HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS: All students not yet married, not yet 22 years of age are required to live in campus housing unless commuting from home. Click here to see a residence hall room layout.
Campus housing is assigned by the office of Student Development after receipt of 1) student's complete Housing Contract, 2) Medical History form, 3) $150 housing deposit and 4) $100 tuition deposit.
Housing assignments for first-time freshmen will be posted at the summer New Student Orientation and on the Student Account Invoice, which will be mailed to all students in late July giving their specific room and roommate assignment. Both Galloway and Pioneer Halls house female freshmen and Oakwood Hall houses male freshmen. Decisions will be made with assistance from the students completed Roommate Preference form, however later applications will be made based on availability.
Transfer Student and Older Freshman Assignments
Transfers or first-time freshmen who are 21 years or older will be assigned housing in either an MVNU residence hall or an on-campus apartment. Because these assignment are based strictly on the availability of housing, these housing decisions may not be made or finalized until the first of August. Assignments for applications received in late July or in August will be made based on when they are received in the Student Development office.
Older Freshmen and Transfer students will be notified of their assignment either by mail or by phone by the Student Development staff, who will assign a room and roommate based first on availability and second with assistance from the students completed Roommate Preference form.
The advisor report in the student packet received at Orientation
will tell your current status regarding the four items above. A
Student Data Sheet will be mailed to all students in late July
giving their specific room and roommate assignment.
ROOMMATE REQUESTS AND CHANGES: Whenever possible, students
are assigned roommates on the basis of their written request on
their Room and Roommate Preferences form or requests made at a New
Student Orientation. During the academic year, Resident Directors
will supervise any requests for housing assignment changes. Most
requests are discouraged in the first semester, but if a student
makes a request at the end of the first semester or during the
second semester, the Resident Director must grant permission prior
to any changes.
Students can report roommate (apartment) conflicts to their Resident Assistant (serious issues should be reported directly to the Resident Director). The Residence Life staff will assist students with mediation and help roommates and apartment-mates communicate issues with each other.
LIABILITY OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS: The University is not liable for property damage of personal belongings. Students should be sure their property is covered by parents' homeowner's policy, or obtain a policy on their own items.
WHAT NOT BRING TO CAMPUS: The orientation handbook contains a
list of items to bring to MVNU. Please note the following items not
(exceptions for medical reasons upon request to the Director of
Student Health Services and with written verification of need
from student's physician)
or appliances with an open coil (includes toaster ovens)
provided in each dormitory lobby) Apartments may have one
microwave per apartment and it must be located in the Kitchen
furniture not provided by MVNU/Beds from home (Extra-long
mattresses may be provided by request)
requires being taped to the floor
require holes drilled into the walls or furniture
automatic shut off system
More than one
upholstered chair per room (must be labeled "flame retardant"
and is restricted to 60 inches in length)
machines (University provides voicemail for all residential
ASSISTANCE IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS: A Resident Director lives
in each residence area and is available on a twenty-four-hour basis
to assist students. In addition, each floor or apartment wing has
one student Resident Assistant designated to assist students on
their floor or unit. A student Medical Associate is "on call" from
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. to assist in medical emergencies.
and Dryers are located in the residence areas throughout campus and
are available to residential students during the school year.
Residential student’s room and board fees cover the expense of the
coin-free system. During the school year, residential students have
unlimited access to these facilities.
the summer months, the laundry facilities are available for summer
students on a coin-based system.
Appropriate campus outerwear: Casual jeans, slacks, "dress" sweats, skirts and dresses that are
modest (two inch maximum above the knee), clean and neat. Shorts
meeting these guidelines are permitted in the Den, Campus Center
Lobby, Computer Labs, Cafeteria, and Library after 4:30 p.m., and
all day Saturday.
Inappropriate campus outerwear: Midriff outfits, halter-tops,
sundresses, miniskirts, cut-off shorts, cut-off shirts, tank tops,
form-fitting outfits (including bike shorts or stretch pants, unless
covered by a skirt-length shirt), clothing with inappropriate
writing or pictures, attire that is sloppy, unclean, or immodest.
CARS/BIKES ON CAMPUS: All students are permitted to have
motor vehicles on campus. All cars and bicycles must be registered
with Security. Bikes must be kept in bike racks located near each
SHUTTLE SERVICE: MOTA (Mid Ohio Transit Authority) provides shuttle service every 30 minutes to various locations in Mount Vernon. The shuttle stop is located in front of the R.R. Hodges Chapel, in the north Chapel parking lot. The cost is 50 cents to the West Ohio Street transfer station, and 50 cents to the next shuttle stop of your choice in Mount Vernon. Students should call 392-7026 to verify service times.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Via Columbus Transportation and Tours (1-800-476-3004). 24 hours advance notice is required. Payment may be made using cash, Visa, Master Card, or Discover. A credit card is needed to hold a reservation. Be sure to confirm total cost before departure. Be prepared when calling for reservations with your name, credit card number, and flight departure time.
Number of People
4 or more persons
$30 per person plus tax
2 or more persons
$50 per person plus tax
$100 per person plus tax
OVERNIGHT GUESTS: A student may have up to three same gender,
individual overnight visitors in his/her room per month with a limit
of three nights per month. All visitors must be registered with the
Resident Director prior to staying on campus. Childcare or
baby-sitting is not permitted in any campus area.
DISCIPLINE: Disciplinary issues are generally presented to
peer Residence Judicial Councils, Resident Directors, and/or the
Assistant to the Dean of Judicial and Mediation Processes. As much
as possible, students will be given the option for community service
in lieu of fines, unless damage to university property has been
incurred. In addition, systems of accountability, such as
counseling, meetings with residence hall staff and social probation,
are used for behavioral intervention. When it is necessary for a
student to be suspended from classes and/or campus for a period of
time, students will be asked to notify parents of their suspension.
Freshmen: 12:00 am on Monday through Thursday
- Friday and Saturday
Upperclassmen: 1:00 am on Monday through Thursday
- Friday and Saturday
OVERNIGHT SIGN-OUTS: Students are allowed overnight sign-outs to
visit friends and family. Sign-out sheets provided on each floor or
apartment door must be completed with accurate information of
location, dates and phone numbers.
QUIET/STUDY HOURS: Dormitories will post quiet hours
specified by each Residence Hall Council to encourage a study
atmosphere in the residence living areas. Study rooms are available
in each dormitory, with student access to a PC and library terminal.
STORAGE: Students are required to utilize storage space
provide in their respective housing assignment. Students
are not permitted to store any personal belongings at the
university during the summer. Students are encouraged to limit
personal belongings brought to campus, and to bring only seasonal
clothes due to shortage of storage space.
students are required to be on the University's meal plan.
students may purchase meals at the Dining Commons (cash only). Meals may also be purchased at the
Student Accounts window using credit on a student account; please
see Student Accounts for details.
residential students are required to participate in the University's
meal plan and student health insurance plan. The health plan insures
access to on-campus health services and off-campus medical
providers. Parents and students have found this provision helpful
when unexpected student illness or emergencies mandate immediate
attention by health professionals. Having all residential students
covered under the student health insurance plan assures local
physicians and hospital that students have coverage of medical
expenses according to the plan's benefits. Immediate access to local
medical services is assured regardless of family insurance coverage.
Consequently, service delays or access restrictions are minimized.
Benefits under the student insurance plan are described in the
student health insurance brochure distributed at orientation.