Here you’ll find a collection of our most-asked questions and their answers.
Exceptions to the on-campus residency requirement include:
- Living within 50 miles of campus, with an immediate family member (parent, grandparent, or legal guardian)
- Student released due to marriage, parenthood, over the age of 21, or other justified special case
- Have extenuating circumstances resulting in an exception being approved by the Director of Residence Life
Students can submit a First Year Residency Waiver, found on the Housing Forms page HERE under the “Services” section. Please note that students must receive written approval from Residence Life before they can stay at a residence off-campus.
To see more information on how to pay the housing deposit, please go to our New Student Application Instructions page HERE and read section 4, “Submit Your Housing Deposit.”
If they have included any of their social media platforms on their profile, feel free to try and get to know them before responding to the request!
- Returning students should be able to view their roommate by April 1st of each year.
- New students should be able to view their roommate by June 1st of each year.
You will only be placed automatically if you have a completed housing application and have a paid housing deposit on file.
When you complete your housing application, even for students who do not select housing with a roommate and get auto-allocated into their space, their building preferences are taken into account when room assignments are made.
Please note, the pictures for each room type are an approximation of what the room will look like on move in day, and not every room type has pictures available.
In place of this, approximate sizes are listed on each residence hall’s page found on the Housing Options page HERE, and it is highly recommended that you measure your room after you arrive prior to purchasing items that require specific dimensions (carpet, curtains, etc).
Microfridge units (a combination refrigerator and microwave) are available for rent through the Residence Life Office.
Microwaves for community use are provided in floor kitchens and students are expected to ensure they are clean after each use.
If you would like to rent a Microfridge unit (a combination refrigerator and microwave) from Residence Life, you can find all of the information on rentals and our Microfridge units on the Fridges and Microwaves page HERE.
With so many people coming and going, it is important for residents to secure their room door and take their key and ID with them when they leave their room. Students who notice concerning behaviors should report those concerns to a staff member. At 10:30 PM, the exterior doors of the building lock. Students living on campus use their ID card to enter the residence halls electronically, and students only have access to their own residence hall.
The non-emergency telephone number for Public Safety is (660) 665 – 5621. The emergency number is x911. Public Safety has fully sanctioned police officers and trained security patrol to monitor and secure the outside of buildings, as well as public areas, and to assist with any emergency within the University.
Housing Contracts signed in the Fall are for the entire academic year.
Housing Contracts are available for the Spring semester only, for students who wish to return to campus mid-year.
Students are encouraged to review the housing contract before cancelling their housing to see if there will be any contract breakage fees. The housing contract can be found HERE, under “Housing”
Don’t see your question listed here? You can always email email@example.com or call us at 660-785-4227.