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New Students

Need to know

Housing Timeline

  • Receive an acceptance letter from Admissions Office.
  • Pay the $200 admission deposit.
  • Receive a postcard with housing instructions for myRedDragon beginning May 2.
  • Fill out and submit Housing Preference Form (View Instructions) via myRedDragon within 30 days of receipt of housing postcard.
  • If you are requesting housing accommodations, you must provide medical documentation by July 1.
  • Housing assignment and roommate information is available on myRedDragon Aug. 1.

General Housing Information

  • Freshmen, including freshmen transfers, are assigned to live in a room with freshmen, even in mixed halls.
  • Transfers are assigned to live with either another transfer student or a returning student.
  • You can request roommates on your Housing Preference Form if you meet the May 31 deadline.
  • Room charges include cable TV, Internet, voice mail and local phone service.
  • Student resident assistants (RAs) and professional residence hall directors (RHDs) are available for support in each residence hall.
  • Returning students are not guaranteed housing their junior and senior years; housing will be determined on a space available basis and whether the posted housing deadlines are met.
  • It is anticipated that some freshmen will be tripled for the fall semester.
  • Housing assignments and tripling are based on a combination of the date the admission deposit is paid, the date the Housing Preference Form is received, and special interest and roommate requests.

Housing Requirements

  • All new freshmen are required to live on campus for four semesters or two full years.
  • All new transfers are required to live on campus for two semesters or one full year.

Automatic approval to live off campus

  • You are over the age of 21 by September or January of the semester you begin classes
  • You commute from home (60-mile maximum)
  • You are married
  • You are a veteran

Do you meet any of the criteria? If so, complete the Off Campus Approval form (PDF).

What to Expect...

...from your residence hall community

You are a member of your residence hall community. We believe a residence hall is more than a place for a break from classes; it is a vibrant and active community — the center for student life. We encourage you to develop an awareness of the many opportunities that this presents and challenge you to take advantage of this setting to increase your leadership abilities and social development.

It is important that each resident's actions contribute to the development of a strong, safe, positive community within the residence hall. As a community member, you are expected to contribute in a positive manner.

Advantages to Living on Campus

  • Greater satisfaction with the college experience
  • Higher grades than off-campus students
  • Greater accessibility for participation in educational and recreational activities
  • Exposure to different cultures and lifestyles
  • Contact with more students
  • A stronger connection to campus

Room Layout

The illustration below shows the basic room layout for most residence hall double rooms. The closets are generally built in and cannot be moved, except for closets in Alger, Clark, Glass Tower, Higgins and Whitaker halls.

Typical room layout

To view the approximate room dimensions, visit the the individual residence hall pages.

For more information regarding residence hall rooms, please visit the FAQ or the individual residence hall pages.