Frequently Asked Questions
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. If you're still not sure that you need to live on campus, please contact the Housing and Residence Life office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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.
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.
Students must purchase a University P.O. Box in order to have mail/packages delivered to them. Mail and packages are not delivered directly to the residence halls. Mail and package deliveries should be sent to the University Post Office located in the Trojan Center room 115. Please do not address packages to the student's residence hall.
Visitation hours for all dorms are 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. Please contact your Resident Advisor for information on overnight guests.
The following are suggestions of items you might want to get for your room:
- Cell Phone
- Toilet Tissue/Paper Towels
- Cleaning Supplies such as stove/oven cleaner; toilet bowl cleaner, shower cleaner; broom, mop
- Air freshener
- Deodorant/ Soap
- Desk/Closet Organizer
- Bath Towels/ Bath Cloths
- Floor Mat For Shower
- Area Rug for Room
- Shower Curtain (suitestyle rooms)
- Dishes & Utensils
- Flip Flops (for bathroom)
- Pillows, Blanket/Comforter
- Bed Linen (sheets)
- Laundry basket
- Laundry Detergent
- Clothes hanger
- Alarm Clock/Radio
- Thumb tacks (Push Pins)
- 3M Command Strips Not Allowed
- TV (Cable Not Provided, Smart TVs Only)
- Bottle/Can Opener
- Pencil Sharpener
- Medicine (if applicable)
- Iron/small ironing board
- Spring tension rod for curtain
- Microwaves 600-800 watts
- Mini-Fridge 1.7cubic ft-2.4 cubic ft
The following are things that are not allowed in the residence halls:
- No pets other than small goldfish
- No smoking
- No nails or screws may be put in the walls
- No stickers on furniture, walls, ceilings, or other Housing property
- No duct tape, wallpaper, carpet tape, contact paper etc.
- No removal of university furniture
- No painting
- No 3M Command Strips
- No personal locks (on main room doors)
- No extension cords
- No candles, no incense
- No hotplates, no cooking equipment with an open heating element
- No halogen lamps
- No weapons
- No illegal drugs
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.