How does roommate matching work for room assignments? The Housing Office uses Room Sync through Facebook for students to be able to meet their future roommates. Then once students make their deposits, the students will go to their Housing Portal via myShip and they are able to select their room with the friend they met on Room Sync.
What are the bed sizes in the residence halls? All residence hall rooms across campus are equipped with a twin XL mattress for each resident. For more information on room furnishing, please visit the Office of Housing & Residence Life's webpage.
Can students have their own microwave and refrigerator? Each room is allowed to have up to one microwave and one mini-fridge. For a traditional-style residence hall room, this would equate to one set for both students living in the room. For a suite-styled residence hall room, this would equate to one set in each bedroom as well as one set in the common area, however most suite-style residents decide to have on set placed in the common area and forego the additional sets in the individual bedrooms.
What residence halls are open to first-year students? Most residence halls will have first-year students residing in them. McLean Hall (traditional-style), McLean II, Seavers, Presidents, McCune, Kieffer, and Lackhove (all suite-style) will house first year students with the general population. The only halls not available to first-year students are Stone Ridge Commons (the apartment complex on campus) and Mowrey Hall (traditional-style).
What is the guest visitation policy for the residence halls? Students must sign in their guest with the Desk Assistant at the front desk of each residence hall on campus, except for Stone Ridge. Their guest must be over 18 years old and can stay for a maximum of two nights within a seven-day period.
For students that move onto campus early (sports, band, ASP) where do they move into? Early move-in students typically move directly into their fall residence. The only exception to this is the entire football team stays together in one residence hall, and will move into their respective residence rooms closer to the beginning of the school year.
How does the laundry system work? Laundry facilities are located inside each residence hall. For traditional-style halls, laundry facilities are located on the ground floor, whereas the suite-style halls have a few machines on each floor. Students can operate these machines using coins, as well as debit/credit cards (VISA, Discover, MasterCard). If you choose to use a card, there will be a $9.00 hold on the card for 72 hours to ensure that the funds are valid.
How are the residence halls cleaned? All common areas in traditional-style residence halls (lounges, hallways, lobbies, and bathrooms) are cleaned daily by custodial staff. Traditional-style hall residents only have to clean their residence room throughout the year. Suite-style residence rooms (bedroom, bathroom, communal space) have to be cleaned by the residents of that room. The custodial staffs in those buildings will clean the building-wide common areas (lounges, kitchens, hallways).