Living at E-town
Elizabethtown College is a residential campus. More than 85 percent of our 1,900 students live on campus in residence halls, apartments and student-directed learning communities. Here is a look at some important elements of living at E-town.
Being a part of a community is one of the most important parts of living on campus at Elizabethtown College. Your Resident Assistant (RA) and Area Coordinator plan many different events for you to get to know the other students in your building and on your floor, to help develop a sense of community, and to have fun. We also want to help each student grow as a person through the experiences they have in the residence halls. As a residential student you will be living amongst students from many different backgrounds, regions and countries. Learning occurs both inside and outside of the classroom here at E-town. We plan events that help students grow as individuals and create community.
As you begin to plan for check-in day, think carefully about what you plan to bring and how you will keep yourself organized. It is not necessary to bring everything you will need for the entire year if you are able to visit home on breaks throughout the year. You may reference our “suggested items list” as well as the floor plan for your room in your planning. E-town students definitely personalize their rooms and make them their own. Curtains, posters, funky comforters, and photos really help transform the room into your unique home away from home.
Safety on Campus
Safety and personal accountability are important here at E-town. All residential areas are locked 24 hours a day. We require that all guests register with either Campus Security or an RA. Students are expected to follow the Student Code of Conduct outlined in the Student Handbook. The College maintains yearly Campus Crime Statistics, which are available through Campus Security.
Community Standards Model
We foster a sense of community in the residential areas through the Community Standards Model. Each floor comes together within the first month of the academic year to collaboratively craft the “standards” for their floor which outline how the community would like to handle issues like floor cleanliness or how to approach one another for noise during courtesy hours. When a situation arises that is not in line with the floor’s standards, the students come together to discuss their standards and decide whether they want to change them or reaffirm them. The Community Standards Model helps floor-mates learn to talk to one another and prepare for life after E-town.