Residence Life and Housing strives to establish an educational living and learning environment for approximately 1500 students that reside in 12 residence halls and an apartment complex to enhance their academic experience. The department is committed to its mission of Building Lasting Communities of Learning and strives to do so by meeting its goals:
- Resident engagement
- Staff experience
- Overall morale
The University is a residential campus and requires students to live on campus for the duration of their undergraduate experience. Studies show an increase in diversity awareness and understanding, student- faculty interactions, and engagement in collaborative learning by students who live on campus in a liberal arts school. Redlands is known for its sense of community and our Resident Assistants play an important role in creating supportive communities for their residents by planning hall activities and programs that any student can take part of. To ensure residents feel safe to be themselves, explore their identities and learn and grow together. As well as help new roommates learn how to communicate with each other, share a living space and respect diversity.