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Why live on campus?
- You will make friends and memories. By walking through the lobby or
down the hall, you'll meet people from around the world. You’ll
attend cultural and athletic events with hallmates. You’ll be
able to form study groups and join intramural teams. It will not be
long before you make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
- You are likely to make better grades. In general, residence hall students
earn higher grades than students who live off campus. As an on-campus
resident, it will be easier to study with people from your classes,
access academic resources such as the Academic Development Center and
Davis Library, and learn important skills from residence hall programs.
- You will probably pay less. Living on campus is typically less expensive
than living off campus. Sometimes it is much less. Additionally, residence
hall charges are paid in a lump sum each semester, so you don’t
have to worry about monthly rent, utility bills or a 12-month lease.
- You can take the lead. Living on campus will afford you the opportunity
to take the lead. This will be important to your future career success.
You can help govern your community by joining your hall council or the
Residence Hall Association. You will get involved in volunteer or and
service projects. Housing and Residence Life also employs many student
leaders in various positions.
- You will love the location. Where else can you roll out of bed 10
minutes before class and still make it on time? You won’t have
to fight for a parking place, sit in morning traffic, or warm-up the
car. You will have an easy walk to your classes, the Student Center,
and all the athletic facilities.
- You will feel safer. Although the Methodist campus is quite safe,
security is taken very seriously. All vehicle traffic entering the campus
must pass through a staffed welcome center. Hall entrances are locked,
and visitors can enter the hall only after dialing a residence hall
room from an exterior phone. Campus police and security patrol the campus
24 hours a day.
National research has indicated that students who live on campus:
• Make higher grades than peers who live off campus,
• Are more likely to stay in college and graduate,
• Are more likely to join extracurricular activities,
• And are more satisfied with their overall college experience.
What types of housing does Methodist offer?
Methodist offers a variety of housing options, including:
- two person rooms with common floor bathrooms (Cumberland and Sanford
- two person suites that share a bathroom (Garber, Weaver, Pearce,
- two person rooms with private bath in a Village Style House (Greek
and Sophomore Houses)
- four bedroom apartments that share two bathrooms (Cape Fear Commons
- four bedroom apartments where each bedroom has a bathroom (McLean
Most first year Methodist students live in rooms or suites; apartments
are reserved for upperclassmen.
How and when will I receive a room assignment?
Who will my roommate be?
You can request a roommate or have one assigned to you. Requests for roommates
must be mutual and from the students. Requests from other parties (i.e.
coaches) will not be honored. If you don't have a roommate request, we
will assign you a roommate based on the information you provide to us
in your housing application/contract.
What if I don't like my room or my roommate?
There is a room change period at the beginning of each semester. Your
residential coordinator must approve any room changes.
What is provided in the residence hall rooms?
Each resident has a bed, desk, chair, and a chest of drawers, closet,
or wardrobe. Each room is equipped with cable television. Additionally
all rooms have direct Internet access.
What should I bring?
- power strips
- small refrigerator (two amps or less)
- stereo/radio/CD player, computer, television
- linens, towels, blanket, pillow
- desk lamp, alarm clock, small trash can
- electric fan
- hair dryer, curling irons, razors
- plasti-tak, fun-tak, Scotch Wallsaver for hanging posters (no double
sided tape or nails)
What shouldn't I bring?
- halogen lamps, ceiling fans or track lighting
- power tools
- gas or charcoal grills
- candles or incense
- Christmas lights
- any open coil heating appliance
- pets (only fish in aquariums of ten gallons or less are permitted)
- fireworks or weapons
How can I get involved?
Each hall has a hall council that serves as an advocate for resident concerns
and plans and organizes activities for residents. The Residence Hall Association
(RHA) represents all residential students, represents the campus on a
regional and national level, and plans and organizes programs. The Monarch
Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is a honor society
designed to recognize the top 1% of residence hall leaders.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Once you have been accepted to Methodist University and have paid your
deposit, you will have pay any additional
fees to the Department of Housing and Residence Life.