Menu Flyout


When can I move in?

Students are able to move into the residence halls 24 hours prior to classes beginning. For fall 2012, move-in day is 8am-12pm Sunday, August 12th for fall athletes. New students may move in 8am-12pm Thursday, August 23rd.  Returning students may move in 8am-12pm Sunday, August 26th at 8am.

When do I have to move out?

Students must be out of the residence halls 24 hours after their last final exam of each term. Proper check-out procedures must be followed. A list of these procedures is found in the Student Handbook.

What can I bring to campus?

Beds, desks, chairs, study lamps, and closet/drawer space are provided in each room. You may want to bring items from home and collaborate with your roommate about what will give your room a more personal feeling. Click here for a list of recommended items to bring with you to campus.

How can I get involved in my Residence Hall?

Doane College offers multiple opportunities for you to give back to the community, but if serving in the Residence Halls in particular is what interests you, Hall Council promises to be the best avenue.  Most Hall Councils meet once a month and consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and several Members at Large.  They oversee programming in the halls in conjunction with ResLife staff and contribute to building improvements.  Check with your RA or RD for more information. A second option for involvement is becoming a Resident Assistant.  Be on the lookout for the application process starting early Spring Semester!


What if I don't like my roommate? Can I change rooms?

Changes in room assignments will be granted for a two-week period each semester. At any other time, changes will carry a $75 room change/processing fee. Contact your RA/RD to change rooms.

What holiday decorations are allowed in the rooms?

Enjoy the holiday season, but remember to be safe as well. Due to concerns in regards to Fire Safety the following items are prohibited in Residence Halls.

    1. Live trees
    2. Extension cords
    3. Holiday lights that are not UL approved
    4. Candles

Safety Tips:

    1. Turn off all holiday lights when you are leaving your room or are going to sleep.
    2. Don't utilize lights that interfere with a door opening or shutting.
    3. If you are baking, use a timer so you don't forget something in the oven.
    4. Decorations and trees must not cover fire extinguishers, exit signs, exit doors, etc., or negate the purpose of these devices. Be sure all corridors and exits are clear and available for routine use.
    5. Take decorations down after the holidays and dispose of them properly or store them in a safe place.

Additional questions may be answered by accessing the Student Handbook and referring to the residence life section, or by contacting the Residence Life Office at