Campus Walk Offers Grad Student-Specific Housing for 2018
Beginning in 2018, University of Mississippi graduate students will have the option of living in Campus Walk Apartments and taking advantage of the conveniences it offers.
“Our potential and current graduate students have expressed interest in living on campus in a community dedicated to students in graduate programs, so we’re excited to offer the Graduate Student Living Group at Campus Walk,” said Jennifer Lea McClure, UM assistant director of student housing for marketing. “Students really enjoy the convenience of having their rent, which includes utilities, basic cable and internet, billed to their bursar accounts.”
Most apartment complexes offer events specifically for their residents, and Campus Walk will be able to tailor some of its programming to suit graduate students’ interests.
“Graduate students, like other students, benefit from living among peers who are participating in the same or similar collegiate experiences,” McClure said. “Also, by having our graduate students together in a community, we can offer events and activities that are of interest to and that specifically benefit those students.”
Of the planned activities, McClure said, “Of course, we will host social events so that our students can get to know their neighbors. There will be activities that are only for the Graduate Student Living Group, but members will also be encouraged to participate in those for the Campus Walk community.”
Applications for the Graduate Student Living Group will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all spaces are filled. There are 50 available spaces, and all apartments are quad occupancy.
“Our department works frequently with faculty from academic programs and staff from student affairs departments to offer our students transformational and purposeful experiences within our residential communities,” McClure said. “In line with our mission, we plan to offer our graduate students secure, supportive and comfortable communities designed to contribute to their personal and academic growth.”
“The Department of Student Housing strives to meet the needs of our students while focusing on fulfilling university academic goals and objectives,” said Lionel Maten, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and director of student housing. “We believe living on campus is an integral part of any college experience, including graduate students. Through our new graduate living community, we firmly believe that we are offering value-added opportunities for our graduate students to work towards their academic and career pursuits.”