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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New Grad? A few skills that could boost your job search.


If you’ve recently graduated from college or grad school, you may be like tens of thousands of peers in the […]

Podcast | Why Good Communication is Important


Author and fellow podcaster, Lisa B. Marshall joined us to talk about the art of good communication.  Lisa has a […]

Watch Out! Here Comes Gen Z.


  I am always interested in reading about and observing the characteristics of each generation. When they were born, work […]

Podcast | The Importance Of Fire Safety In A Residence Hall


Fire safety advocate, Shawn Simons joins us to to tell his story about the fire in Boland Hall on the […]

Podcast | Helping And Supporting Those Looking To Climb The Higher Education Ladder


Lynn Gangone, Vice President for ACE Leadership at the American Council on Education, joins us to talk about what role […]

How to Fix the Student Debt Crisis?


Acclaimed author Jeff Selingo lays out three changes in this brief LinkedIn article our next president could make that would […]

“How to Create – and Maintain – Healthy Student Life”


As we close out one school year and are deep in preparations for a new one to start in just […]

Podcast | There IS Life After College


Best selling author and award winning columnist, Jeff Selingo joined us to talk about his most recent book, There Is […]

Is Your Institution Winning… at Social Media?


Education Dive recently highlighted institutions who are best leveraging social media in engaging their prospective, current, and former students. “Social […]

Podcast | How I Got Into Student Housing – Melynda Davis


Melynda Davis is COCM’s director at Campus Town at The College of New Jersey.  She joined us for the latest […]