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Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the requirements for living on campus?

  • The State of Connecticut requires all students living on campus to provide proof of meningitis vaccination (or notify the University Health Service that an appointment for the vaccine has been scheduled).  No student will be allowed to move into the residence halls without proof of vaccination.
  • In order to receive housing, you must be a matriculated, full-time undergraduate. 
  • All required fees must be paid in order to receive housing.  For more information about fees click here 


How and when do I find out who my roommate will be?

  • Roommate information will be available through MyHousing near the end of July.


How does telephone service work?

  • To see the new Residence Hall Student Phone Policy click here

How do I get cable TV in my room?

  • Basic cable, along with HBO and Showtime, is provided in all student rooms and is included in your housing fee. Televisions and cable cords are not provided, so please bring your own.  The CCSU campus cable lineup can be found here


How do I get Internet access in my room?

  • Internet access is available through a residential computing network called ResNet. In order to qualify for the ResNet service, you must be an on-campus student with his/her own computer.  To view computer requirements please visit the following links:
    • For information about PC requirements click here
    • For information about Apple requirements click here


 

How do I go about renting a Micro Fridge?


Can I use Duct Tape to hang items like posters and pictures on my walls?

  • No. Due to its strong adhesive quality, Duct Tape is not permitted in the residence halls.


What does each room include?

  • Each double room has 2 beds, 2 desks, 2 desk chairs, 1 dresser and either closets or wardrobes.

  • Additionally, each residence hall has the following items that can be loaned out during duty hours which are 8:00 pm to 12:00 am Sunday – Wednesday and 8:00 pm to 1:00 am Thursday – Saturday:
    • DVDs
    • Video Game Systems
    • Board Games
    • Sports Equipment
    • Vacuum cleaners and other cleaning supplies

Is there is a chance I may be assigned a triple room?

  • In the Fall semester we use several rooms on campus approved by the Fire Marshall as triple rooms to accommodate the demand for housing.  These rooms are in Barrows Hall and should not be confused with the natural triples (rooms that always house three students).


Can I bring any extra furniture?

  • Due to fire and safety regulations students must use the university furniture provided in the student rooms. One extra piece of furniture (i.e. a small couch or a chair) is allowed in some of the residence halls with larger rooms. All extra furniture must be removed during move out in May.  Please refer to the Residence Life Living Guide for specific halls.


How long are the mattresses?

  • All rooms are provided with extra long twin size mattresses. 

What are the dimensions for each residence hall room?

Residence Hall

Window Sizes

Room Sizes

Barrows Hall 42" by 72" 15' by 12'6"
Beecher Hall 43" by 53" 12'10" by 13'6"
Carroll Hall 48" by 54" 13'6" by 10'6"
F. Don James Hall 48" by 54" 12' by 14'
Sam May Hall 44" by 51" 11' by 11'8"
Seth North Hall 48" by 60" 13'11" by 10'11"
Sheridan Hall 44" by 60" 12' by 12'6"
Vance Hall 36" by 36" 10'6" by 14'
Gallaudet Hall 44" by 60" 12' by 12'6"


Can I bring my own mattress or bed?

  • Due to fire and safety regulations these are not allowed. 


Can I have a waterbed?

  • Due to fire and safety regulations waterbeds are not allowed. 


Can I paint my room?

  • Our Physical Plant Department does all painting. If you feel that your room needs painting let your Hall Director know. They will evaluate it and if they find that it does need to be painted, they will notify our Physical Plant Department so that your room can be placed on a schedule.


Can I move in early?

  • Due to staffing constraints Residence Life cannot accommodate early arrivals.


Can I look at my room before move-in day?

  • Staffing constraints also prevent us from allowing this.  However, photographs of rooms from each residence hall can be found in the Residence Halls section of this website. 

Can I stay in the residence halls during breaks?

  • Our primary focus is in making housing available during our 16-week semesters, and the bill you receive reflects this timeframe. During break periods we make housing available in one designated residence hall.
    If you need housing during the summer or winter break due to academic reasons, we may be able to accommodate you by placing you in the "break building" and charging you according to the length of your stay.


Do I have to sign-up for a meal plan?

  • The meal plan is required for all residence hall students.
  • For information on CCSU's dining services, click here


What do I do if I lose my keys?

  • If your keys are lost or stolen you must first file a report with the University Police, then report it to your Resident Director. For safety reasons locks will be changed for all rooms with lost/stolen keys. You will be billed for the cost of the lock change and new keys.


What do I do if I lose my ID Card?

  • If your ID card is lost or stolen report it immediately to the University Card Office. The card office can put a hold on your card preventing anyone from using it to get into your residence hall as well as using any Blue Chip money on your card.


What if I get locked out of my room?

 Lock Outs During Week Days: 

  • Residents should first try to locate their RA to be accessed into their room.
  • If your RA is not available you should then try to locate a RA in the building.
  • If no RA is available check to see if your AC/RD is available to perform a lockout.
  • If your AC/RD is not available you will need to wait until they return or a RA arrives back at the building.
  • Lock Outs During Week Nights
    • During duty hours  (8:00 pm to 12:00 am Sunday – Wednesday and 8:00 pm to 1:00 am Thursday – Saturday) residents should go to the staff office and have the RA on duty access them back into their room.
    • After duty hours have ended students should go to the room of the RA(s) on duty and ask to be accessed into their room, the name of each RA on duty is posted throughout the building.

  Lock Outs During Weekends:

  • During the  day residents should go to the room of the RA(s) on duty and ask to be accessed into their room, the name of each RA on duty is posted throughout the building.
  • During duty hours  (8:00 pm to 12:00 am Sunday – Wednesday and 8:00 pm to 1:00 am Thursday – Saturday) residents should go to the staff office and have the RA on duty access them back into their room.
  • After duty hours have ended students should go to the room of the RA(s) on duty and ask to be accessed into their room, the name of each RA on duty is posted throughout the building.  
  • Once a student has been accessed into their room they will be required to show their key/ID or give the location of the missing key/ID.

 


How can I apply to be a R.A.?

  • Applications for the Resident Assistant position are available in October for the spring semester positions, and February for the fall semester. Check with the Residence Life Office for exact dates during these months.


Are there sprinkler systems in the buildings?

  • Yes. All Residence Halls have sprinkler systems installed.


Where can I find information about the policies concerning student conduct on campus? 

  • All policies, rules, and regulations that students are responsible for learning can be found in the CCSU student handbook.  Click here for a PDF version. 


Is there a Housing Cancellation Fee?

  • Yes. Upon withdrawal from a residence hall 1 to 14 days prior to and including the first day of University-wide classes, a 20% housing cancellation fee based upon the housing fee after deducting the housing deposit will be assessed. Upon withdrawal from a residence hall, 15 to 28 days prior to and including the first day of university-wide classes as defined by the published university calendar, a 10% housing cancellation fee based upon the housing fee after deducting the housing deposit will be assessed.


If I don't like my room assignment, can I have it changed?

  • At the end of each semester residents have the option to change their housing placement for the next semester.
  • Information regarding the Room Selection process is distributed to each resident during the semester.
    • Students who change their housing assignment between the fall and spring semester will be required to move out all of their belongings at the end of the fall semester, and will move into their new housing assignment when they return to campus in the spring.
  • For room changes during the semester the following steps should be done:
    • Resident meets with their Area Coordinator/Resident Director to discuss desire to move.
    • Area Coordinator/Resident Director will review the request and determine if that request can be approved.
      • If the request is approved the Area Coordinator/Resident Director will inform the student when the move will occur and what paperwork will need to be completed.
      • If the approved room change involves switching buildings the Associate Director of Residence Life may contact the student to explain when the move will occur and what paperwork will need to be completed.
      • If a resident requests a room change due to a roommate conflict the Area Coordinator/Resident Director may require that a mediation is performed prior to approving the request.
      • Due to spacing issues not all room change requests can be approved


How often do I pay the non-refundable $250.00 housing deposit? 

  • The non-refundable $250.00 housing deposit must be paid for each semester that you plan to live on campus. 
    • The due date for the non-refundable $250.00 housing deposit for students already living on campus is November 1 for the Spring semester, and March 1 for the Fall semester.
    • The due date for the non-refundable $250.00 housing deposit for incoming students will vary based on the date of acceptance.


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