Campus Life

Why Live On Campus?

If you are a first-year student under the age of 21 and not living with parents or guardians in the official commute distance, it is recommended that you consider living on campus in our state-of-the-art residence hall. However, after you see what we have to offer, we think you’ll will want to call this your new home away from home. 


At Dalton State, our residential living program at Mashburn Hall is designed to help you get the most out of your college experience. You’ll establish great educational and study habits in addition thriving in social and cultural experiences all within walking distance to class. You’ll truly LiveBoldly in Mashburn Hall.

Convenience to Campus in Mashburn Hall

Convenience to Campus 

There's nothing like taking an early morning class just a few steps away from your home. While living on campus, you'll enjoy a short walk to class in minutes. 

Parking Lot Area at the Campus in Mashburn Hall

Save Gas Money

Fuel for the average college commute isn't cheap. We encourage you to do the math and see how your gas cost would rank up against the costs of living on campus. 

Students in a room with a Group Study Benefits

Group Study Benefits

Our residence hall has a variety of group study common areas to allow you to dive deep academically and thrive in your coursework.

Better Academic Performance

Better Academic Performance

Dalton State students who live on campus retain and graduate at a higher rate than those that choose to commute from an off-campus residence. 

3 Female Students on a campus

Connect with Like Minded Peers

Enjoy a vibrant campus experience as you do life together with your friends and classmates. These will be some of the most significant years of your life.

Dalton State College Campus in Mashburn Hall

Easier Transition to College Life

Making the move from high school to college can be challenging for some. It shouldn't be. We strive to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for our students to succeed in all areas of life.

Dalton State Student expressing her voice

Social and Cultural Experiences

We know the journey of the mind is limited by your life experiences. Living in Mashburn Hall, you'll have a number of opportunities to connect with a diverse group of students from all backgrounds. 

Students performing a customer service friendly environment act

24 Hour Support Staff and Safety

We strive to maintain a customer service friendly environment. We have 24-hour support staff as well as campus police on call through the entirety of the day to help you relax and enjoy your new home.