Student Room Information

Housing Placements
The Student Living Center is comprised primarily of single and double rooms, with a few triple rooms. Freshmen are assigned to double rooms with a roommate, though a few people will be assigned to a triple room. Sophomore and junior students are housed in single rooms, and select those rooms during the Housing Lottery hosted by the Office of Residential Life every March. Seniors and graduate students who choose to live on-campus are also housed in single rooms (graduate housing is not guaranteed).

 

Residential Areas
Student rooms are located on floors two through fourteen of the tower, and floors two through four of the quadrangle.  Each area provides residents with a furnished lounge that includes couches, tables, a microwave, and television, as well as separate male and female bathrooms. Most rooms in the Student Living Center are tiled, however, some rooms do have carpeting.

 

Items Provided in Rooms
All students are provided with a:

  • Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Desk Lamp
  • Chest of Drawers (3 large drawers)
  • Lofted Bed (with ladder and guardrail)
  • Smoke Detector
  • Towel Rack
  • Wall Light
  • Wardrobe (3 small drawers and a full-length mirror)
  • Wastebasket
  • Window Shades

Under no circumstances may any furniture be removed from student rooms, even if you are a single student in a double or triple room. Lounge furniture may also not be moved from lounges to student rooms. Moving furniture may result in fines and possible student conduct charges.

 

Items Prohibited in the Student Living Center
We know that residents often want to bring the conveniences and comforts of home along with them. Unfortunately, some of these comforts are prohibited because of safety and fire regulations.

Prohibited Items

  • Couches, chairs, or futons not provided by the University
  • Candles, lanterns, lamps, or any other item that produce an open flame
  • Tobacco, incense, or any other item that burns or smolders when used
  • All flammable materials (gas, lighter fluid, charcoal, propane, solvents, etc.)
  • All items powered by combustible fuels (such as motorcycles)
  • All fireworks, explosives, etc.
  • All corrosive (or poisonous) chemicals and hazardous materials
  • All lightweight extension cords or multi-plug outlet adapters
  • Heavy weight power strips or extension cords without safety circuit breakers
  • Flexible (twisty) power strips
  • Multiple approved power strips connected together (“chaining”)
  • Curtains/drapes
  • Anything covering ceilings (tapestries, banners, posters, nets, etc.)
  • All decorations covering more than 20% of walls
  • Tapestries, banners, posters or other combustible materials
  • Crepe paper, plastic or Mylar decorations, ribbons, streamers, etc.
  • Combustible materials as door decorations covering more than 20% of doors
  • Runners, door mats, or other combustible floor coverings in hallways
  • All standard and rope type decorative string lighting
  • Cinder block bed risers
  • Weapons including firearms, ammunition, knives, etc.

Prohibited Appliances

  • George Foreman grills or similar cooking appliances
  • Toasters, portable or toaster ovens, smokeless indoor grills, etc.
  • Hotplates, electric skillets, crock pots, rice cookers etc.
  • Microwaves (including combination units and those with broiling elements)
  • Submersion coil water heaters
  • BBQ grills or open flame devices (charcoal, gas or other fuel)
  • Lighting that has an upward facing lamp
  • Lighting that has movable octopus arms so that lamp can be faced upward
  • Lava lamps
  • Non-UL safety approved electric powered appliances
  • All portable heating devices (space heaters of any type)

If it is discovered that you have any of these prohibited items, Residential Life staff will confiscate the items. Possession of these items may result in fines and possible student conduct charges.

 

Items Suggested to Bring to the Student Living Center
You’ve got a room waiting for you in the Student Living Center, but it is up to you to make it a home! Below is a list of items we suggest that you bring:

  • Alarm Clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bedspread
  • Bed Linen (extra-long twin; 36″ x 80″)
  • Bicycle (limited storage is available for a fee)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Desk Supplies
  • Dishes (cups, plates, silverware, etc.)
  • Fan
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Hangers
  • Humidifier
  • Iron
  • Lamp (Click here for important lamp information)
  • Laundry Supplies (basket, detergent, etc.)
  • Mattress Cover
  • Pictures
  • Pillows
  • Plants
  • Sewing Kit
  • Storage Crates
  • Refrigerator (no larger than 4.5 cu. ft.)
  • Shower Shoes
  • Stationary/Stamps
  • Stereo
  • Toiletries
  • Toiletries Caddy
  • Towels
  • UL Rated Power Strip (with circuit breaker)
  • Umbrella
 

Insurance for Belongings
Students’ personal property brought to the University is not covered for damage or loss by the University’s insurance. We strongly suggest you review your parents’ homeowner’s insurance to determine what is covered by that policy or can be covered with a rider to that policy. Specifically review theft of your property because many policies may cover damage but not loss.