Fridges and Microwaves

Residence hall room with student and microfridge

To make your on-campus experience even more convenient, Residence Life is offering you a MicroFridge to rent!

What exactly is a MicroFridge?

A MicroFridge is a 2.9 cubic ft. refrigerator/freezer with a microwave attached to the top of the unit. This configuration uses less power so it can be used in all residence halls across campus.

Why should I rent a MicroFridge through Truman?

Our units are industrial strength and built to last. Many mini-fridge units and small microwaves available in stores are low quality and break down easily.  If your MicroFridge that you rent through us stops working through no fault of your own, we will come and get the broken one and bring you a working one within two business days.  Walmart won’t do that!

How much is it?

MicroFridges are only $150.00 for the entire year.  If either you or your roommate rents a MicroFridge, the renter will be billed $150.00 at the beginning of the school year.  The amount will only be charged to one resident’s account.

Where do I sign up?

To sign up for a MicroFridge to be placed in your room in time for the fall semester, please indicate it on your housing application in the Housing Portal in Truview before Aug. 1.

To sign up to have a MicroFridge placed in your room after August 1 or during the Spring Semester, please complete a Microfridge Rental Request/Contract.  Requests placed after August 1 are not guaranteed to be placed in a student’s room prior to the start of school.

What if something doesn’t work?

If a problem arises, simply complete the MicroFridge Action Request, and we will replace any faulty unit within two working days.

What if I want to cancel my MicroFridge unit because I no longer want it?

If cancelled prior to August 1, the student who signed up will be refunded in full.  If cancelled after August 1, no refund will be awarded.  After August 1, the student who signed up may wish to find another individual living on campus to transfer the unit to.  However, the charge will remain on the original student’s account, and payment will need to be worked out between individuals.

What if I move rooms during the year?

If you have the MicroFridge contracted in your name, then the unit can come with you when you move Residence Hall rooms.

NOTICE: The charge from Residence Life WILL NOT be taken off of your student account — reimbursement will have to be mutually agreed upon by you and your roommates.

What do I do with the MicroFridge when I’m ready to check out for the summer?

Please make sure your MicroFridge is completely defrosted and cleaned thoroughly before you say you’re ready to check-out or you could be charged a $25 cleaning fee. Your student advisor or apartment manager will give it a once-over when you check out of your room.

You break it you buy it!

Remember to take care of your MicroFridge unit — general maintenance of the unit will keep it running for many years to come!

When you sign your MicroFridge contract, you’re promising to reimburse Truman State University for any and all loss or damage to the units from any cause whatsoever.  The cost to replace one of these units is $520.

**Small refrigerators (2′ x 3′ x 2′) are permitted in all housing facilities.

Have any questions about Residence Life, Housing, or Dining? 
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