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What’s the Deal with Cogswell Housing?

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Cogswell College’s housing program is a little non-traditional since we house our students in off-campus apartments instead of dormitories. This gives students a housing experience that prepares them to live on their own in the future. At the same time, each of our apartment complexes has a Resident Assistant (RA) that lives on site so we don’t sacrifice the community building and social development that is so important in college housing. Our RAs are upper-classmen who have lived in student housing before and are there to help show newer students the ropes.

The RAs also organize a ton of events for housing students; everything from bowling or miniature golf to trips to parks, zoos and other attractions, game nights, movie nights or even a simple pot luck dinner or bbq at a resident’s apartment.  While our housing is primarily for first year students, we do have a small group of returning students who request to remain in housing each year.

Kensington Place

Kensington Place

Our apartment complexes Kensington Place and Avalon Parkside are located 1.2 and 3 miles from campus respectively, so they’re very convenient for students from out of town who may not know the area.  There’s also a bus line that runs past both complexes and within a few blocks of school, so students without a car can still get to and from class with ease.

Avalon Parkside

Avalon Parkside

If you think you might be interested in student housing, check us out on the Cogswell website or email me your questions at rchaitin@cogswell.edu.  Hope to see you at Cogswell soon!

“Student housing is a fast track to making new friends and getting involved in the Cogswell community.”  - Andrew Severns, Resident Assistant ‘09/’10

- Rob Chaitin, Coordinator of Student Life

Our housing program is a little non-traditional since we house our students in off-campus apartments instead of dormitories.  This gives students a housing experience that prepares them to live on their own in the future.  At the same time, each of our apartment complexes has a Resident Assistant (RA) that lives on site so we don’t sacrifice the community building and social development that is so important in college housing.  Our RAs are upper-classmen who have lived in student housing before and are there to help show newer students the ropes.