Residence Life is all about you and what is happening in your residence hall! Sparks Hall and Lawson Court Apartments are great places to live and experience college life.
As a residential campus, committed to the education of the whole person, the residential experience is considered an integral part of a student's education. Research over the past 50 years shows that students who belong to a campus residential community have a more productive and more satisfying college experience than those who live off campus. Students who live on-campus are more likely to:
- Take full advantage of campus resources
- Be more involved in campus activities and educational programs
- Take more credits per semester
- Achieve greater academic success
- Persist to graduate at a higher rate
- Be more satisfied with their overall university experience
In order to provide the best opportunity for success of its students, it is the policy of USAO to require all full-time, first-year students to live on campus.
Sparks offers comfortable living with convenience! Located next to the Student Center which houses the bookstore, Drover's Den, Cafeteria, Dusty's and C-Store, Sparks is at the center of campus life!
Student Life Coordinator/Sparks Hall
Enjoy the independence of apartment living and the convenience of living on campus. Completed in 2002, Lawson Court houses 300 students in a three-building, three-story complex with the Lawson Clubhouse at its center.
Residence Life Director/Lawson Court