Marietta, Georgia, September 21, 2020 – Life University (LIFE) is proud to announce that it has taken over direct management of its on-campus residence halls, assuming control from a third-party property management company. Through this change, LIFE is emphasizing its commitment to, and investment in, the student experience for those living on campus.

“I believe in providing a holistic educational experience for our students, and that includes providing a quality on-campus housing experience,” said Dr. Janna Bredeson, Life University Dean of Students.

The Division of Housing and Residence Life at Life University seeks to create a safe environment where residents feel at home in a community of students and are able to build a solid foundation for academics. By living in our residential areas, LIFE hopes this experience will allow residents to build a stronger community among peers, find opportunities to be campus and community leaders, and accomplish their personal and professional goals while at the University.

Housing and Residence Life understands that the residential learning experience and environment is an important vessel for student learning and retention. “It’s important that students have a supportive atmosphere as they navigate a brand-new chapter of their lives,” explained Dr. Bredeson.

The Commons at Life University is designed for first-year students. It is designed with LIFE’s newest, and youngest, students in mind. Encouraging community integration and social collaboration, The Commons is a physical example of a living, learning community. The four-story building has a 360-resident capacity and is also home to the Lyceum Dining Hall.

Designated for upper-division students, the LIFE Village Retreat (LVR) offers fully furnished studios and two-bedroom apartments, which are conveniently equipped with full kitchens and a variety of other amenities. LVR offers upper-division students an independent style of living while maintaining the campus atmosphere. Located on the northeast section of campus overlooking the tranquil Lyceum Park, LIFE Village Retreat is the first stick-built college dormitory to achieve gold-level certification from LEED and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its Doctor of Chiropractic program, the largest single-campus chiropractic program in the world. LIFE also offers 15 undergraduate degrees as well as a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway. Three graduate degrees are available, encompassing areas of sport health science, clinical nutrition and positive psychology. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education.

LIFE’s campus in Marietta, Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta, is home to more than 2,700 undergraduate, graduate and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 45 countries. The 110-site features more than five miles of walking trails.  LIFE’s athletic teams, the Running Eagles, compete in the Mid-South Conference (NAIA) and students participate in more than 70 campus organizations and clubs.

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