411 on Dorm Life
Roommates are chosen by reviewing your personality traits and those of other new students. The residence hall application forms give us information on your living habits, likes/dislikes and preferences. As an upperclass student, you can pick your own roommate.
Every room has four standard items: a bed, desk, chair and closet or wardrobe. You can make yourself at home by bringing a few items – within reason. Find our “within reason” list here!
Lofting materials can be purchased through Doane's vendor for Frees, Hansen, Sheldon and Smith Halls.
Kitchen & Laundry Facilities
All halls have kitchens with microwaves, ovens and refrigerators. Halls also have pay laundry facilities that take either quarters or pre-paid cards.
Fire & Weather Safety
Smoke detectors and sprinkler systems are installed in all student rooms, hallways and public areas in accordance with state building codes. Evacuation plans are clearly posted in every building and drills are scheduled regularly. Emergency shelters are available in halls and across campus and are clearly marked.
Trained staff serve as Residence Directors and oversee each hall with the help of upperclass students who act as Resident Assistants.
For safety, our residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. Students can access their own hall using their ID cards, and all students have access to some of the amenities in our halls during visitation hours.
All halls (and campus buildings) are smoke-free.
Cable, Phone & Internet
All rooms have basic cable and phone service. There is wireless Internet and network service.
Please contact your Admission Counselor or the Office of Admission for your housing application form.
No Pets Allowed
The only exception is small fish (no reptiles).
Students may have guests over, but overnight guests must register with the Resident Assistant on duty.