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Residence Life & Housing

Experience intentional, Christ-centered living.

You'll be supported in your academic life and encouraged to grow as an individual and in relation with others.

The time you spend in our residential community is one of the great distinctives of a Houghton education. You'll find a safe and intentional environment with programming designed to help you grow as a whole person. Be encouraged to achieve academically, develop meaningful relationships, care for one another and grow in independence.

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Caring For One Another

Resident Assistants Build a Better Community

At Houghton University, there is a Resident Assistant (RA) for each floor or area in the residences. RAs are upper-class students and are pivotal in helping to create intentional, Christ-centered living and learning environments. They ensure your experience living on campus is positive, safe, fun and life-changing.

RAs build community by:

  • putting on building events like dinners, birthday parties, or capture the flag on the quad
  • upholding Student Life policies and ensuring the safety of our residences
  • mediating roommate conflicts
  • planning programs that encourage growth, development and learning
  • reporting maintenance needs.
  • providing a listening ear or helping students find support through campus resources

82% of Students Live on Campus

As a Houghton resident you'll experience...

Christ-Centered Community

An environment where faith and integrity are explored and lived out in relationships.

Personal Growth

Learn, grow and experience positive change and independence in the community of others

Best Practices

Experience the support of innovative full-time professional Residence Life staff that are versed in current best practices


Care and attention given to each facility, resource and responsibility


Be connected with cross campus resources, integrative learning experiences, and useful programming

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