- Are pets allowed?
Only fish in a tank no larger than 10 gallons are allowed. ADA service animals are allowed. Emotional support animals, approved by the Disability Resource Center, may be permitted. Other animals are not permitted inside the Residence Halls/Apartments.
- Where can I check in?
Please report to your complex office when you arrive to complete necessary paperwork. Resident Assistants (RAs) 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; however, you will need to bring bedding:
- Extra-long twin (36" x 80") for Boling, Johnson Obear, Lockmiller, and Stagmaier
- Full for most private rooms in Guerry, Decosimo, Stophel, Walker, and UC Foundation, as well as 2-person rooms in Lockmiller.
- Check Manage My Housing to verify your bed size.
- Regular twin for shared rooms in Guerry
Things to coordinate with roommates:
- Small kitchen appliances, such as a toaster, coffee maker, toaster oven, and microwave oven (for Johnson Obear, Boling, Lockmiller, and Stagmaier only)
- Pots, pans, dishes, and other cookware
- Living room and bedroom TVs
- Shower curtains and rings (Curtain Rod is provided)
- Cleaning supplies, such as a vacuum cleaner, mop, broom, disinfectant, etc.
- Towels & Bathmats
- Laundry Basket
- Additional Bedding
- Bike and Bike Lock
- Safe or Lockbox
- Glade/Febreze Plug-Ins
- Command Hooks
- Spring Rods for Curtains
- 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, mini-fridges, 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 to verify.
Please do not use 2-sided sticky tapes for personalizing of your room. For Guerry, Decosimo, Stophel, Walker, UCF, West Campus, and Palmetto; you may use small nails. 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 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.
- 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?
All freshmen and sophomores that live on-campus are required to have a meal plan, while juniors and seniors may choose to not have a meal plan.
- Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status is based on your current credit hours earned. If your credit hours change after a semester ends resulting in your classification changing, you may log in to Manage My Housing to update your meal plan preference.
- The university classifies undergraduate students as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors according to the number of credit hours the student has completed. The list below represents the relation between class standing and semester hours completed:
- Freshman: 0-29 semester hours
- Sophomore: 30-59 semester hours
- Junior: 60-89 semester hours
- Senior: 90+ semester hours
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- 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 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), or have medical condition preventing them from living in a campus environment.
Once a freshmen student has moved into on-campus housing, they are required to live on campus for that academic year. Freshmen withdrawing from housing will be assessed a fee for terminating your contract. Fee 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?
Log in to Manage My Housing and complete the Residency Exception Form.
- If I am completing a Residency Exception Form, do I need to provide proof?
Yes. If you are married, please send the Housing Office a copy of your marriage license. If you have children, please send the Housing Office a copy of your child(ren)'s birth certificate. If you have a medical condition, please have your medical practitioner submit a letter stating your condition(s) and why campus living is not appropriate.