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Case study: Beacon College (Florida)

Single rooms needed
University Business, December 2017

Focus of institution 

Students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other emotional challenges who prefer living alone because of anxiety, Tourette’s Syndrome and other conditions


Link to main story: College roommate not wanted

351 students in 2017-18

70%—Enrollment growth since 2013

60%—Approximate portion of students, including freshmen, requesting singles

Current residence halls

3 (with 72 single rooms), plus 1 under construction

Latest residence hall

  • Resnick Alpen Plung
  • 23,306 square feet
  • January 2018 expected completion


74 singles within 5-bedroom suites

Avoiding isolation

  • Community kitchens and whole-group activities in residence halls bring students together.
  • Campuswide, small classes break students into groups of 3 or 4 to build teamwork skills.

Matt Zalaznick is senior associate editor.

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