Residence Life

Patrick Benner

Patrick Benner, director of residence life and undergraduate student housing, works to help students settle into their new home on campus.

He provides the following tips on how to best settle in with a roommate, a first for many.

"Don't be afraid to ask questions. Everyone is in the same boat," says Benner. "Introduce yourself ahead of time to your roommate so you can get to know each other. You can also find out what each of you will bring to your new space. Be sure to take your time getting settled."

Contact Cynthia Price (, associate vice president of media and public relations, to connect with Benner.