Checking Into Residence
Upon arrival, students need to check in with a Residence Life staff member. The Residence Life Staff will confirm the room assignment and issue a room key. Once in the room, the student will need to complete and sign a Room Condition Inventory (RCI) that indicates the condition of the room and furniture and acknowledges receipt of the room key. The student is responsible for the accuracy of the RCI and will be charged for any damage or loss that may occur during occupancy or that was not previously indicated on the RCI.
Notice: All furniture in your assigned room is to remain in that room at all times.
Checking Out/Withdrawing from Residence
Students are responsible for informing the Residence Life staff that they are moving out of the residence hall and for properly checking out of their room. This includes returning the room key and scheduling a time with the Resident Director or Resident Adviser who will evaluate the condition of the room with the student by reviewing the Room Condition Inventory form filled out upon checking into the residence hall room. There is a $25 charge if a room key is not returned. The room should be thoroughly cleaned (dusted, swept, and furniture returned to its original position). Residents will be charged accordingly for anything that is missing or damaged. There will be a $25 charge for students failing to follow check out procedures.
Returning Students' Room Reservation Deposit
A $100 room reservation deposit is required for returning students participating in Room Draw. This $100 fee guarantees returning students a room for the entire academic year. This $100 deposit is paid prior to Room Draw during the spring semester. The deposit will be credited to residential student's housing fees during the fall billing period. The $100 deposit is nonrefundable for those students who decide not to reside on campus.
Room Draw for Returning Students
All returning students who are planning to live on campus the following year must participate in one housing option: reserve your current room, or participate in the Campus Room Selection. To be eligible for Room Selection, all students must pre-register for fall classes and pay a $100.00 housing deposit. Priority in the Room Selection will be based on a total credit hour earned by each room or suite. Any student entering the process without a full room or suite will loose priority. Any student who does not participate the in Room Selection will be assigned on a first-come basis.
The Residence Life Office will do its best to place people in the residence hall they request and with roommates who prefer the same or similar lifestyle. From time to time, unresolved differences between roommates necessitate a room change. The University requires that all residents remain in their assigned rooms for the first three weeks of each semester. During this time, residents are encouraged to actively work together through initiating open and honest communication, negotiating, compromising, etc., in order to strive for healthy, cooperative roommate relationships. The Residence Life Staff is also available to act as mediators and resource persons in times where additional tensions exist among roommates.
Requests for room changes are to be submitted to the Resident Adviser who will assess and explore with each resident their present situation and potential options. Then the request will be given to the Resident Director to determine appropriate action. Any approved room change will occur only after the first three weeks of each semester.