Housing FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live on campus?

All students who have not reached the age of 19 by the last date of regular registration for the fall semester must reside on campus, if not commuting from home residing with parents. The commute must be within a one-hour commute.

Can I reside off campus with anyone other than my parents if i'm not 19?

Students may reside off campus with grandparents, brothers or sisters that may live locally. A letter requesting this must be submitted to the housing office from the parents stating they are requesting permission for their son/daughter to reside off campus with their grandparents or older son or daughter. The letter should state the name of the person they would be residing with, the relationship to the student and the address. This letter is submitted to the Director of Housing, Mr. Herbert Reeves for approval. There are special circumstances in which the student may have a legal guardian. This should be documented and accompany the request. The student when granted permission will fill out an off campus card with the address they will be living at and submit it to Housing for clearance of any holds. This living arrangement would be for that academic year (fall & spring semesters).

Do I have to have a meal plan?


All students that reside on campus in a residence hall that does not have a kitchen in the room are required to purchase a meal plan. The residence halls that do not require a standard meal plan are Pace Hall, Hillcrest House, Paden House, Honor’s Cottage & Greek Houses. Standard meal plans are the 75 Block, 14 Weekly, 9 Weekly and Carte Blanche plans. Commuter/dining dollar meal plans may be required for buildings in which a standard meal plan is not required.

What are the differences in the meal plans?

See Campus Dining Services.

Do students with disabilities receive special consideration for housing placement?

The Housing Office will make every effort to accommodate students that may have special needs for housing, provided the Housing Office is notified in advance of their arrival.

 NOTE: ADVISE THE HOUSING STAFF OF ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS SUCH AS EPILEPTIC SEIZURES, HEART PROBLEMS, DIABETES, OR ANYTHING REQUIRING DAILY MEDICATIONS. THE R.A. & R.D. WANT TO BE SURE YOUR NEEDS ARE MEET. ALL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.