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:
1. 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)
2. Are married
3. Are registered for less than 12 hours now and after add/drop week
4. Are 23 years or older
5. Will be a 5th year Senior (have completed 8 semesters of college)
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. Please keep in mind that preferences are taken into consideration but not guaranteed.
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. 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 out or does not move in, here are your options:
1. Reserve the room, when space permits, as a single room and pay the additional charge;
2. Remain in the room and choose a new roommate;
3. Remain in the room and be open to a new roommate; or
4. Move to another vacancy with a new roommate.
The Housing Office reserves the right to assign a student to any available space with 48 hour notice whenever possible. 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). If your initial conversation does not resolve your concerns, consult your RA about other strategies. Occasionally, a change in roommates is required. If a solution cannot be found with your RA, 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?
RA’s (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.
What are the Residence Life rules and regulations?
The Residence Life Office has established policies that apply to all college owned residences. 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 Housing 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, wax/tart burners
· Explosives, fireworks
· Flammable liquids
· Firearms, hunting equipment
· Full-size refrigerators or deep freezers
· 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.
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 through Xfinity Cable.
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 IT Department at 517-265-5161 ext. 3858
What is in a residence hall?
Each hall has a lobby and a recreation room for students to gather socially. Pop machines are located in each building. 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. Storage space is not offered to students during the summer. Failure to put furniture back in the room will result in a charge.
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 College Products so there is no need to store them at home during the summer. Adrian College's standard twin size mattresses fit on these lofts.
College Products also sells futons, mini fridges and safes.
Orders can be placed online at www.collegeproducts.com/adco
Are there guidelines if I want to build my own loft?
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.
What are the measurements of the rooms?
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"
For Returning Students
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 for approval to live off campus.
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.
How will the lottery work?
The lottery will consist of all non-premium rooms not occupied by freshman. The lottery will be based on credit hours and GPA. Students will select the room they would like to live in when the lottery opens for them by logging into theirHousing account online.
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 and must have an advisor. Returning students apply for theme housing during the premium housing application process in the Spring.
What buildings will be handicap accessible for upper-class students?
Cargo and Pellowe Hall will remain handicap accessible buildings as well as select apartments in CVN and CVS.