Frequently Asked Questions - Residence Life
When will my daughter/son get her/his hall and roommate assignment?
Can arrangements be made to move in early?
Some upper class students return early to help prepare for the beginning of the semester. Athletes involved in fall intercollegiate sports and participating in organized practices also may be approved to return early. Those who move in early are usually given their permanent room. Members of the football team are housed together for about ten days during their fall camp and may have to move again into their regular room at the end of the camp.
Information with specific move-in times will be mailed to students at their permanent addresses.
Can my daughter/son bring a microwave or refrigerator?
Yes, but some restrictions apply.
- Microwaves should be 900 watts or less.
- Refrigerators should be no larger than 5.5 cubic feet or taller than 35 inches.
Combination microwave ovens and refrigerators are provided by the university in John Paul II, Murray and Grace halls.
Can my daughter/son build or use a homemade loft in her/his room?
Homemade Lofts are not allowed to be constructed. For further information regarding this question see page 11 of the Residence Life Handbook, and other questions please visit the Residence Life website: http://www.stthomas.edu/media/residencelife/pdf/ResLifeHandbookFall2014v2.pdf
Can my daughter/son use a calling card for long-distance calls?
What electrical appliances are allowed?
The Residence Life Handbook, page 10, provides clear information about which appliances are acceptable http://www.stthomas.edu/media/residencelife/pdf/ResLifeHandbookFall2014v2.pdf
What happens if my daughter/son doesn't like her/his roommate?
If your daughter/son does have problems, they should contact their residence hall director during the week that includes the second Monday of classes to discuss their options.
Be aware that housing options are very tight during fall semester. It's usually best to try to work out any problems in their current room situation. Open communication will help.