While every effort will be made to meet a resident’s preference, the University reserves the right to make all assignments of rooms and roommates and does so without regard to age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
What’s in your room
Room Features and Furnishings
All residential rooms include the following for each resident:
• Extra-long twin bed (36” x 80”)
• Desk and desk chair
• Dresser and/or wardrobe
• Cable television connection
• Phone line and voicemail
• Data port for internet and network connection
What to bring
• Alarm clock
• Bed linens (extra-long sheets fit best)
• Blanket, comforter and pillows
• Cleaning supplies
• Desk lamp
• Laundry basket and supplies
Things to Consider Bringing
• Air conditioners
• Halogen lamps and sunlamps
• Hot plates, heating coils
• Microwave ovens (except in townhouses and apartments)
• Open-flame items such as candles and incense
• Pets (except for small fish)
• Toaster ovens
Refrigerator and MicroFridge Program
During the summer months, students receive rental information for refrigerators and refrigerator/microwave combination units through a non-University vendor. Refrigerators are available in a small refrigerator unit or a combination unit containing a refrigerator, freezer and microwave. Residents also have the option to bring their own refrigerator unit up to 4.3 cubic feet in size, but may only have microwaves offered through the rental program. Rooms are only permitted one refrigerator per room. Residents in 4 – 5 person rooms may have two 4.3 cubic feet refrigerators.
Residents of the Townhouses and Independence Plaza may bring their own microwave up to .6 cubic feet in size with a maximum of 700W cook and 300W defrost capability.
Turn your room into a comforting home away from home with the Residence Hall Linens program. The Office of Residence Life has partnered with Residence Hall Linens for several years to provide our students and families with a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have everything you need for life on campus. The extra long sheets and bedding products are guaranteed to fit all of the beds on campus, and there are matching towels and even storage items available to help make the transition to college life easier. All products are guaranteed until graduation, and shipping is free for all Value Pak orders. The Office of Residence Life receives proceeds from every order placed through this program. Parents and students who have taken advantage of this opportunity in previous years recommend placing your order early, since popular colors and patterns can sell out quickly. Please visit the RHL website http://www.rhl.org/pct or call (800) 957-4338.
Students may bring their own carpet or purchase one through the University vendor. The information from the vendor will include the recommended size for each room. If a carpet is pre-purchased, the carpet will be delivered to the room prior to move in day.
Cars on Campus
Only students with 30 or more credits may have a car on campus. Parking on Main Campus is limited; students living on Main Campus may be required to park in the Ravenhill parking area.
The University works with a vendor that provides safes for students to rent or purchase. These safes are not installed in the room but are secured via a cable.
The University does not provide storage for students at any time. Any summer storage should be arranged by the student on his/her own. The Office of Residence Life can provide information about local storage companies.
The University provides each student with an individual campus mailbox. Please refer to the Student Handbook available online for specific information and services.
The University provides each student with an individual email account and voicemail box in their residence area. For more specific information regarding on-campus technology and computer-network services, please refer to the Office of Information Technology brochure and the Student Handbook.