UMU Residence Life
Information for New Students
The Office of Residence Life would like to welcome you to our campus. Mount Union offers a variety of residential options to students. The University has 10 residence halls, each with their own unique appeal and amenities. There are 7 traditional style residence halls and three residence halls which are built in a suite-style, with 2 adjoining rooms sharing a connecting bathroom. These halls range from historic Miller and Elliott halls, built in 1866 and 1913 respectively, to Shields, Bica-Ross and Hoiles-Peterson halls, all built within the last fifteen years. Shields is the newest residence hall, completed in 1999. In addition, upper-class students have the opportunity to live in theme housing. These houses are owned by the University and are located close to campus. Theme housing provides students with a chance to explore common interests and develop programs and activities that will benefit the entire campus community. In August 2007, we expanded our residential options to include apartment housing for junior and seniors.
Our preparations for fall are underway and we are pleased to include you in our plans. On this site, using the links on the right, you will find some information regarding the residence halls and the options and amenities available to you as well as frequently asked questions about what to bring to college and living on campus. Perhaps the most important thing, however, is going to http://myhousing.mountunion.edu and, in the Applications menu, choose and complete the New Student Housing Application.
Your housing assignment cannot be completed until we receive this Housing Application. This information is used in making room assignments, so it is important for you to be as complete and accurate as possible about your living habits and personal interests. The residence hall preferences you list are only preferences. Although we try to assign you to your first or second choice, we cannot guarantee this.
You 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.
If you plan to commute from your parents' home, you need only to complete the Undergraduate Commuter Form and submit it. Although you will not be living on campus, it is important that you return this form, as we will use the information you provide in the campus directory and collect your emergency contact information.
If you have any questions you can call us at 330-823-7288 or email at email@example.com.
About Residence Life
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.
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 to Physical Plant 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.
The mission of the Office of Residence Life is to build a positive, living-learning community rich in opportunities for interpersonal relationships and personal growth. The Mount Union residential experience supplements classroom learning by providing an educational environment allowing students to learn the benefit of living independently and in cooperation with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
To support the college mission, the residence life staff is committed to:
Providing a living-learning environment which
- Is conducive to academic success.
- Encourages students to learn and embody components of positive community living.
- Promotes a respect and appreciation for the backgrounds and cultures of others.
- Challenges and strengthens individual growth and development.
- Is clean, safe, and well maintained.
Meeting student needs as both educators and service providers by
- Assessing and effectively responding to students' individual needs in a timely manner. Providing educational and community building programs.
- Enforcing regulations that govern appropriate behavior and holding students accountable for their actions through the use of educational sanctions.
- Treating students with respect and a hospitable attitude.
- Sara Sherer, Director of Residence Life