Welcome to Housing and Residence Life
On behalf of all the staff in the Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) at Valdosta State University (VSU), welcome to your home away from home. I want you to know that we are excited you will be residing on campus with us as you start or continue your journey at VSU. The Housing and Residence Life staff is committed to providing you with the tools you need to be successful and grow while you are here.
Living on campus, you will find that we provide facilities, programs, and services that will assist you in achieving your academic and personal goals. Studies have shown that students who live on campus have a higher GPA than those that do not, are more involved on campus, and graduate at a higher rate. VSU and HRL welcome students, families, and guests from all over the United States, different backgrounds, personal circumstances, and experiences. We know that these differences help us cultivate a stronger community where all students can feel like they truly belong.
I would encourage you to take advantage of the time that you have on campus. To this day, I still keep in contact with some of my best friends who I met 20 years ago on my floor. Get involved, meet fellow students in your hall, play an active role in what you want out of your time with us. Once again, congratulations on your decision to attend VSU, live in our residence halls, and welcome home.
Dr. Zduy Chu
Director, Housing and Residence Life