Shenandoah University's housing facilities are very lively places to live. Students live in dorms with all new people and soon become friends. The dorms are all cleaned before and after new students arrive or leave. Some dorms are smaller than others on campus, but there are ways to rearrange the rooms to make them seem bigger; for example, bunking beds is a popular technique. The most spacious freshman dorm on campus would be Parker Hall, while the cleanest residence hall for freshmen would be Racey Hall because it is the most recently updated.
In terms of campus proximity, all dorms are located in the middle of campus. They all surround dining areas and buildings where students go to classes. In other words, where a student lives is convenient for getting to classes on time every day. The social environment is just as perfect for students who get homesick. When living in a quad or suite and sharing bathrooms with people, a person becomes very acquainted. Dorm life is the best way to interact and make new friends because a new student will see the same people every day. People in dorms occasionally get together and participate in on- and off-campus activities, like movie nights in dorm rooms or bowling.