each student?

Our round of campus living questions revolved primarily around the following:

  • Have you experienced a difference in learning curve between students who live on campus, compared to those that live off campus? Has this learning curve affected your teaching curriculum or techniques?
  • In your opinion, which option offers higher potential learning benefits to students—living on, or off campus?

Those kind enough to take the time to talk with us this week include Kennesaw State University’s Director of Residence Life, Jeff Cooper, who has also served as an adjunct professor in their University College. 


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit