Penn State Beaver sophomore Devante Philips

"Everything is here."

For sophomore Devante Phillips living on campus makes his college experience more enjoyable. “You have time for fun, for socializing, and to focus on academics,” he says.

When Maryland-native Devante Phillips embarked on his collegiate career at Penn State Beaver, he discovered how simple and enjoyable being an on-campus resident made his undergraduate experience. “You have time for fun, for socializing, and to focus on academics,” says Devante. “You have easy access to your professors, as well as classmates who can help you in your studies.”

Devante, a sophomore majoring biology and a pre-med student, says he enjoys the benefit of being close campus resources. “Everything is here,” says Devante. “You have a better relationship with everyone on campus, which benefits you academically and socially. I can go to the library anytime I want to study by myself or with friends.”

Devante also loves that he has the opportunity to develop close relationships with his peers outside of class by living on campus. “We’ll play football, and sometimes at night we’ll play a game called Release—it’s like tag.” Living on campus allows Devante and his peers to easily foster relationships benefiting them both socially and academically.