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!



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 […]

Economic Mobility

A study on Economic Mobility released by the Pew Charitable Trusts, reports that the majority (84%) of American adults continue […]

Interesting Data Concerning College Students and Handheld Devices

You live on a different planet if you do not know how addictive digital devices have become, particularly with early […]

From Seth Godin’s Blog: Usually, a lot is insufficient

Interesting Seth Godin blog on exceeding expectations. Click Here  I particularly like this: “Marketing isn’t merely bragging. Marketing creates a culture, […]

ACE Fellows Program

Not long ago I had the good fortune to participate in the Closing Retreat of the ACE Fellows Program. If you […]

How I selected my summer housing internship

For aspiring housing professionals, the prospect of choosing a summer internship can be a bit daunting. With hundreds of schools […]