Bowman research points to importance of close campus relationships in academic success

four roommates talk in a dorm

Photo by Matt Jansen.
From left to right, Elizabeth Macy, Alison Shoppa, Ellie Ferency, and Kasey McMurrin get to know one another in their Mayflower Hall living quarters. At residence halls across the University of Iowa campus, roommates are meeting for the first time. Although many communicated via social media before they arrived, the first face-to-face meeting can still be nerve-wracking.

August 23, 2017

Close campus friendships, including those between roommates, are important to academic success and graduation, says UI College of Education professor Nicholas A. Bowman.

Read the full article about getting to know residence hall roommates in Iowa Now.

Source: Iowa Now