Where do first-year students live?
First year students are housed in our more traditional residence halls. First Year Students have the option to apply for a Traditional Hall, or a Living-Learning Community. Traditional Halls include: Mills Hall, Blackburn Hall, or Walker Hall. Living-Learning Communities include: Hessler Hall and Dolson Hall.
Where do sophomores, juniors, and seniors live?
Our upper class students typically live in The Woods Apartment Complex, which is a more independant living option for students who have already experienced the residence halls. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may also apply to live in a Living-learning community, or participate in Housing Selection that happens the first Monday in March every year to try and get one of the few upper-class spaces in traditional residence halls.
What is a living-learning community?
A living-learning community is a residence hall or floor where students of common interest and criteria reside. A list of learning communities is located here: Current Learning Communities
How long are residence hall contracts?
Residence Hall contracts are legally binding for the full academic year , including both the fall and spring semesters. Residents who wish to be released from their housing contract prior to its completion must place their request in writing and provide all necessary documentation.
Contracts must still be formally terminated because of the following:
- Studying Abroad
- Moving to off-campus housing
- Moving to a Greek chapter
- Making the decision to commute
All contracts terminated without approval with remain in force and the student will be financially responsible for the remaining balance on the account.
Are the residence halls safe?
Yes, all residence halls are card swipe accessed which allows the University to monitor all individuals who enter the residence halls. Halls are locked 24 hours a day. Residence Hall staff is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Staff members do a walk-through of each building twice or more each night to monitor any suspicious occurrences and to assist residents with questions or concerns. Safety is a shared concern and it is important for students to be aware of their surroundings and never allow someone to "tail" them into a hall. It is also important for students to lock their private rooms, especially while sleeping or away.
Are the halls open during breaks?
The residence halls remain open during most breaks. Our official closing period occurs over the winter break. Students are not permitted to stay on campus during that time. Students enrolled in Immersion or summer classes may be required to pay an additional charge to live on campus since these courses occur outside of the academic year.