Northwest Nazarene University is a residential campus with over 70% of the eligible student population living in campus housing. The goal of the University is to enhance the educational experience of each student through campus community involvement and development.
In order to integrate this commitment, professionals work in each residence hall. These key individuals include the Resident Director (RD), who, along with Resident Assistants (RAs) work directly with the students. The staff makes every effort to create an environment conducive to the development of the whole person. Students are given opportunities for leadership along with many social, spiritual, educational, cultural, and recreational activities.
Events and activities offered in the residence halls are designed to create a safe place for the students to grow and develop skills that help them transition from home to university life, with each year building on the previous year, ultimately preparing them to be independent and to be productive alumni. Community is built through small groups, seasonal parties, Bible studies, community service, academic sessions, recreational activities, mentoring, accountability, and lots of food and fellowship.
Residential Life has strong partnerships with Academic Advising, the Wellness Center, University Mission and Ministry, the Office of Engagement and Belonging, and the Career Center for those students who need or desire further help or referral during their residential experience.