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November 13, 2017

The Five Best Things about Residence Life

I was really excited to see what God had in store for me as I started my college experience. Moving into my freshman residence hall was completely new for me, and I didn’t know what to expect. As my freshman year unfolded, I found residence life to be a lot of fun, and I have many good memories of my time at Memorial Hall. Here are the five best things about residence life at Geneva College.

  1. Meeting new people

Being in a new place can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know anyone there. Living in the residence halls makes it easy to make friends and get to know a whole new group of people with different talents, experiences and interests.

  1. Ping-Pong Tournaments

This was very popular in my residence hall my freshman year. Getting together with the people who live in the same building as you to compete in a ping-pong tournament is always fun. It is also a good way to give your mind a break from studying if you feel burned out.

  1. All the other events and fun that is always going on

It’s not just the ping-pong tournaments that make residence life so much fun. Madden football tournaments, Guitar Hero tournaments, March Madness Bracket competitions, hallway hockey, movie nights, lounge parties, and (my favorite) watching NFL football games with fellow fans on Sunday. These activities only scratch the surface of the many fun events that are a part of life in the residence hall.

  1. Proximity

The residence halls are right in the middle of campus, which means you won’t have to walk far to get to classes, dining hall or anywhere on campus. Yes, the campus is compact, and no matter where you live on campus, you don’t have to walk too far to get to your destination. However, on those cold, winter days when the temperature drops into the teens, it is certainly advantageous to be as close as possible.

  1. Everyone is in this together

Over the course of a school year, there will definitely be times where various struggles arise. Be it academics, athletics, homesickness or a personal struggle, chances are someone else is in a similar situation. In times like these, it is good to have those people just steps away so you can support one another.

The residence halls are a great place to meet people and make friends that last a lifetime, especially at my school, Geneva College. I can see why residence life is such an important part of the Geneva mission. If you are interested in a getting a first-rate education in a close-knit, Christian community, contact Admissions for more information about Geneva College, 800.847.8255 or

- Andrew Domencic ‘19