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Students carrying their possessions into Hawkes Hall on move-in day

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?

  • Air conditioning
  • Connections for cable
  • Internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Community microwaves, refrigerators
  • Magnetic card security system

What items are permitted in the residence halls? 

  • Electric fans, radios, computers, stereos, study lamps, shavers, curling irons, clocks, TVs, single cup brew systems (Keurig style)
  • 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
  • Candles with unburned wicks are permitted as decorative items and/or with candle warmers; candle warmers must be turned off when residents are not in their rooms and placed in a safe location to prevent a concern for fire safety 
  • Students may only use Command strips to hang items in residence hall rooms
  • Non-dangerous aquarium fish in an aquarium, limited to a maximum of 20 gallons; the aquarium must be cleaned regularly
  • Mace is permitted to be carried and used only in a self-defense manner; any uses for mace outside of self-defense are prohibited 

What items are prohibited in the residence halls?

  • All appliances with an exposed heating element, regardless of wattage, are prohibited
  • Sunlamps, coffee makers (regular), space heaters, hot plates, grills, electric fry pans, woks, crock pots, musical instrument amplifying equipment, air conditioners, toasters, ovens and microwaves*
*Microwaves are prohibited in general; however, the college pre-furnishes many residence halls with 1 microwave per housing unit; a microwave is also provided in designated lounge areas of each residence hall
  • Excluding 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 and guests of students are prohibited from bringing 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 
  • The display of rugs, banners, signs, flags and other objects from outside and/or in college residence hall windows are prohibited
  • Open flames, including burning charcoal, burning candles, burning incense sticks, oil lamps or other burning devices are prohibited in college housing
  • Waterbeds, lofts and other non-college approved furnishings are not permitted in any residence hall 
  • LaGrange is a dry campus: NO alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia (empty beer cans, bottles, funnels, kegs, etc.)
  • Weapons and facsimile firearms are prohibited (Full weapons policy can be located in the Student Handbook)

What should I bring when I move in?

  • Bath towels
  • Pillow
  • Sheets for single bed
  • Blanket/bedspread
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Wastebasket
  • Iron
  • Alarm clock
  • Personal items
  • Flashlight
  • Please – no refrigerators larger than five cubic feet. (Note *microwave policy above.)

Is there a Damage Deposit?

Full-time undergraduate day students 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 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.