Faculty & Staff  |  Current Students

News | Calendar | Directory | Library | Give

FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Residence Halls

Click on any of the questions below to find out the answers to these questions about living on campus and the residence halls.

  1. What types of residential living spaces are there?
  2. Is there telephone service and computer service in each room? What are the restrictions involved?
  3. What types of safety and security measures are provided for campus residents?
  4. Are the belongings of residents insured by the University?
  5. What does a resident do if he/she loses his/her room key?
  6. What happens if a resident loses his/her ID card?
  7. What can be done if a resident is unhappy with his/her room assignment and/or roommate?
  8. Is a student resident required to be on a meal plan?
  9. May residents cook in their rooms?
  10. Who will clean the student's room?
  11. What is the definition of a guest/visitor?
  12. Is a resident permitted to have guests?
  13. What are the sizes of the mattresses in the room?
  14. What are the measurements of the windows?
  15. Is the resident allowed to paint or make repairs to his/her room?
  16. Can residents keep firearms and other such weapons in their rooms?
  17. What is the alcohol policy on campus?


What types of residential living spaces are there?

We have single, double and triple rooms; female only, co-ed, and Living and Learning Community floors, as well as suite/apartment style living.

Is there telephone service and computer service in each room? What are the restrictions involved?

There is no phone service in the residence halls. Residents must have a cell phone. Every room is equipped with one Ethernet port per resident for connection to the University network.

What types of safety and security measures are provided for campus residents?

Security maintains a continuous service on campus and can be reached 24-hours a day. Campus Life staff members are trained to deal with emergency situations. Fire alarm systems and smoke detectors exist in all rooms to ensure the safety of residents. Community facilitators are on duty nightly.

Are the belongings of residents insured by the University?

The University does not insure personal belongings and does not assume liability for theft or damage. Parents' homeowner's insurance policy may be able to provide residents with insurance coverage.

What does a resident do if he/she loses his/her room key?

The resident should either call or go to the Office of Campus Life (first floor of Pioneer Hall) to request a lock change. After office hours, the resident should contact the Office of Public Safety. The resident will be charged $70 for a lock change.

What happens if a resident loses his/her ID card?

An ID gives students the right to enter the building and their respective residence hall floor (if they are a resident), use the Lawrence Hall Dining Room and remove books from the library. Any student who loses an ID card must go to the Student Services Office (located on the first floor of Thayer Hall) to obtain a new card. There is a $25 charge for a new ID card.

What can be done if a resident is unhappy with his/her room assignment and/or roommate?

If the resident is unhappy with his/her room assignment and/or roommate, he/she may request a room change. The resident should contact his/her community facilitator, community mentor or community advisor for assistance.

Is a student resident required to be on a meal plan?

All students residing in Thayer or Lawrence Hall must purchase a meal plan. Students living in Pioneer or Conestoga can purchase a more limited plan and residents of the Boulevard Apartments can decide whether or not to purchase a meal plan. 

May residents cook in their rooms?

Cooking is not permitted in the first-year residence halls. Appliances of any type are not permitted in Thayer or Lawrence Halls. Pioneer and Conestoga Suites come equipped with a sink, mini fridge and a microwave. The Boulevard Apartments come equipped with a stove and oven, full refrigerator and a dishwasher. 

Who will clean the student's room?

Students are expected to clean their own rooms. The Office of Campus Life has vacuums, brooms, dust pans, mops and buckets for residents' use. Housekeeping will attend to the public areas and community bathrooms.

What is the definition of a guest/visitor?

A guest is defined as anyone who does not live in the residence halls (this includes commuter students/students who live off campus).

Is a resident permitted to have guests?

Yes. (Refer to the Pioneer Guide for Guest Policy.) 

What are the sizes of the mattresses in the room?

The mattresses are the typical twin bed size. The actual size is 35 x 75 inches. Boulevard Apartment numbers that end in 00, 01, 02 and 03 have extra-long twin bed size.

What are the measurements of the windows?

Lawrence Hall windows are 48 x 72 inches. (Mini-blinds are provided.)

Is the resident allowed to paint or make repairs to his/her room?

No. Students are not permitted to paint or make repairs and/or improvements to their rooms that cause permanent changes or damage.

Can residents keep firearms and other such weapons in their rooms?

No. Objects with potential to cause bodily harm to residents are not allowed in the residence halls. Such objects include but are not limited to: fireworks, explosives, BB guns, shotguns, stun guns, knives, bows and arrows, various martial arts weapons and box cutters.

What is the alcohol policy on campus?

The University's alcohol policy is explained in the Judicial Standards section.