Welcome to the COCM Student Housing Matters Blog!
It's about matters relating to on-campus student housing, as well as why quality on-campus student housing really matters. We want this blog to serve as a forum for sharing ideas and insights about how your on-campus student housing can do things beyond simply housing students. How it can be used as a more powerful tool to recruit and retain students on your campus. We look forward to your participation!

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Raising the Pell Grant’s Profile (from the Chronicle of Higher Education)


What an incredible idea to provide the aid recipient with information about the source of their Pell Grant and what […]

The ACE Fellows Program – Focusing On Facilities in Student Attainment


As Doug Brown noted in a post on this blog earlier this summer, student facilities play a major role in […]

The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm


If you have a day when you wonder if working in Higher Education or supporting students has value, read this […]

“Join the Conversation” – Interview with Dr. Ronald Ambrosetti


In this episode, we interview Dr. Ronald Ambrosetti, president of Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, Louisiana.  […]

Connecting with Prospective Students


Just in case you missed the essay written by Catherine Sloan for Inside Higher Ed, I am providing the link.  […]

Inside MassArt’s New Residence Hall


Interesting elements in the new residence hall at MassArt. Great example of an institution that is “getting it right” in […]

Student Housing through an International and Technological Lens


In student housing, many things clamor for our attention day in and day out. Sometimes it is something small, while […]

“Join the Conversation” – Interview with Dr. Joseph Bertolino


In the first episode of Join the Conversation we interview Dr. Joseph Bertolino, president of Lyndon State College. To subscribe […]

Are Student Residents Customers?


I recently read an article published by the non-profit Center for American Progress and it really got me thinking. I’ve […]

Reflections on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits


When I read in the newspaper of the passing of Stephen Covey at the age of 79 from injuries sustained […]