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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“Know Before You Owe”


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has developed a one page guide called a “shopping sheet” to help parents and students […]

What We’re Reading – The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking


I’m reading a great new book by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird, entitled “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.” […]

The Fiscal Times -10 Public Colleges with Insanely Luxurious Dorms


Steve Yoder underscores the importance of quality residential facilities in the recruitment of students in this article. Be sure to […]

Inside Higher Ed – How Colleges Can Best Connect With Prospective Students


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

Join the Conversation Podcast Episode 3 – Interview with Dr. Carol Cartwright


In this episode, we interview Dr. Carol Cartwright.  Dr. Cartwright is the former president of Kent State University and Bowling […]

“So much to do, and so much fun doing it” – Celebrating Move-In 2012 at FAU


Move-in is a lot of work, but it really is a special time.  The Florida Atlantic University media relations department allowed […]

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.  […]