Residence Life Policies
Living on Malone's campus gives one the opportunity for fuller participation in the life of the University. The residence halls are more than just a place to sleep. They are a place to develop friendships, study, relax, read books, discuss homework assignments with classmates, etc. In short, the residence halls are an extension of the classroom - a living, learning community.
The Residence Halls are entrusted to you for your care and stewardship. Rules and regulations have been provided to ensure a healthy and safe living environment. Please take time to be informed of such rules and regulations in order that you might become a responsible member of the Malone University community.
Living on campus is viewed by the University as an integral part of student's complete educational experience. All full-time, unmarried, undergraduate students with 89 or fewer credit hours earned, under 22 years of age, not commuting from the current, full-time residence of their parents/legal guardians, living outside a fifty-mile radius of the University, are required to live in University housing. Admission to Malone University is granted only on the willingness of the student to abide by this policy. Students must turn 22 years of age by July 1 of the fall semester or by January 1 of the spring semester if they desire to live off-campus. Students requesting an exception to this policy must complete an “Off Campus Housing Petition” which is available in the Office of Student Development. Filing a petition does not necessarily mean that approval will be given. You may be required to make an appointment with the Associate Dean of Student Development to discuss your petition.
Students currently residing in campus housing who plan on returning to Malone University for the following academic year will be automatically billed for room and board unless they have been approved to change to commuter status. Students who withdraw, transfer, or are subsequently given permission to move off campus, will have their bill adjusted only after their resident or commuter status is confirmed.
All residential students are required to be on the board plan. The board plan consists of a carte blanche option or a 14-meal plan option. Under special circumstances students may choose a 10-meal plan option. Please see the “Dining Commons” section for details (pg. 32). Residential students in their first year at Malone University (excluding transfers) are required to be on the carte blanche meal plan, all others choose their meal plan when they register for classes. The carte blanche meal plan entitles students to eat as many meals as they desire, as often as they want to during the hours when the Dining Commons are open. The 14-meal plan allows students to enter the dining commons up to 14 time per meal-plan week whenever they desire, including late evening hours, and eat as much as they desire. Students should plan their meals carefully as only 14 meals may be eaten per meal-plan week. (A meal plan week is defined as beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday and concluding at 6 p.m. on Sunday.) If all 14 meals are not eaten in any given week, they cannot be carried forward into succeeding weeks. Students who use their 14-meal allotment before Sunday evening will be required to pay cash for each meal after 14.
Students New to Malone Housing
The Office of Student Development assigns all new residents rooms by utilizing the information students provide on the Housing Questionnaire.
A $50 non-refundable security deposit, a Housing Questionnaire and a Health Information Record are required before a housing assignment is given. This material is available online for new students from the Office of Student Development.
The $50 “security deposit” is retained by the University in order to cover a student's failure to check out of their residence hall room, failure to return their room key and any potential room and/or hall damage charges incurred during the semester. A refund will be issued upon a student's graduation or when he/she is not returning to the residence halls. If the student has an outstanding bill with the University, the amount of refund will be credited to their account. The security deposit is nonrefundable for new students who make a commitment to reside on campus, but then change their minds.
- Check in/Check Out & Withdraw, Room Draw, Room Assignments
- Room Furnishings, Room Damages and Repairs, Room Decorations, Lofts, Windows
- Personal Property, Telephones, Bicycles, Pets
- Holidays and Vacation Breaks
- When University Personnel Need to Enter Your Room
- Visitation (Public Lounges, Hours, Individual Room Visitation, Guests, Resident's Responsibility for Guest Conduct)
- Quiet Hours
- Campus Safety (Campus Safety, Fire Prevention, Fireworks, Firearms/Weapons, Fire Alarm and Drills, Fire Safety, Electrical Appliances, Food Preparation; Water, Snow, and Sports; Sunbathing)
- Services - Laundry, Health Needs