Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some answers to many frequently asked questions. If you can't find your answers here, or need clarification that you can't find elsewhere on our webpages, please feel free to contact the Residential Life Office.We also recommend careful review of information provided on our page entitled "Policies and Procedures".

Questions About Roommates

Questions About Rooms

Questions About College Apartments/The Commons

Questions About Policies

Questions About Campus Living in General

I still have a question or questions that are not addressed in the above sections.

We would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Feel free to send an e-mail to reslife@lycoming.edu and we'll be happy to reply.

Questions About Roommates

Who picks my roommate?

If you are a first year student and don't have someone specific in mind, you will be matched to a roommate by a professional staff member in the Residential Life Office. Your responses from the Housing Agreement will be used to match you with another person based on your expressed preferences (i.e., do you smoke, how do you feel about alcohol, how do you feel about a messy room, etc.). Similarly, if you are a transfer student or re-admitted student, we check your Housing Agreement to verify if you have requested a specific person. If not, then we match you with another person based on your expressed preferences. Lastly, if you are a currently enrolled returning student you will choose your roommate(s) during the room selection process (Housing Lottery) in the spring semester. However, if you do not participate in the room selection process we will work with you to match you with another student based on your expressed preferences.

Do I have to have a roommate? Are singles available?

We believe that the College experience is richer and more valuable if students live on campus and, at Lycoming, that means possibly sharing a room with one or more roommates. Single room housing is available to upperclass students in Forrest Hall. There is an additional fee for a single room and application for these rooms is part of the annual housing selection process (Housing Lottery.)

What if I know who I want as my roommate?

If you are a new student and know who you want as a roommate, you must indicate who that person is on your Housing Agreement or on paperwork provided to you during the orientation session you attend. Additionally, make sure that person puts you down as their preference on their own Housing Agreement or orientation paperwork. Requests must be mutual to be honored. Returning students have the opportunity to select a roommate and housing each spring during the housing selection process (Housing Lottery.)

When will I be be able to see my campus housing information (name of my roommate, hall, and room)?

Housing assignment information should be available by early to mid-August and can be accessed online using WebAdvisor. Note: for a period of time in July, while new students are being assigned housing, access to this information will not be visable.

What if I don't like my roommate? How will I get another one?

While most students live well together, there are times when roommates do not get along. In these circumstances, students are encouraged to turn to their Resident Advisor for assistance. Additional resources include the Student Life Coordinator and other staff in the Residential Life Office. Several documents are available such as a roommate lifestyle survey and booklets that may provide insight to the challenges you face. A room change is usually the last resort, taken only when it is clear that the roommates are unable to live together successfully. All room changes must be coordinated with assistance from your RA and/or SLC and are restricted by space-available issues.

Questions About Rooms

What are the dimensions of my campus residence? What are the size(s) of the window(s)? If I want a rug, what size?

Precise floor plans for specific campus residences are not available. However, you can find basic information regarding approximate room, window and maximum rug size by going to the Campus Housing link and selecting your campus residence.

What will be provided in my room?

In each Residence Hall room, the College provides the following/student/room:

  • 1 XL twin (46x80) bed mattress on a frame (most are bunkable and adjust for 18 to 24 inches of under bed clearance)
  • 1 Desk
  • 1 Desk chair
  • 1 wardrobe/closet space (in some rooms a larger walk-in closet space may be shared by 2 or more students)
  • 1 dresser (2-5 drawer; overall storage space is the same, the number of drawers may vary)
  • Room darkening window shades on all windows

Shower curtains are provided in single, shared and community bathrooms; Students in rooms with single or shared baths (Crever, Forrest, Rich, Williams) are welcome to personalize the bathroom by bringing their own shower curtain - and bath mats. Note: the College does not provide bath mats and the curtain provided by the College must be replaced when the room is vacated.

All furniture that the College provides must be intact and in the room when a student checks out. If a chair or bed frame is removed or disassembled to accommodate personal furniture at the beginning of a semester/year, it must be reassembled and replaced when the student leaves campus. College staff will not bunk or un-bunk beds for residents, however, students wishing to bunk their beds should be able to find "bunk pins" in their desk/dresser drawers or may pick them up in the Residential Life Office.

What should I bring or not bring to my campus residence?

In general, you should bring some or all of the following: items that you need on a day-to-day basis, academic support materials and things that are personally important to you. Other things you may want to have that the College does not provide in campus residences are somewhat up to personal preference. We get a lot of questions about what students may bring in terms of electrical items. While most electrical items you use at home are suitable for use on campus, some items or duplicates of items in residences are prohibited. In addition to prohibited electrical items, there are other items that you should not bring to your campus residence. Prohibited items will be confiscated by College staff and disciplinary action may result.

For your convenience and to make your shopping/packing easier we’ve compiled a list of items you might want/need to bring to campus. Please note, this list is not a comprehensive OR a must have list but simply suggestions. Remember also, that the College is not in an isolated area and there are plenty of places for you to pick up anything you may forget or find that you need after you arrive. Please see the last page of this list for items you should NOT bring to campus.

WHAT TO BRING/WHAT NOT TO BRING SHOPPING LIST

For more information about College and Residential Life Policies please see our Policies and Procedures webpage.

Do I need to purchase extra long sheets for my bed?

Beds in our campus residences have 46x80 twin mattresses. Extra-long sheets will fit on these mattresses. Residential Life has found a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have sheets that will fit the extra-long mattresses through the Residence Hall Linens program. Students will receive information in summer mailings about this program or you may find information on the Residence Hall Linens website . Proceeds from this program go to Residential Life Office and are used for programming in our campus residences.

Can I bring a loft?

The College does not provide, rent or sell loft beds, however you may bring a loft bed for your residence hall room. Loft beds are not permitted in apartment units but are permitted in The Commons. Click here for our complete Loft policy.

Can I bring a refrigerator? What about a microwave?

Each student room is allowed to have one compact refrigerator no greater than 200 watts or 1.3 amps. Each room/apartment is permitted to have one microwave that is no greater than 1.0 cubic feet or 1050 kilowatts.

What if I forgot to bring something? Where can I shop?

Below is a link to list of local businesses that are easily accessible from Lycoming College. This list is by no means comprehensive, and these businesses are not officially promoted by the College. We just thought it would be helpful in the event that a student needs (or wants) to shop after arriving at Lycoming. All are located within a 15 mile driving distance from campus and some are actually within walking distance. Even if a student doesn't have a car, all are on the local bus routes (including the mall) and all students have access to free River Valley Transit city bus service using their College ID. For bus route information see the River Valley Transit website .

"YOU DON'T NEED TO BUY AND PACK EVERYTHING!" - A where to shop list

Are the halls/apartments air conditioned?

No. With the exception of The Commons and a limited number of upperclass living spaces, campus housing is not air conditioned. It is advisable that you bring a fan. Students are not allowed to bring and install air conditioners without prior written approval. Students who need air conditioning due to a medical necessity must request Special Accommodations through an application process and provide official documentation for the need.

What services does the College provide in my residence hall/room?

Cleaning. Cleaning services for community, shared & private bathrooms and common areas (lounges, hallways, laundry rooms.) Trash removal from commons areas (trash/recycle rooms, lounges, bathrooms.) Residents are responsible for cleaning and emptying trash in their rooms and placing it in the proper receptacles in a designated trash/recycle room located in each hall. Receptacles are labeled accordingly.

Maintenance. Maintenance services are provided in the Residence Halls. Residents are responsible for reporting any emergency issues to Safety & Security and for submitting routine maintenance or repair requests through Web Advisor.

Appliances/Furniture. The College does not provide refrigerators or microwaves in Residence Halls (except in some community lounge/kitchen areas.) Loft bed units are not provided but are allowed in Residence Hall rooms. Please consult the Loft Policy for regulations regarding lofts. Most beds are bunkable with pins that can be found in the room or obtained from the Office of Residential Life. (Note: College staff will not bunk or unbunk the beds and will not store any bed parts that are not used in the loft.)

Bicycles. The College offers both outdoor and indoor storage for (non motorized) bikes. Keys to indoor bike storage (in Williams Hall) can be obtained from the Residential Life Office. Students must being their own locks (recommended for both indoor and outdoor storage areas.)

Telephone, Computer and Cable (TV) Network. Because technology in the world, and on campus, is ever changing we recommend you see the information provided on the ITS/Media Technology sections of the Lycoming website for the most current technology (phone, computer, cable) provisions in our residence hall rooms and apartments.

Where can I do my laundry?

Each residence hall is equipped with "card operated" washers and dryers which are located in one or more laundry rooms. Apartment/Commons residents also have access to a centrally located laundry area.

LAUNDRY MACHINES

  • All machines are front-loading and energy-efficient.

  • Residents are asked to purchase liquid laundry detergent with “he” (high efficiency) on the label.

  • For issues with the laundry machines, including the laundry card machine, residents are encouraged to contact Caldwell Gregory.

LAUNDRY CARDS

  • At the start of fall semester, each resident receives a laundry card which is programmed with $150 of credit which is to be used for the entire year. Each resident will be charged a $40 laundry fee per semester.

  • If a resident uses all of the credit on the card, s/he is welcome to add credit to the card at the laundry card machine on the second floor of Wertz Hall.

  • If a resident loses her/his laundry card or the cards stops working, students should contact the Office of Residential Life for information regarding replacement.

  • If a resident’s laundry card has credit left over at the end of the spring semester, that credit is not carried over to the academic year.

  • At the time of final departure from campus, residents are encouraged to turn in their laundry cards so that they can be recycled.

How do I get cable TV service?

Comcast Cable is the cable vendor in the Williamsport area. Basic cable service will be on when students move into their room. The fee is part of the technology fee. For information about the provisions of campus cable service see the Office of Media Technology.

How do I get connected to the campus computer network, ResNet?

All residence halls are fully wired for our Residential Computing Program. All incoming students are given a free e-mail account for the duration of their studies at Lycoming. Information Technology Services (ITS) hosts several workshops each semester to help students become familiar with the use of campus standard software.

Resident students can access any Internet based resource from his/her room on a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week basis via the Ethernet network after joining the Residential Networking Program (ResNet). Residents may join the ResNet program by following the steps as outlined in the ITS website under ResNet Access. Questions about residential computing should be directed to ITS, (570) 321-4150.

Do I have to find my own long distance telephone service?

No, the College offers long distance service and billing through the student account. To request this service, contact the Office of Telecommunications.

How can I hang posters and pictures on my walls?

Unfortunately we are unable to recommend a specific product or means for hanging items on campus residence walls. Residents should never use heavy duty adhesive products on any surfaces (ie.- duct tape, packing tape, glues, etc.) as they potentially cause paint damage and are difficult to clean/remove from surfaces. Any product, if used improperly, can be difficult to remove and may discolor or damage surfaces. Residents will be assessed repair costs for any permanent damage (i.e.- nail holes, paint/furniture damage) or any additional cleaning required in removing residue.

Questions About Apartments/The Commons

How can I become eligible to live in the College Apartments/The Commons?

The College Apartments and The Commons are available students with 76+ credits at the conclusion of Fall semester preceeding the Housing Lottery. Applicants must also have at least a 2.25 GPA and be in good disciplinary standing. Eligible students receive information regarding the availability each spring as part of the housing selection process and are invited to apply.

What will be provided in my apartment?

In common living space:

  • 1 “Soft seat” for each resident (a combination of sofa, love seat, chair(s)

  • 1 dining or bistro table and a minimum of two chairs (this varies from College apartments to the Commons and is based on # of residents)

  • 1 full size refrigerator (all units)

  • 1 stove/oven (College apartment units)

  • 1 cooktop (The Commons units)

  • Carpet (College apartments have some hardwood floors; Commons units have carpet in all spaces except bathroom and kitchen areas.)

  • Shower curtain

  • Window shades

In bedrooms:

  • 1 twin 46x80 bed mattress on a frame (most are bunkable* and adjust for 18 to 24 inches of under bed clearance)/resident

  • 1 Desk/resident

  • 1 Desk chair/resident

  • 1 wardrobe/closet minimum/bedroom

  • 1 dresser (2-5 drawer)/resident

  • Window shades

* Note: Bunking of beds and the use of lofts is prohibited in the older apartments units for safety reasons.

All furniture that the College provides must be intact and in the campus residence when a student checks out. If any furniture is disassembled or removed to accommodate personal furniture at the beginning of a semester/year, it must be reassembled and replaced when the student checks out.

What services do the College provide in my apartment?

Cleaning. Cleaning of all areas in apartment/Commons units is the sole responsibility of the residents. Unlike Residence Halls, custodial staff will not clean bathrooms. However, a supply of toilet paper is provided in the laundry area for which residents have access. Trash and recyclables must be removed by the residents and placed in bags in the receptacles provided by the College based on a collection schedule that is published in the Apartment/Commons brochure each year.

Maintenance. Maintenance services are provided in the Apartments/Commons. Residents are responsible for reporting any emergency issues to Safety & Security and for submitting routine maintenance requests through Web Advisor.

Appliances/Furniture. The College does not provide microwaves, cooking utensils, dishes or cleaning supplies in Apartments/Commons units. Loft bed units are not permitted in apartments but are allowed in the Commons. Please consult the Loft Policy for regulations regarding lofts. Most beds are bunkable with pins that can be obtained from the Office of Residential Life. (Note: College staff will not bunk or unbunk the beds.)

Bicycles. The College offers both outdoor and indoor storage for (non motorized) bikes. Keys to indoor bike storage (in Williams Hall) can be obtained from the Residential Life Office.) Students must bring their own locks (recommended for both indoor and outdoor storage areas.)

Telephone, Computer and Cable (TV) Network. Because technology in the world, and on campus, is ever changing we recommend you see the information provided on the ITS/Media Technology sections of the Lycoming website for the most current technology (phone, computer, cable) provisions in our residence hall rooms and apartments.

What should I bring or not bring to my Apartment/Commons Unit?

In general, you should bring some or all of the following: items that you need on a day-to-day basis, academic support materials and things that are personally important to you. Other things you may want to have that the College does not provide in campus residences are somewhat up to personal preference. We get a lot of questions about what students may bring in terms of electrical items. While most electrical items you use at home are suitable for use on campus, some items or duplicates of items in residences are prohibited. In addition to prohibited electrical items, there are other items that you should not bring to your campus residence. Prohibited items will be confiscated by College staff.

For your convenience and to make your shopping/packing easier we've compiled a list of items you might want/need to bring to campus. Please note, this list is not a comprehensive OR a must have list but simply suggestions. Remember also, that the College is not in an isolated area and there are plenty of places for you to pick up anything you may forget or find that you need after you arrive. Please see the last page of this list for items you should NOT bring to campus.

WHAT TO BRING/WHAT NOT TO BRING SHOPPING LIST FOR APARTMENTS/COMMONS

For more information about College and Residential Life Policies please see our Policies and Procedures webpage.

How do I get cable TV service?

Comcast Cable is the cable vendor in the Williamsport area. Cable service will be on when students move into their room. The fee is part of the technology fee. For information about the provisions of campus cable service see the Office of Media Technology.

How do I get connected to the campus computer network, ResNet?

All residence halls are fully wired for our Residential Computing Program. All incoming students are given a free e-mail account for the duration of their studies at Lycoming. Information Technology Services (ITS) hosts several workshops each semester to help students become familiar with the use of campus standard software.

Resident students can access any Internet based resource from his/her room on a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week basis via the Ethernet network after joining the Residential Networking Program (ResNet). Residents may join the ResNet program by following the steps as outlined in the ITS website under ResNet Access.

Questions about residential computing should be directed to ITS, (570) 321-4150.

Do I have to find my own long distance telephone service?

No, the College offers long distance service and billing through the student account. To request this service, contact the Office of Telecommunications.

Questions About Policies

What are the "guest policies"?

Guests are any person not assigned to the room and visits a hall, floor, room or Apartment sharing an activity or study time with a resident. Residents are accountable for the actions of their guests at all times and are expected to escort their guests while on campus. All students are expected to inform their guests of College and residence hall policies, and also of any standards of behavior specific to their floor. All non-student guests must be registered by the hosting student with the Department of Safety and Security regardless of the length of their visit. Students are cautioned against hosting minors (i.e., under eighteen) as guests. Refer to the Gatherings Policy for the maximum number of people permitted in a room/apartment.

Overnight guests (student and non-student) are permitted only with approval of all room/Apartment occupants* and for no longer than three nights in a seven day period. Having overnight guests during the week is discouraged to help provide a study environment. Cohabitation (an individual not assigned to a room/Apartment yet living there beyond guest guidelines) is not permitted.

A roommate has the right to deny another roommate or housemate permission to have a guest (student or non-student, staying a few hours or overnight). No student has the right to impose a guest or visitor on their roommate/housemate without their specific permission. If a student feels that another roommate/housemate is imposing his/her guests or friends on them, they should contact their RA, Student Life Coordinator, or any member of the Residential Life staff.

What if I have to come to campus early because of athletic training, choir, or another College commitment? What do I need to do to get permission?

If a student needs to arrive early (prior to official hall opening) because of athletic training, choir, or another official College purpose, a coach or advisor will notify the Office of Residential Life regarding who is arriving, when they are arriving, and why they are arriving. If a student is requesting Early Arrival for personal reasons*, information regarding the process will be published on the main Residential Life webpage under "Current News ". *Note: a specific fee per day may be applied to the student account if approval is granted for early arrival due to personal reasons.

What are quiet hours? When are they?

Quiet hours are defined as periods of time when noise is kept to a minimum on a residence hall floor. While exact times for quiet hours are decided upon collectively by residents on a floor, quiet hours must begin no later than 11 pm weekdays and end no earlier than 9 am. During the weekends, they must begin no later than 12 midnight and end no earlier than 9 am. During finals week, 24 hour quiet hours apply. Courtesy hours are in effect at all times in the residence halls. This means that each resident and his/her visitors have the responsibility to act with consideration toward residence hall community members who choose to study or sleep.

Can I smoke in the residence halls/apartments?

Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings including the Residence Halls, apartments and The Commons. See Campus Smoking Policy in the Student Handbook.

What is the College's alcohol policy? What happens if I violate it?

Lycoming College adheres to Pennsylvania State laws and prohibits the possession or consumption of alcohol by minors (under the age of 21). Students who are of legal drinking age may possess or consume alcohol within certain guidelines established to help students make responsible and adult choices concerning the role of alcohol in their lives.

Students should refer to The Student Policies Manual for a full and complete description of the alcohol polices and sanctions for violations.

How do I know what the other College policies are?

Your Resident Advisor will talk with you about some of the more common policies at the beginning of the academic year during your first Community Meeting. The Student Code of Conduct outlines policies that apply to all students regardless of where they are on campus (ie, in classrooms, on the quad, in the gym, in the residence halls). There are two sets of policies for residents (and their guests) that apply only in the residence halls. The first are Room Regulations which concern health, safety and property issues. Our Residence Hall Policies address behavioral issues like noise, smoking, and gatherings.

What happens if I get in trouble?

If you are involved in a situation where policies may have been violated, you will first have the opportunity to meet with a College staff member who is investigating the incident. S/he will talk with you about what happened and give you the opportunity to accept responsibility for any policy violations. Most cases are resolved at this level. If you decline to accept responsibility and the staff member has enough information to believe a violation occurred, then you will be referred for a disciplinary hearing. For detailed information about the process, please refer to the Student Code of Conduct.

If I do get in trouble, will you tell my parents?

It is good practice for students to have open communication with parents about the College experience and we always recommend that students talk to their parents about any involvement in the disciplinary process. Parents are routinely notified of student involvement in the disciplinary process if the student is found responsible for a second alcohol violation, faces a hearing with the All College Disciplinary Board, or is at risk of harming themselves or others.

Questions About Campus Living in General

How do I receive mail and what will my mailing address be?

The Lycoming College mailroom and student mailboxes are located on the second floor of Wertz Hall. For information on sending or receiving mail and student mailboxes, please see the Mail Services webpage. Important note: Students must have mail addressed to them at their campus mail address NOT a residence hall, room or apartment street address.

How do I replace a lost campus residence key? student ID?

If you have lost your room/apartment key or student ID, the first thing you should do after you have thoroughly searched your residence and anywhere you were is to check with the Office of Safety & Security to see if it has been turned in. If you think your key or ID was stolen, you should file a report with Safety & Security. If you have lost your key, once you have reported it to Security, you must contact the Office of Residential Life to have your lock(s) changed and new keys cut for the residence. The charge for this lock change (a minimum of $35/lock) and new keys (if applicable) will be posted to your student account. Please remember that you are required to turn in keys at semester/year end so waiting to report a loss only delays the inevitable. It is also unsafe to leave your door unlocked, so please report the loss and replace lost keys promptly.

If you have lost your student ID, you will need to contact Safety & Security for a replacement. The charge for replacement of your student ID will be posted to your student account.

How do I report things that are broken or not working in my room/apartment?

Any emergency/potentially dangerous issues should be reported immediately to the Office of Safety & Security at (570) 321-4911. For all other repairs to campus residences, residents are responsible for submitting an on-line Work Request through Web-Advisor.

Will I live with people of the opposite sex?

Only one gender is assigned to an individual residence hall room or a pair of adjoining rooms. If you live in Asbury, East, Wesley, or Skeath Halls--all of which are community bathroom buildings--you may have students of the opposite gender living down the hall or on another floor. Each community has it's own bathroom. If you live in Crever, Forrest, or Williams Halls, you will have students of the opposite gender living in rooms next to you or across the hall but you will only share a bathroom with same gender residents. Rich Hall houses all women. Only one gender is assigned to each College Apartment/Commons unit.

How safe is campus housing?

We consider our campus to be as safe as each person makes it. In other words, each of us has a responsibility to insure that we do not jeopardize others' safety by loaning keys or IDs, propping doors, or admitting unknown persons into campus residences. Information about criminal incidents can be accessed through the Department of Safety and Security.

Are there frequent thefts in campus housing? What should I do if something is stolen?

Unfortunately, there are some thefts each year. Most thefts occur when students fail to lock their campus residence or when students leave belongings unattended. So, remembering to lock doors at all times and not leaving belongings unattended is important. All thefts should be reported to the Department of Safety & Security immediately so that they can document the incident. The College does not carry insurance on students' belongings. Parents and students may wish to check their Homeowners insurance or obtain renter's insurance to cover loss to your belongings.

Are there lounges in the residence halls? Where can I study?

In Skeath Hall there is one main lounge that is used as study space, social space, and for community meetings. In Asbury, the main lounge is on the lower level. Wesley has one main lounge located in the lower level; Crever has a study lounge on the first floor and a tv lounge in the lower level; Rich has a main lounge on the first floor; Williams Hall has lounge on the second floor adjacent to the front entrance, another lounge in the center of the third floor and one smaller lounge on each floor. Forrest has two lounges, one on the first and one on the third floors. Greek floors in East Hall and Wesley (TKE) each have lounge space for their activities and meetings. Aside from these areas, students often utilize their own rooms, the Snowden Library, Pennington lounge in the Academic Center, Jack's Place or Burchfield Lounge in Wertz Hall and their favorite classroom, computer or or science lab space to get work done.

What is the LIFE floor?

The LIFE (Living In a substance Free Environment) floor is an upperclass living community committed to living in an environment free of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco products. The LIFE floor does not regulate residents' actions but rather prohibits substances from being kept, and/or consumed in the living area. This self-governing community is based on respect for others and responsibility for one's actions. LIFE floor members plan and participate in programs campus-wide and within their own living community. A staff member works with LIFE floor residents to assist them in fostering a living and learning community committed to the ideals of substance free housing. Students who are interested in living on the LIFE floor should contact the Office of Residential Life for information.

What is the Creative Arts (CAS) floor ?

The Creative Arts Society floor is an self-governing, upperclass living community which brings together students with an interest in the arts, including art, creative writing, theater and music. Creative Arts community members work with faculty advisors to share ideas and collaborate on programs to promote an awareness of the arts on campus. Students who are interested in living on the CAS floor should contact the Office of Residential Life for information.

What is a Student Life Coordinator? a Resident Assistant? What do they do?

The Student Life Coordinator is a professional staff member responsible for supervision of the paraprofessional staff (RAs) and oversees the development of strong residence hall communities for several residence halls. The Student Life Coordinator also assumes leadership responsibility for several functions within Residential Life and assumes responsibility for a collateral assignment in such areas as Career Development, Judicial Affairs, and our FYRST program for freshmen residents.

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student member of the Residential Life Staff. He or she is a full-time student who is responsible for the smooth functioning of one or more floors in a residence hall. In addition to handling many administrative tasks such as opening and closing the halls, check-in and check-out, maintenance reports, etc., the RA is there to help you and other residents as individuals and as members of the floor community. RAs go through an extensive training process and are good resources if you have any questions, problems, or concerns.

How do I select/change my meal plan?

Each year (including freshman) year, students complete an on-line housing agreement in which they select their meal plan for the coming year. Freshman students are required to participate in meal plan A for the entire first year and will only have that as an option.

Upperclass students who wish to make a change in their meal plan, may do so during the first two weeks of each semester only. Information regarding the meal plan change period will be sent via e-mail at the beginning of the semester. Information about current meal plans can be found on the Business Office webpage.

How do I select housing after freshman (first) year?

Each spring the Residential Life office conducts a campus housing selection process (Housing Lottery) for current students to select housing for the upcoming year.

Information about the specific process will be posted on the Residential Life webpage and advertised via e-mails and campus postings in order to notify students when the process is beginning.

Participation in the lottery requires students to do ALL of the following:

  • Pay the Enrollment Deposit by a designated deadline. The enrollment deposit serves as notice that a student plans to return and allows registration for the upcoming fall classes as well as participation in the housing lottery.
  • Reconcile ALL holds on the student account by a designated deadline. Reconciliation of the student account by the deadline will allow the student to be issued a lottery number and to complete the Housing Agreement.
  • Complete the on-line Housing agreement 24 hours prior to housing selection. Completion and submission of the housing agreement will allow the student to select housing and also allow the selected housing to be “officially” assigned.
  • Adhere to any application submission deadlines.
  • Attend (in person or by proxy) a specific lottery session, if required and according to the type of housing that is desired.

Students who are currently or planning to: study abroad, participate in an internship, or apply for re-admission to the College, must contact the Office of Residential Life for information regarding campus housing selection for their returning semester.