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On-Campus Residence Hall Facts

Maintaining Full-Time Status

  • Students residing in an on-campus residence hall must maintain full-time status of at least 12 credit hours for Fall and Spring semesters or six credit hours for the Summer session. Students who do not maintain full-time status must vacate the residence halls immediately.
  • Students who reside in an on-campus residence hall who have not completed class registration by the last day of general registration will not be eligible to continue living in the residence halls and must vacate by the dates designated by Residence Life.
  • A student disenrolled for non-payment of fees will be terminated from residential life and must vacate the premises immediately.

Residence Life Room Reservation Fee

  • Pay $200 non-refundable room reservation fee and submit an application early, but no later than date(s) reflected on the application.

Residence Life Contract

  • Students must sign and submit their Housing and Residence life contract online prior to check-in. If you have reserved your assignment and decided not to claim the room, notify the Residence Life Office immediately.
  • Students who pick up the room key are financially responsible for the charges specified on the Residence Hall Contract.

Claiming Room, Keys

  • Rooms must be claimed by the second day of general registration. Rooms not claimed will be canceled and reassigned.
  • Pick up room key from assigned residence hall office upon arrival. Upon claiming room and receiving room key, room and board charges officially begin. Do not let unauthorized persons use your room key. (If you leave after receiving the key, full room rent will be assessed as is indicated in the University Catalog and the Reslife Contract.)
  • To replace a lost key, a $75 charge will be assessed with the exception of C. Johnson Dunn Tower, where there is a $200 replacement cost.

Residence Life Withdrawal

  • If a student decides to leave, an official residential hall withdrawal must be executed in the Residence Life Office. The Residence Life Withdrawal must be executed in addition to the University Withdrawal. (If you leave without withdrawing, full room and board fees will be assessed.)

Meal Card

  • Each boarding student is required to sign a contract for room and board requiring the use of a meal card. If the card is lost, a $25 replacement fee will be assessed. Temporary cards are not available. Therefore, students must pay casual rates until the card is either found or replaced.

Room Inspections

  • Room inspections are held on a weekly basis. (Students failing to maintain clean rooms may be fined or terminated from residential life.)


  • Linen is not furnished by the University and students are required to change linen weekly.


  • No refrigerator rental service is available on campus. However, a student may bring his/her own refrigerator provided it is no larger than 2.6 cubic feet.

Rules & Regulations

  • No cooking appliances are permitted in residence halls, including but not limited to: George Foreman grills, deep fryers, toasters and hot plates.
  • Weapons (guns, knives, box cutters, clubs, pellet or B.B. guns, brass knuckles, sharp-edged instruments, or any other instrument that can be classified as a weapon) are not permitted on campus. Violators are subject to suspension.
  • Physical abuse, intimidation of any form, fighting and vandalism are not and will not be tolerated.
  • Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages and drugs on campus and/or in any of the University facilities are not permitted. Violators are subject to suspension.
  • A student involved in disciplinary problems may be terminated from residential life and must vacate the premises as directed by the Residence Life Office. Such students also may be denied future residential life accommodations.
  • Babysitting and overnight guests are not permitted.

Personal Belongings & Insurance

  • It is recommended that students acquire renter insurance coverage for their personal belongings. The University is not liable for damaged or stolen items.
  • Do not bring or keep large sums of money or expensive jewelry in residence hall rooms.

Pregnant Students

  • Pregnant students are required to submit a health report from their attending physician to the University Health Center. In addition, pregnant students may not return to the residence hall immediately after delivery. Additional information can be found in the Residence Hall Handbook (.pdf)
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