Housing and Board Policies
Residence Hall Agreement
The Residence Hall Agreement outlines a number of provisions for living on-campus. Please take time to review this document. A signed Residence Hall Agreement must be on file in the Residence Life Office. For students under the age of eighteen, a parent or guardian must sign the agreement.
The College's residency requirements are outlined in The Compass.
The College's meal plan policies are outlined in The Compass.
Room Selection and Numbers Draw
Room selection and numbers draw is a room lottery system that is held in the spring of each year. Upper-class students select rooms for the next year based on their class and randomly assigned numbers. The Residence Life Office reserves a percentage of rooms in various halls for new incoming students and international students. The Residence Life Office also reserves spaces/rooms in residence halls for the Living & Learning Program. Each year, prior to room selection, the Residence Life Office designates floors and specific rooms as substance free and coeducational by room. These designations vary from year to year and will continue to change as demand for these types of living areas increases or decreases. Detailed information about the room selection process is distributed to students prior to room selection.
Students who selected a room and/or roommate through room selection:
Room changes are not permitted until the 5th Term. Students may appeal for an exception to this policy by submitting their request to the Residence Life Office for review by the Residence Hall President's Council. Unauthorized room changes may result in disciplinary action and a $25.00 fine.
Students assigned a room and/or roommate by the Residence Life Office:
Room changes are not permitted until the completion of 1st Term. Unauthorized room changes may result in disciplinary action and a $25.00 fine. After the designated amount of time, students who wish to change rooms should meet with their RA to start the process. Room changes are not finalized until all paperwork is filed in the Residence Life Office. Room changes will not be approved without the recommendation of the Associate or Assistant Director of Residence Life.
Recommended by RHA, Spring 2000
Single Occupancy Rooms:
A single room is defined as a room designated by the Residence Life Office to accommodate one person. The College does not recognize double occupancy rooms occupied by one person as single rooms. There are a limited number of single rooms available. Singles are assigned during room selection. Students have an opportunity to add their name to the single room wait list maintained in the Residence Life Office.
Double Occupancy Rooms:
A double room is defined as a room designated by the Residence Life Office to accommodate two people. The Residence Life Office reserves the right to assign roommates to students who occupy partially empty rooms. The occupant of the room does not have the right to refuse a roommate and in some cases the student living in the room may not be contacted until after the assignment has been made. Assignments are not negotiable. The assignments are based on the hall preferences and specialty interest floor requests of the unassigned person.
Triples and Quads:
Triples and quads are defined as rooms designated by the Residence Life Office to accommodate three or four people. The Residence Life Office reserves the right to assign roommates to students who occupy partially empty rooms in the same manner as double rooms.
Students with special medical needs, as verified by a doctor's explanation and recommendation by the Director of Student Health Services, may apply for an exception. Generally, exceptions are not granted for students with learning disabilities, migraines, asthma and allergies. To apply for an exception, contact the Residence Life Office. Rooms are need-based and are not set aside for this purpose.