College Housing FAQ
Is everyone required to live on campus?
Full-time students are required to live on campus all four years unless:
The student is 23 years of age or older on the first date of semester classes
The student is married and living with his/her spouse
The student is responsible for a dependent child
The student is a veteran with at least two years of active military service
The student resides exclusively with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in their/her/his primary residence that is within a 30 mile commute of the College
What is included in the Residence Hall room charge
What items are permitted in the residence halls?
Connections for cable
Community microwaves, refrigerators
Magnetic card security system
fans, radios, computers, stereos, study lamps, shavers, curling irons,
clocks, TVs, single cup brew systems (Keurig style)
- students may have one small refrigerator per room, no bigger than 5 cubic feet
- hair dryers can be used; however, no other appliance should be using the same outlet during usage
with unburnt wicks are permitted as decorative items and/or with candle
warmers; candle warmers must be turned off when residents are not in
their room and placed in a safe location to prevent a concern for fire
- student may only use command strips to hang items in your residence hall room/apartment
are permitted to have non-dangerous aquarium fish in an aquarium,
limited to a maximum of 20 gallons; the aquarium must be cleaned
- mace is permitted to be carried and used only in a
self-defense manner; any uses for mace outside of self defense is
What items are prohibited in the residence halls?
coffee makers (regular), space heaters, hot plates, grills, electric
fry pans, woks, crock pots, musical instruments amplifying equipment,
toasters, ovens, microwaves*, and air conditioners
- all appliances with an exposed heating element, regardless of wattage, are prohibited
are prohibited in general; however, college pre-furnishes limited
residence halls with 1 microwave in a housing unit; the college
pre-furnishes 1 microwave in Boatwright Hall and Turner Hall
are only permitted in the lounge area of the residence halls and a
microwave is provided in a designated place in each residence hall
non-dangerous aquarium fish, all other animals/pets may not be kept on
college property (this includes inside and/or outside areas of
facilities or grounds)
- students, guests of students, etc. are
prohibited to bring animals/pets into any college housing at any time;
short visits are also prohibited
- students may not use items that pierce the doors or walls to hang items
display of rugs, banners, signs, flags, and other objects from outside
and/or in college residence hall windows are prohibited
flames, including burning charcoal, burning candles, burning incense
sticks, oil lamps, or other burning devices are prohibited in college
- waterbeds, lofts, and other non-college approved furnishings are not permitted in any residence hall
- dry campus: NO ALCOHOL or ALCOHOL PARAPHERNALIA (empty beer cans, bottles, funnels, kegs, etc.)
- weapons and facsimile firearms (full weapon policy can be located in the Student Handbook) are prohibited
For more information on permitted and prohibited items, please see the 2016-2017 Student Handbook.
What should I bring when I move in?
Sheets for single bed
Please – no refrigerators larger than five cubic feet. Microwaves are located
in each building.
Is there a Damage Deposit?
Full-time undergraduate day students entering the college during and following
the 2014 Fall semester will be required to pay a $300 enrollment deposit to reserve
their space in the incoming class. No deposit will be refunded after May 1. All
students deposited by May 1 will be guaranteed campus housing pending space limitations.
Campus housing assignments will be finalized and room/board charged will be applied
by July 1. Students must have all required paperwork (including requests to live
off campus) submitted by this date. Students who deposit after July 1 will be assigned
housing, if available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Of this $300 enrollment
deposit, $100 covers a residence hall damage deposit that may be refundable at
the time that the student either graduates or receives permission to live off campus
(less any assessed fees due to damages). The remaining $200 is used by the College
to cover many of the services provided during the first year. Students who entered
the institution prior to the 2014 Fall semester and who have a residence hall damage
deposit pending with the college will receive a reimbursement of those monies as
Students that fail to check-out of their residence hall room at the end of the
year will receive a fine and forfeit their $100 deposit that will no longer be
refundable based on the non-check-outs.
Spring to Fall Room Hold Assessment
Beginning in the 2014 Spring semester, all full-time undergraduate day students
will be required to pay a
$200 Spring to Fall Room Hold charge. To participate in the housing lottery and/or
to register for upcoming Fall classes, students must either: (a) pay the $200 charge
to the college, or (b) submit the required documentation to the housing office
and receive a waiver permitting that student permission to live off campus as directed
by the college's residency requirement. Those students who pay the $200 charge
to reserve a campus residence hall room and who occupy that room during the Fall
semester will have the monies credited to their account at the end of the first
month of classes. The $200 charge may be paid at the College's business office.
Note that students graduating in May or the summer will not be required to pay
the $200 room hold fee and that the $200 Spring to Fall Room Hold charge is not
refundable if students choose not to return to the college in the Fall semester.