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!



COCM Student Housing Professional – Shelby Riddle

Earlier this month, COCM’s Merchant Card Services Coordinator, Shelby Riddle, was invited by Regions Bank to participate in a panel […]

Making the Most of a Summer Internship

As summer begins, so do thousands of internships across the country. Students who are eager and committed to gaining experience […]

“Can the middle class afford college?”

Jeff Selingo’s recent article in the Washington Post entitled “Can the middle class afford college?” brought to light, very sobering and disheartening […]

COCM Student Housing Professional – LaToya Eff: Cultivating Women Leaders in Higher Education

LaToya Eff, highlighted this month in The Galliance, is an Assistant Director of Operations for COCM. COCM is proud of her […]

Podcast | Getting Out of Debt and Staying Out

One of the biggest topics in higher education these days is student debt. And Timothy Evans has an incredible back-story that […]

“Skipping the College Tour”

A recent article in the New York Times advises families to “Skip the College Tour.”  Many students and their families […]

Campus Corner Apartments and Green River Community College – Creating a Path for Success for International Students

This article in U.S. News and World Report is a wonderful highlight of the efforts made by COCM’s client partner, Green […]

Podcast | How I Got Into Student Housing – Jeff Kirkpatrick

In the continuation of this “How I Got Into Student Housing” series, COCM’s Jeff Kirkpatrick shares his story of how […]

Student Housing Professionals Come Together

Each year, COCM holds an Annual Meeting, bringing together employees from around the country to the COCM home office in […]

7 Things College Students Should Know About Credit

This is a great article from MINT for helping students understand the implications of some of their decisions concerning credit […]