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Five advantages to learning and living on campus at UHCL

Written by: Cynthia Anaya

When it comes to attending a university, there are a lot of options about where to live, but not all options offer the same benefits. University of Houston-Clear Lake is proud to offer a housing option that can give you a meaningful, beneficial living experience that can provide an invaluable complement to your academic experience. Here are five reasons to consider living at Hunter Residence Hall:

You’ll be within walking or biking distance from all your classes.

Hunter Hall is located in the northern area of the UHCL campus, a short walk from the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center and STEM and Classroom Building. Regardless of where you’re going on campus, every building is less than a mile away. South of Hunter Hall is the Student Services and Classroom Building. The Bayou Building is about half a mile from Hunter Hall, which you can access in about 10 minutes on foot or about 3 minutes on bike. The Delta and Arbor buildings sit on the opposite end of campus. If you’re not in a rush, you can get to them from Hunter Hall in about 20 minutes on foot or 4 minutes on bike.

You can enjoy summer parties and other social events.

There’s certainly no shortage of social opportunities at Hunter Hall. As a resident, you’ll enjoy summer parties, shared mealtimes, back yard events, and more! And since you’ll be living so close to the Recreation and Wellness Center, which hosts various events throughout the year, you’ll be just a hop, skip, and jump away from the action there, too. And if you're the kind who likes to be outdoors, you can run, walk, or bike the extensive nature trails that wind through the university's 524-acre campus, which is also a wildlife and nature preserve. 

You can make lasting friendships

With so many occasions to meet other residents, it’s hard to not make a friend. In fact, some tenants claim they met most of their closest friends at Hunter Residence Hall. Many students do certain things at the same place and time every day – cook, study, and obviously, go to class. If you’re one of them, it’s likely you’ll see the same faces, over and over again. Whether it’s in the kitchen during meal time, in the laundry room, or in the lounge area, there are plenty of chances to meet someone new.

You can enjoy all-inclusive living

Who doesn’t like “all-inclusive,” right? As a resident of Hunter Hall, you won’t have to worry about replacing light bulbs when they burn out, getting your utilities set up, or even remembering to pay your rent every month. That’s because your semester payment through your student account covers electricity, water, sewer and garbage, cable TV in the lounges, laundry, and high-speed internet (wireless and wired). Plus, you’ll a maintenance staff on-site to keep things running at optimal levels.

You can receive a renewable housing scholarship

The renewable Hunter Hall Housing Scholarship is available for new and continuing undergraduate or graduate students in the amount of $2,000 total (half for the fall semester and half for the spring semester). The scholarship covers on-campus housing in the traditional double rooms. To apply or learn more, visit the Hunter Hall Housing Scholarship webpage.