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Residence Halls

Residence Halls

Learn what to expect while living on campus

Residence Life provides an environment that supports academic achievement, promotes individual development and creates a sense of belonging to a vibrant campus community.

Living in the residence halls gives you an opportunity to connect with other students outside of the classroom, enriching your college experience and creating friendships that last a lifetime.

Each hall is staffed by an upper-class Resident Assistant (RA) who can assist you with daily needs.

Housing Options

Traditional Housing Options

Compare housing options to see what’s right for you.

We offer a variety of housing options for students living on campus - each with its own benefits.

Suite Style Housing Options


Cable is available in each room of the residence halls. Basic cable service is available through the university. Students with a cable ready TV or converter box will be able to access the regular service channels offered. At this time, premium channels are not available to residence hall rooms or suites.

Coin Machines
Hazard, McConnell, Sycamore Halls

Computer Labs
Hazard Lounge, and Sycamore Lounge

Laundry Facilities
Hazard, McConnell, and Sycamore Halls, basement of Ross and Hickory Halls

Network Access
Network access is available from every room on campus.

Phone service to each room is provided on request by Urbana University. Phones for Urbana University's system are provided by the Information Technology by request. Phones from home will not work as this is a Voice over IP (VOIP) system.

Living Requirements

A few rules to live by.

Students can only live off campus if they meet one of these:

  • Are over 23 years of age by the start of the school year
  • Have senior status (over 90 credit hours completed) by the start of the school year
  • Live within 30 driving miles to campus 
  • Are married and/or have a dependent child
  • Have a medical reason or accommodation need on file with Student Health or Disability Services

The hard facts.

If for any reason you do not want to live on campus, you must provide a valid, documented medical reason for approval.

If you don’t provide accurate information on the Residence Hall Agreement, Housing Questionnaire or Residence Hall Application it may result in disciplinary action. 

If you provide false information about your residency status you will be charged for room and board.

If you don’t contract for housing (even though you’re required to do so), you will still be charged for room and board.

For questions about housing requirements, please contact Campus Life.

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What to Bring

What should you bring?

Things to Bring

  • pillows and cases
  • sheets for extra long twin bed
  • extra long mattress pad
  • fan
  • coffee pot
  • message board
  • towels
  • laundry supplies
  • small trash can
  • sewing kit
  • personal toiletry items
  • stereo & TV
  • alarm clock
  • small refrigerator (one per room)
  • small desk lamp
  • small microwave (one per room)
  • cleaning supplies (i.e. sponges, cleanser)
  • laundry bag
  • extension cord and 6-way outlet




Things to leave at Home 

  • hot plate
  • toaster ovens and Foreman Grills
  • fireworks
  • guns, knives, martial arts weapons
  • bows and arrows
  • pets (except fish)
  • controlled substances
  • waterbeds
  • ceiling fans
  • weightlifting equipment
  • candles and incense
  • halogen lamps
  • air conditioning units
  • What is already here
  • bed & mattress
  • window blinds
  • desk chair
  • drawer space
  • phone
  • closet space or wardrobe

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