Every college student hopes to enjoy a positive experience living within the campus community. Life in the residence halls is rich with opportunities for interpersonal relationships and personal growth. Living in a residence hall supplements classroom learning by providing an educational environment which allows students to learn the benefit of living independently and in cooperation with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
The Office of Residence Life is located in the Student Services Area of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. This office is responsible for assigning all residence hall rooms and roommates on campus and overseeing the operational aspect of each of the residence halls and houses on campus. This is also the office that a student would go to if they lost their room (or campus house) keys.
Bed linens - twin size (extra long sheets are recommended)
Towels and washcloths
Bucket or some sort of carrier to hold your bathroom items
Sandals or slippers (to walk to the bathroom and for showers)
Personal items (soap, mirror, toiletries, etc.)
Laundry detergent/dryer sheets and laundry basket or bag iron (ironing boards are available in some residence halls)
Basic cleaning needs (cleaner, paper towels, etc.)
Desk lamp/study lamp
School supplies (paper, pens, scissors, tape, stapler, notebooks, etc.)
First aid items (bandages, aspirin, and any necessary medications)
Umbrella and rain gear
Strong keychain (Bookstore has key chains with ID holders which are ideal)
Power strip/surge protector
Refrigerator (no larger than 4.0 cubic ft.)
Bicycle and bicycle lock
Carpeting or rugs for your floor
Hot pots or coffee makers (NOT hot plates)
Sports equipment and various games (board games, cards, etc.)
Dry erase board for room door
Small sewing kit
Room decorating items (plants, etc.)
Students planning on living on campus must visit My Housingand in the Applications menu, choose and complete the New Student Housing Application.
Housing assignments cannot be completed until the Student Housing Application has been submitted. This application is used in making room assignments, so it is important to be as complete and accurate as possible about living habits and personal interests. The residence hall preferences listed are only preferences. Although we try to assign students' first or second choice, we cannot guarantee this.
Students can also use this system to look for a roommate or to make a specific roommate request after both you and your desired roommate have completed the form. To do this, you will go to the “Room Selection” across the top and then choose “Roommates/Suitemates” from the drop-down menu. If you know who you want to live with already, you can search for them by name in “Simple Roommate Search.” Alternatively, you can use the “Advanced Roommate Search” and look for other people who have completed the form with similar answers. From among those results, then, you can request someone to be your roommate. In either case, as long as that person confirms your request by July 15, then you will be roommates.
You will be notified of your room and roommate assignment via email by the first week of August.
Housing for Official Breaks
Housing will be available for students who stay on campus during the winter and summer vacation. During all breaks in the academic year (fall break, winter break, and spring break), international students who properly notify the Office of Residence Life are permitted to remain in their rooms.
During summer vacation period, the cost for housing in the summer residence halls is approximately $110.00 per week.
STORAGE OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS
At the end of each school year, Mount Union students may store their personal effects in designated storage areas. Please contact the International Student Services office at least seven days prior to the date on which you would like to move your belongings into a storage area. The University of Mount Union is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items from storage rooms by theft, fire or other causes. We recommend that you do not leave electronics or other valuable items in storage. Storage rooms are not able to accommodate large items such as sofas.
Students are encouraged to go to their Community Educator or Resident Director with any maintenance problems, roommate issues, or personal concerns that they may encounter. Those issues are then funneled through the office for proper resolution. With regard to maintenance issues, the Office of Residence Life acts as a liaison tothe PhysicalPlant on behalf of the student by reporting and tracking all maintenance issues. With regard to roommate issues, only after speaking to appropriate residence hall staff will students be able to request a room change. Forms may be picked up at the Office of Residence Life but will require your Resident Director's signature.
After business hours, any student with an immediate residence life issue or concern may contact the Resident Director on Duty. Resident Director Duty schedules and phone numbers should be posted in your hall or house. If that person is not in their apartment, there will be a cell phone number that you may use to contact him/her.
COMMUNITY EDUCATOR (CE)
The Community Educator (CE) is a live-in student staff member of the Office of Residence Life. The Community Educator is responsible for promoting a positive living and learning environment by advancing community, academic excellence, diversity awareness, wellness, and meaningful relationships.
The Community Educator is responsible for assisting students individually and in groups. The Community Educator's primary role is to facilitate the creation of a positive environment on an assigned floor or house that supports students' academic and personal success. In order for this environment to develop, Community Educators must make significant connections with their residents, help residents know each other, and connect residents to the resources and opportunities of the campus community. Some strategies for success will include maintaining individual and group contact, possessing a thorough knowledge of campus resources, and responding to community and individual concern.
ASSISTANT RESIDENT MANAGER (ARM)
The Assistant Resident Manager (ARM) is a live-in student staff member of the Office of Residence Life, responsible for promoting a positive living and learning environment by advancing community, academic excellence, diversity awareness, wellness, and meaningful relationships. The ARM is responsible for assisting students individually and in groups. The ARM’s primary role is to facilitate the creation of a positive environment within the apartment complex that supports students’ academic and personal success.
ASSISTANT RESIDENT DIRECTOR (ARD)
The Assistant Resident Director is a member of the Student Affairs staff and reports to an Assistant Director of Residence Life or Resident Director. The Assistant Resident Director is an experienced member of the student staff assigned to live in a hall which does not have a Resident Director in residence in that hall. The (ARD) is responsible for the administration of a residential area of campus that houses up to 160 students, and the indirect supervision the student staff who reside in that area.