Residence Life & Housing

Policies and Procedures

Housing Application and Deposit:
All new students requesting campus housing should complete the following:

  • Submit a completed Residence Hall Application form to the Admissions Office.
  • Housing deposit amounts: New students = $250        Returning students = $50. After deadline = $250
  • Submit a copy of the immunization forms, including tuberculosis tests and meningitis shots

Selecting a room
Once the above items have been submitted, new students are encouraged to contact the Office of Residence Life at (800) 277-7020 ext. 1357 to discuss room options and availability.

Residential Policy
All Piedmont College students must live in the residence halls except the following:

  • Married, divorced, or widowed students or students with dependents. Because of the limited housing space, we do not usually allow for couples to live on campus.
  • Students living at the primary residence of their parents or legal guardian in Habersham, Banks, Hall, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, or White counties (with the exception of student athletes).
  • Students who are 21 years of age on the first day of registration for the fall term (with the exception of athletes).

ALL Piedmont College athletes are required to live on campus.

Commuting
All students are invited to share in the residential experience here at Piedmont College. But we do understand that under certain situations students prefer to commute. We do ask that any changes in the on-campus living arrangements status be approved in advance by the Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions. We ask that students living on campus not move off campus during the regular academic year, except in cases where there is a change in marital status. Other exceptions may be allowed in unusual circumstances with the prior approval of the Dean of Student Affairs and Financial Aid. Before considering commuting, we ask our students to consider the following:

  • Are my scholarships requiring me to live on-campus? A change in status normally means loss of scholarship.
  • Will I miss the on-campus atmosphere?
  • Will I still be able to be involved on campus?

Hall & Room Assignments
How do we assign student rooms? We assign students rooms based on available spaces according to the date when the Residence Hall Application and deposit are received and on the number of credit hours accumulated. Room assignments are made without regard to race, color, creed or national origin. All roommate requests must be mutual. Every attempt will be made to honor roommate requests, but they are not guaranteed. Piedmont prides itself on making every effort to match students with roommates who share like interests and hopes to create life-long relationships.

How are rooms assigned after my freshmen year? Current students will be allowed to choose their fall residence hall placement during the Spring Semester. A $100 fee is required, prior to sign up, and will be applied to the Fall housing charges. If the room assignment is cancelled any time prior to taking occupancy, the housing fee will be forfeited to the college.

What happens if my roommate leaves? In the case that a vacancy occurs in a room/suite, the student who remains agrees to accept an assigned roommate or move to another room upon request of the College. Where there is a vacant space, the room must be maintained by the occupant in a manner that will allow another student to move in immediately.

The College reserves the right to assign students to temporary accommodations in the event that regular rooms are not available or maintenance issues develop. Students who accept a temporary assignment do so understanding that they may have to share a living space with a new occupant at any time or that they may be reassigned rooms.

2013-14 Housing Contract
Students can download the 2013-14 Housing Contract.