Frequently Asked Questions
Am I required to live on campus?
Adrian College is a four-year residential college. Students who want an exemption from the four-year requirement must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Commute from the home of a parent or adult relative if located within a 45 mile distance from the College (parent or guardian must verify this by letter to the Residence Life Office)
- Are married
- Are registered for less than 12 hours now and after add/drop week
First year students are assigned to one of the freshmen residence halls after receipt of their enrollment deposit and their completed Adrian College Residence Hall Room and Board Agreement. Housing priority is based on the date the student's payment is received, their preference of hall and roommate and the availability of rooms in the hall(s) they have requested. Any specific roommate request must be mutual in order to ensure matching.
Returning students are permitted to remain in the same room if they so choose and space is available. If students choose to move to another room, they are assigned a lottery number based on total credits earned, GPA and a randomly assigned number. This number determines access to available space.
Is the singles policy complicated?
No. There are only a certain number of single rooms in any hall and that number is dependent on the amount of available space in campus housing. Singles are assigned using the Housing lottery system (mentioned above), classification and location. There is a very limited number of singles available for first year students during their first semester. Single rooms are offered at an additional charge.
If your roommate moves over or does not move in, you are responsible for finding another roommate. Students will be given a grace period of two (2) weeks to find another roommate. After that time period, you will automatically be charged the single room rate. Your hall coordinator may be able to assist you in finding a roommate if you experience difficulty locating someone.
Any questions should be brought to the attention of the Housing Office.
What if my roommate and I don't get along?
Discuss this concern with your roommate. if you are unsure about how to approach the discussion, talk with your resident assistant (RA) or hall coordinator (HC). If your initial conversation does not resolve your concerns, consult your RA or HC about other strategies. Occasionally, a change in roommates is required. if a solution cannot be found with your RA/HC, please contact the Housing Office for further assistance.
Living with someone else can occasionally be difficult, but it is one of the most valuable experiences you will have at Adrian College. The Residence Life staff will be happy to share practical negotiation and compromise strategies -- this is information you will be able to use the rest of your life!
What is an RA? HC?
RAs (Resident Assistants) are undergraduate para-professional students who have been trained to help with your day-to-day concerns and help with community development in the hall. They report directly to the hall coordinator.
HCs (Hall Coordinators) are professional staff of the College that serve as the key personnel in charge of the residence hall.
What are the Residence Life rules and regulations?
The Residence Life Office has established policies that apply to residence halls and Greek houses. These policies are in accordance with the United Methodist tradition, student development theory, the College Policy on Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment and our desire to create a safe, clean, educational atmosphere. Residence Life policies are designed to promote a learning community, the right to privacy, an atmosphere conducive to study, the protection of personal and public property and a respect for the needs and values of each individual. However, the success of a living/learning community in fulfilling these needs depends on each resident being willing to live by these policies and be responsible for his/her behavior. The policies do not address every issue. If a situation pertaining to Residence Life arises that is not addressed within the handbook, the Residence Life Office reserves the right to exercise professional judgment to make a determination.
What is provided in a standard double room?
Your room is furnished with two standard twin-size beds, two desks and chairs, two small dressers (or one large dresser), blinds or shades, a wastebasket and a mirror. The personal items you choose to bring will make your room your own unique place on campus. Some of the items you may wish to bring are listed below:
- Alarm clock
- Cleaning supplies
- Desk lamp
- Fused power strips
- Laundry supplies
- Mattress cover
- Twin-size sheets
- Three-way adapter
What electrical appliances am I allowed to have?
Students are permitted to have televisions, DVD players, stereos, hair dryers, irons, fans, lamps (no halogen), computers and small microwave ovens (800 watts or less). Students may bring their own apartment-size refrigerators (4 cubic feet or less), if desired. Air conditioners are not permitted in student rooms. Students should bring fused power strips rather than traditional extension cords.
What items are not permitted?
- Alcohol (if under 21)
- Burning candles, incense, open flame equipment
- Explosives, fireworks
- Flammable liquids
- Firearms, hunting equipment
- Full-size refrigerators
- Halogen lamps
- Medium or large microwaves
- Pets (excluding fish)
- Open hot wire appliances, including space heaters
- Weight lifting equipment
What is the mattress size?
Our mattresses are standard twin-size (36" x 75"). Students are responsible for providing their own pillows, linen and towels.
What phone service is provided?
Each room is equipped with a private telephone line. Students provide their own phone. Local phone service is provided at no extra cost.
Each room is assigned a voice mailbox. When you check into your room in the fall, you will receive instructions on how to record a greeting and retrieve messages sent to you. All students are expected to use their voice mailboxes since this is the phone number published in the student directory for students, faculty and staff. Students wishing to be unlisted in the student directory should contact the Housing Office by the end of the first week of the semester.
Is cable television provided?
Students who would like cable service will have an opportunity to sign up for cable during the first week of classes.
What is the computer network hookup?
Residence hall rooms are set up for wireless internet and are also wired for ethernet hookup. Network cards and cables are available for purchase in the bookstore. To hook up two computers to the network jack in your room, you will need a switch (available in the Adrian College Bookstore) rather than a router.
For further information, please contact the Computer Center at 516-264-3342.
What is in a residence hall?
Each hall has a lobby, recreation room, TV room and study room for students to gather socially. Pop machines are located in each hall. Each residence hall has a kitchen equipped with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, sink, counter space and stove. Students may prepare snacks at any time here and are expected to clean up when finished.
Is storage available?
Due to limited space in the storage room of each residence hall, students must keep their dressers, desks and chairs in their rooms. Bed frames and mattresses may be placed in storage, but must be returned to their proper placement in the room when the student moves out. There is limited storage space offered to students during the summer.
Contact the Housing Office in February if you believe you will need to store items during the summer.
Can I rent a loft?
For your convenience, Housing has partnered with College Products to rent lofts to students lofts are rented either as single lofts for one student or L-lofts for two students. Lofts will be delivered to campus at move in and picked up in April by Campus Lofts so there is no need to store them at home during the summer. Adrian College's twin size mattresses fit on these lofts.
College Products also sells futons, futon covers and pillows as well as area rugs to add additional personality to a student's room.
Orders can be placed online at www.collegeproducts.com.
Are there guidelines if I want to build my own loft?
Pellowe Hall offers a loft kit option due to the fact that there is no storage available in this hall. All furniture must stay in the room.
Adrian College accepts no responsibility for the safety of a loft. It is constructed and used at your own risk. The College does not provide any services for construction, sale or disposal of lofts.
Lofts are permitted in student rooms and assist in providing increased space, individual expression and an atmosphere conducive to rest and study. The following safety guidelines are provided for the construction of lofts. Violations of these guidelines may result in loft removal.
- Size: Lofts are permitted to occupy up to 50% of the floor space in any room. Closet area will be included when calculating floor space.
- Height: The top surface of the loft platform and the top of the mattress shall be at least 30 inches from the ceiling.
- Proximity to windows: No loft shall obstruct any window. Windows must be operable at all times and usable as a means of exit.
- Proximity to doors: No loft shall obstruct the door to the room at any time. The door must be fully operable at all times and must be useable as a means of exit or entry to the room.
- Damage to rooms: Lofts must be constructed to be free-standing without attachment to furniture, wall or any part of the room. They must be able to be removed from the room without damage to any part of the room or its furnishings. Residents of the room are responsible for any damage caused by construction, installation, use or removal of a loft.
- Electrical safety: Lofts must not cover or stand within six inches of any electrical outlet or fixture.
- Decorative materials: Flammable decorative materials -- such as fishnets, curtains, paper products, posters, etc. -- may not be attached to the loft. Carpeting, foam and other such material may be used for padding.
- Enclosing the loft: Lofts shall not be enclosed in any way.
- Ladders for loft access are mandatory. They are necessary for emergency exit as well as day-to-day access. Use of furniture to access the loft is dangerous and prohibited.
- The loft may not have playground equipment or other equipment attached -- such as slides, swings and hammocks. Lofts are for beds only; platforms for chairs, couches, etc. are not permitted.
- Removal: Lofts shall be removed from the room at the end of the school year. Storage is not provided during the summer.
- Bolts, locks, washers and nuts provide the greatest strength and facilitate removal. Non-structural parts may be fastened with screws.
- The loft must be sturdy. Building the loft to the wall and inserting padded wedges can eliminate any wobbling.
Because these measurements are approximations, please allow for variations in any particular room.
- 116, 226 12' x 12'6"
- 220 13' x 12'6"
- All other rooms: 11'6" x 12'6"
- Height (1st floor): 8'7"
- Height (2nd floor): 8'4"
- 18, 110, 214 11' x 16'
- 17, 19, 109, 111 irregular size
- 213, 215 irregular size
- All other rooms: 10' x 16'6"
- Height (lower level): 8'8"
- Height (1st floor): 8'8"
- Height (2nd floor): 8'
- 105, 114 12' x 12'6"
- 106, 107, 12'6" x 12'6"
- 200, 216 17'6" x 12'6"
- 236 8' x 12'6"
- All other rooms: 11'6" x 12'6"
- Height (1st floor): 8'6"
- Height (2nd floor): 8'2"
- 105, 11'6" x 12' x 7'7" ht
- 109, 210, 310 13' x 12'
- 111, 208, 308 12' x 12'
- All other rooms: 11'6" x 12'
- Height (1st floor): 8'10"
- Height (2nd, 3rd floor): 8'8"
- 116, 220 15' x 11'4"
- All other rooms: 12'6" x 11'4"
- Height (1st floor): 7'1"
- Height (2nd floor): 8'
Feeman, Powell, Stevens
- 138-144 8'5" x 14'
- 126, 132, 134 9' x 16'
- 240-246 8'5" x 14'
- All other rooms: 10' x 16'
- Height (1st floor): 9'6"
- Height (2nd floor): 8'8"
Do I still have to live on campus if I am a 5th year senior?
No, there is only a four (4) year live-on requirement.You must still complete the off-campus appeal form to notify the housing office of your status change.
What if I am a commuter? Do I have to live on campus?
No, the commuter policy is not changing. You must still complete the off-campus appeal form to notify the housing office of your status.
What if I already live off-campus? Will I have to move back on?
No, students who already live off campus may remain off.
What if I have extenuating circumstances? Do I still have to live on campus?
There is a Housing Committee consisting of administrators, faculty, and students who will be the final say in any appeals to move off campus. Appeal forms can be printed off from here. They must be turned into the Housing Office (Caine 223) and must be submitted by March 1, 2013 to be considered for fall semester.
How will the lottery work?
The lottery will consist of all rooms, apartments and singles not occupied by freshman. The lottery will be based on credit hours, GPA and finally a random number. Higher demand housing such as College View apartments and theme houses will be filled first.
Will there be substance free living for upperclassmen next year?
Yes, there will be substance free living for upperclassmen.
What is theme housing?
The Theme Housing Program at Adrian College is intended to provide a unique living/learning experience for students. The group of students living in Theme Housing will be self-directed through the use of goal setting and programming. All Theme Housing will be single sex housing. Applications are available in the Housing Office, Caine, 223.
What are in-hall apartments?
In-hall apartments are available in Cargo, Deans, Estes and Herrick. Each apartment has a bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen area. These apartments will have two students living in each.
When will we know the ‘13-‘14 prices for different housing options that will be available?
This information will be provided soon.
What buildings will be handicap accessible for upper-class students?
Cargo and Deans will remain a handicap accessible building. Additionally, the newly renovated Pellowe Hall has six barrier free rooms.