A review of current university residential settings

Michelle Wing-tung CHENG*, Samuel Kai Wah CHU

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter first gives a brief introduction of the aims of this book, providing a global overview of current residential hall systems. It then looks at the rich tradition and history of university residential halls from an educational perspective. A review of the relevant literature with regard to the university residential setting is also provided to illustrate the importance of university residential halls. The chapter concludes by examining current difficulties and challenges encountered by residential communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolving Landscape of Residential Education : Enhancing Students’ Learning in University Residential Halls
EditorsSamuel Kai Wah CHU, Kevin Kin Man YUE, Christina Wai-Mui YU, Elaine Suk Ching LIU, Chun Chau SZE, Kevin CONN, Elsie ONG, Michelle Wing-tung CHENG, Jingyuan FU, Shida HOU
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789811689062
ISBN (Print)9789811689055, 9789811689086
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • University residential hall systems
  • Educational value
  • Difficulties and challenges
  • Residential communities


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