Current Student FAQs
How is laundry operated on North or South Campus?
Laundry is now included in the rent for each semester, students will use their ID card to gain access to the laundry room. This also applies to the Decosimo apartment on South Campus. All other South Campus Apartments have washers and dryers in the units. Students living in Hotel will be granted access to the laundry facilities on North Campus.
Are pets allowed?
Only fish in a tank no larger than 10 gallons are allowed. Trained seeing-eye or hearing animals are allowed. Other animals are not permitted inside the Residence Halls/Apartments.
When can I check in?
Please report to your complex office when you arrive to complete necessary paperwork. Resident Assistants (RA's) will be available throughout the weekend to assist you. Students that are participating in an organization that requires early arrival, such as Football or Band, please contact the appropriate person from that office for details regarding move in.
What stuff should I bring?
All complexes are fully furnished. You will need to bring bedding:
- Extra long twin (36" x 80") for Boling, Johnson Obear, Lockmiller and Stagmaier
- Private bedrooms on South Campus are full size (Decosimo, Stophel, UCF and Walker) and also North Campus Lockmiller (2 person room only)
- Regular length twin for shared rooms in Decosimo, Guerry and Stophel
Linens, dishes, towels, cleaning supplies, electronic equipment (televisions), are not provided. If this is your first time away from home, less is better! Communicate with your roommates on who will bring kitchen/living room items before you arrive.
What is NOT allowed on campus?
Weapons, drugs (possession of illegal drugs may result in removal of housing and loss of any fees that have been paid), alcohol, halogen lamps, candles, gas or charcoal grills, incense, and animals are not allowed. The best rule of thumb is, if you are not sure it is allowed, either do not bring it or call us beforehand. Please do not use 2 sided sticky tapes for personalizing of your room. At South Campus Place, you may use small nails and in Boling, Johnson Obear, Lockmiller and Stagmaier you may use removable adhesive putty.
Can I bring my car to campus? Where can I park?
Everyone is allowed to bring their own car and to purchase parking passes to any of the available lots on campus. Contact Parking Services at (423) 425-4051 or Parking Services Website for more information.
What happens over Winter Break?Housing closes for winter break and students are not permitted to stay on campus during this time. Click here for more information.
***Housing is open for all other breaks.
Why did I not get my building or roommate preference ?
Building and roommate preferences are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
How do I get out of my housing contract?
Please read your housing contract carefully!
By default, all housing contracts are for the academic year (Fall and Spring semester). Our policy states:
“CANCELLATION (Resident): Housing facilities are rented for the academic year beginning on the Commencement Date and ending on the Expiration Date. No Resident may withdraw from the housing except in case of extreme necessity and approved by the University. Cancellation of registration or academic suspension does not automatically release the Resident from the contract. Subletting by the Resident is not permitted. Students should submit their request to break their nine month housing contract by filling out the online "Request for Release" form located on our website. Residents who are permitted to break their housing contract will be subject to a penalty.”
As discussed above, there is a form available here if you wish to submit a request to break your contract. If you are approved by our office to break your contract, in most cases a housing penalty equivalent to one month's rent will still be assessed for all upperclassmen.
Freshmen Only: Furthermore, your contract explains the residential requirements governing freshmen, and it reads:
“RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: All first year Freshmen are required to live on campus. Students may apply for an exception if they: live within a 45 mile radius, are married and / or have a child(ren), have medical condition preventing them from living in a campus environment.”
Freshmen requesting to be released from Housing must remember that they are required to live on campus for one academic year. Freshmen withdrawing from housing will be assessed a penalty for terminating your contract. Penalty charges will be the equivalent to the remaining monies due on your housing contract for the academic year. If you have any questions, please call us so we can provide any additional information you may need to make an informed decision: (423) 425-4304.