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Residential Education

TCNJ is a primarily undergraduate, residential college that focuses on preparing students to excel in their chosen field and to create, preserve, and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom.  Burgeoning from the institution’s mission, Residential Education provides the context in which students transform information learned in the classroom into the knowledge, arts, and wisdom that define the human experience.

In Residential Education, we reject the dormitory model of residential living, where students merely sleep on campus for the purposes of convenience.  Under this antiquated model, dormitories are ancillary to student development.  Instead, Residential Education replaces convenience with necessity.  We recognize our buildings as residence halls; tenets of intellectual and social development that function as centers for living and learning.

In our residence halls, each of our policies and actions are guided by a residential curriculum that seeks to create and sustain a thoughtful, active, and engaged community of learners.

Through the residential curriculum, we encourage an active model of student learning, where Residential Education partners with Academic Affairs to create an environment for students to live the core beliefs as defined by the College’s mission.  Core believes such as developing students into whole persons; enriching cultural, social, and intellectual life through diversity; preparing students to be successful, ethical, and visionary leaders; and enhancing opportunities through living-learning environments.

Please use the links above to learn more about our residential community, staff, values, policies and guidelines, or to explore our housing options.  Should you have questions about our department that are not answered on this website, you may contact us at 609-771-2301, or housing@tcnj.edu

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