Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about living on campus? We’ve got answers.
Q: Should I wait until obtaining information from other schools before sending back my application?
A: No. You can submit you housing application while you wait to hear from other schools. We recommend that students submit their housing application and housing deposit as soon as possible as space is limited within our residential facilities.
Q: Can I request my roommate as a first-year student?
A: Yes. When completing the Housing Application students are also required to create a profile in our roommate matching software (eRezLife). This allows for residents to match with friends, create roommate groups to live together and select their roommates for the upcoming year.
Q: Can I change roommates after one has been assigned to me?
A: No. Once assignments have been sent out we do not allow for changes to occur. Residents are able to change their roommate groupings up until assignments are sent out. Once the academic year starts, a room change request timeframe will open to allow for residents to change rooms. This takes place around 3 weeks into the semester.
Q: Where do first-year students live?
A: First-Year students will live in Mystic Hall which provides the opportunity for double or triple occupancy rooms. The other option available is Purcell Hall which offers double occupancy rooms that share a bathroom with a second double occupancy room.
Q: What is a suitemate?
A: Suitemates are students who share a communal space, such as a bathroom with another room. There are no suitemates in Mystic Hall, but there are suitemates in Purcell Hall.
Q: Are there residence halls specifically for athletes?
A: No. Athletes and non-athletes live in the same residential facilities. Students are able to create roommate groupings to live with other athletes and friends.
Q: Is there an age limit to live on campus?
A: Yes. Residential students must be 18 years of age prior to moving onto campus. Students under the age of 18 must have parental consent and approval from the Director of Residential Living to reside on campus. Students above the age of 24 will also need to seek approval to live on campus from the Director of Residential Living prior to a housing assignment being created.
Q: What is RA and an AD?
A: Resident Assistants (RAs) are undergraduate or graduate students who live in the residential facilities and are responsible for / serve as as a resource, community builder, mediator and policy enforcer to ensure a safe and positive living environment for students. Assistant / Associate Directors (ADs) are full-time professional staff members who live on campus and oversee the RAs and specific residential communities.
Q: Where do I wash my clothes?
A: All residential facilities come with free laundry. These facilities are located in different locations within each building.
Q: Can I bring my car my first year?
A: Yes. Students must register their vehicle with Campus Police prior to arriving to campus. This service is free of charge, however there is designated parking lots and ticketing guidelines.
Q: Do students have a curfew?
A: No. While there is no curfew, the residential facilities do have quiet hours that are in effect each day from 10PM to 8am and courtesy hour 24/7. During Finals week, 24 hours quiet hours are enforced through all residence halls. Students are also required to follow the visitation policies set forth by the University.