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We are excited to announce the launch of our Freshman Interest Group (FIG) program for Fall of 2020. FIGs are small groups of incoming freshman students who share similar academic major interests and who live together in an assigned wing of the Residence Hall and take up to 3 of the same classes together.
This Fall, we will launch one FIG, in the area of Social Sciences. Students in the Social Sciences FIG will live in the Residence Hall 2nd Floor C Wing, and will take three classes together. The Social Sciences FIG will have a designated Resident Assistant (RA), as well as a designated FIG Faculty Mentor.
With the FIG Program, not only can you take classes with friends who live near you in the residence hall, but research has shown that students who participate in these course options are more successful in school. Other studies have tied living and learning communities to higher college graduation rates, greater connections with their peers and higher levels of satisfaction with their college experience.
Note: The Freshman Interest Group (FIG) Program is full for Fall 2020. We look forward to potentially launching additional FIGs next year for Fall 2021!
Whether you’re looking for a traditional residence hall experience or the independence of apartment living, we have an affordable housing option for you!
We are so excited that you are considering attending Casper College and joining our amazing campus community. We are committed to helping you find the living option that best meets your unique needs. If you have any questions that are not answered via this website, please feel free to call the Student Life Office Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 307-268-2394. We also would be happy to give you a tour of our housing facilities. Feel free to call us to schedule a tour! For information on campus tours (which usually include a tour of the Residence Hall), visit here.
The Residence Hall is a great option for students seeking the traditional live-on college experience. Residence Hall rooms are suite-style, meaning each room has its own private bathroom!
Wheeler Terrace features two-bedroom apartments, with one student in each bedroom. Wheeler is open to sophomore students and above.
The Thorson Apartments are one-bedroom, fully furnished units that are available to sophomore students and above. Students residing in Thorson may have a significant other live with them.
Reasons To Live On Campus
Sleep more, drive less. When you live on campus you are walking distance from each and every one of your classes, as well as the Tobin Dining Hall, the library, labs, the T-bird Nest, and all the other campus facilities.
Our Residence Hall is a secure building has controlled access so you can relax as you move away from home knowing it is safe. We also have 24 hour security personnel patrolling our campus 24/7 that are available to you with one phone call!
Do you like community bathrooms? Neither do we! Each room in the residence hall has a personal bathroom that you can use without waiting in line! The Residence Hall also has a variety of study and recreational rooms where you can do some homework or relax after an exam.
Live in a Community
Living on campus helps build a community with you and those around you. It gives you more chances to make friends and find a good support system. You don’t have to feel like you are living alone when your friends are live right down the hall!
Living on campus allows you to know what is going on, and be a part of it. When you live on campus you have many opportunities to join in on fun activities the make college memorable. These include campus-wide activities hosted by our Activities Coordinator, activities within the residence hall hosted by your Resident Assistants, and athletic events on campus.
Living off campus seems like it could be a cost saving option. However, when you consider ALL the costs (furniture, rent, water, power, gas, cable service, trash, internet service, commuting to campus, etc.) living in Casper can be quite expensive. When you live on campus you don’t have to worry about monthly bills or extra expenses. Plus, you have a meal plan right at your fingertips so you never have to wonder about what to cook! The cafeteria has many options to choose from and is available breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you don’t have to worry about going shopping.
Living on campus offers each student the emotional, spiritual, social and academic support to succeed as a student. A member of the Student Life staff is available 24 hours a day and every individual hall is staffed with a trained student leader who is there to show personal support to the students.
The experts agree! Research of college students across the nation indicates that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn higher grade point averages, and are more likely to graduate. Living on campus means you can manage your time better as you don’t have to commute since you are close to your study areas, classrooms, tutors, and your bed!