Students who have successfully completed one year in the EXCEL Partnership commuter program may be eligible to apply for the EXCEL Residence Life Program. Residence Life students enroll in additional courses, take part in internships and are fully immersed in BSU’s college life, while still receiving support from their partnering district. Students have the opportunity to become more involved in campus clubs, activities, events and organizations.
EXCEL students living on campus are able to work on their independent living skills in a natural, safe environment. Students are supported by Residence Life Peer Mentors every evening who provide natural supports as needed (i.e. attending campus events, trying out new clubs, providing academic support, running independent living skills programs, etc.) In addition, students are
supported by the EXCEL Residence Life Coordinator, an EXCEL Resident Assistant, and BSU’s Area Coordinator/Resident Director.
*Eligible students must meet a separate set of criteria, including but not limited to: the ability to function independently, recognize/react to emergency situations and display strong self-advocacy skills.