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Future Student FAQs

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

Things to coordinate with roommates:

  • Small kitchen appliances: toaster, coffee maker, toaster oven, etc.
  • Pots, pans and dishes
  • Living room and bedroom TV's (QAM tuner is required for new cable system)
  • Shower curtains
  • Decorations
  • Cleaning supplies: vacuum, mop, broom, disinfectants, etc.

Other Items:

  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Laundry Basket

Optional Items:

  • Bike and Bike Lock
  • Safe/Lock box
  • Curtains
  • Glade Plug Ins
  • Command Hooks
  • Spring rod for curtains

 

What stuff 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 or candle warmers, large knives (kitchen knives only), hookahs, fireworks, 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 “tough tack”.

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.

How many choices do I have on leasing terms?

All leases by default are 9 month (academic year) leases. Spring only option will be available to select in late November or early December.

Do I get to pick my room and roommates?

Current students may pull-in roommates during the room selection period. Incoming Freshmen go through auto-assignment where the computer assigns a room based on the information submitted on your housing application. Building and roommate preferences are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.

Is married and/or family housing available?

At this time we do not offer married/family housing. Please reference our Living Off-Campus link, under Current residents for local housing options in the area. 

How do I get a room?

All students wanting to live on campus will need to log in to "Manage My Housing", complete the appropriate application and pay the appropriate fees. Please reference the Guides on the Housing Home Page for specific information. 

If I live on campus am I required to have a meal plan?

Yes. All students that live on campus are required to have a meal plan.

Click here for details

Are all freshmen required to live on campus?

Yes. While it is advisable for every freshmen student to live on campus, exceptions to the requirement can be made under the following circumstances.

  • Students that are living at home with a parent/guardian and live within 45 miles from campus while attending UTC as a freshman.
  • Those students who are married while attending UTC as a freshman.
  • Students that have dependent children living with them while attending UTC as a freshman.
  • Students that suffer with a medical condition(s) that makes campus living an unrealistic option.

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.

If I meet one of the exception criteria, what should I do?

Under Online Services, click on the Residency Exception Form Requirement. Complete and submit the form.

If I am completing a Residency Exception Form, do I need proof?

Yes. If you are married, please send the Housing Office a copy of your marriage license.  If you have a child(ren), please send the Housing Office a copy of your child(ren) birth certificate.  If you have a medical condition, please have your medical practitioner submit a letter stating you condition(s) and why campus living is not appropriate.

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