Residence Life

Residence Life helps make UPIKE your home away from home. Living and learning happen day and night—much of it in and around our residential housing communities. Our Residence Life staff guides and supports you and provides an on-campus living experience that is comfortable, happy and healthy. Our residential environments are within a short walk of our academic buildings and feature common areas to build community. Want to live with students who share your interests? Apply for our Honors Community or Affinity Housing. There’s a range of options on campus so that you can find the right fit.

First-Year Experience

Transitioning to college life is different for every student. At UPIKE, we provide specific resources to support students and families in this new chapter, especially during the first year of college.


Get Involved at UPIKE

Getting involved is easy at UPIKE; there’s always something happening on campus. Join one of the many clubs and organizations, or cheer on the Bears with free admission to all UPIKE home sporting events. Student Activities serves as an outlet for every student to get connected. We’re committed to providing student-centered activities, educational experiences, and leadership development programs and services. UPIKE also offers intramural sports throughout the academic year. Whether you like playing football, frisbee, basketball or volleyball – we’ve got you covered!


Successful Students

We are here to help you succeed. Whether you need need help with time management or studying skills, UPIKE has resources to support all students, many are available at no cost. We support you as a whole person, from emotional well-being to academic assistance.

Student Affairs & Success

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During your time on campus, you'll quickly discover that UPIKE is a family. Campus life is full of opportunities to connect with others and make the most of your college experience.