Apartment living at the University of Central Missouri provides many options to students including more independent living, unique options, and the ability to expand your experiences on campus. We've included some helpful information and tips to get you started as you begin your time in apartment living, as well as information for checking out.
You will check in for Central Village/Greenwood Park apartments through the University Housing office in Ellis Complex. Upon check-in, you will receive your key(s). If you owe any additional deposit, you must pay that amount (payable by cash, check, or money order) before keys will be provided (There is not an ATM in our main office) For Foster/Knox, Nickerson, Todd, and The Crossing apartments, check-in will occur in the respective building.
Check-in dates and times will be communicated from University Housing through correspondence to your UCM email address.
Friday, August 12:
9 am - 4 pm (The Crossing)
10 am - 4 pm (Foster-Knox Apartments, Todd Apartments, Nickerson Apartments)
9 am - 4 pm (Central Village and Greenwood Park) *Check in at Housing office in Ellis L23 (Student only, please to keep office congestion to a minimum)
Saturday, August 13:
1 pm - 5 pm (The Crossing, Foster-Knox Apartments, Todd Apartments, Nickerson Apartments)
Sunday, August 14:
9 am - 3 pm (Central Village and Greenwood Park) *Check in at Housing office in Ellis L23 (Student only, please to keep office congestion to a minimum)
10 am - 2pm (The Crossing, Foster-Knox Apartments, Todd Apartments, Nickerson Apartments)
Please remember that you must have received the Meningococcal Vaccine after the age of 16 years and have documentation on file with the University Health Center in order to move into your on-campus apartment.
As you plan ahead for move-in, please note certain protocols in place (excluding Central Village and Greenwood Park):
Central Village and Greenwood: check-in at the Housing Office
The Crossing: Check-in at the lobby (look for signage)
Foster-Knox: Check-in at front desk in the lobby
Nickerson: Check-in at the front desk in the lobby
Todd: Look for signage on where to check-in/who to call upon check-in located on Todd doors
Students must sign up to check-in. That form will be available to fill in by mid-July
Current apartment residents are able to come and go as needed during break and return
NEW STUDENTS to apartments for spring semester will be able to check in based on times listed below for those areas:
January 2: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (at The Crossing)
January 3-5: 5 pm - 8 pm (See signs with information to call on main doors)
January 6-8: 1 pm - 4 pm (See signs posted or desk staff)
Greenwood Park/Central Village:
Friday, January 6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in the University Housing office.
Friday, January 6 - Sunday, January 9 (each day), 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at respective front desk.
An ACA (Apartment Community Assistant) is assigned to each apartment complex (Greenwood Park and Central Village) and assists with conflict resolution among neighbors/roommates, responds to all emergency situations, and assists with communication between residents and University Housing. This person's name and contact information will be provided to you upon check-in.
The CAs (Community Advisors) in Foster/Knox, Nickerson, Todd, and The Crossing are similar to those in the residence halls.
See the handout provided during your check-in (Central Village and Greenwood Park
Upon picking up your key, you will be given a Room Condition/Inventory Form. Please complete this form and return it to your Apartment Community Assistant/Community Advisor within one week of moving in.
FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOU BEING CHARGED FOR EVERY DAMAGE IN YOUR APARTMENT UPON CHECKOUT.
University policies as well as specific Housing policies can be found in the UCM Guide to Good Decision Making found here. Specific Housing policies begin on page 186. Students are expected to know and follow policies at all times.
Items allowed in student apartment, but only when student is present include: curling/straightening irons (and similar products), coffee pots, slow-cookers, candle warmers, slowcookers, air fryers, etc.
Items prohibited and to be LEFT AT HOME INCLUDE:
Outside grills (unless you live at Central Village or Greenwood)
Candles/incense (no burnt wicks allowed, but battery operated candles are allowed)
Scented wax-cube warmers (such as Scentsy)
Halogen lamps/lava lamps
Weapons including but not limited to all forms of firearms, any mechanical or gas operated mechanism that propels a projectile, ammunition, fireworks, knives with blades that are more than four (4) inches in length, throwing stars, swords, and related items.
For Greenwood Park and Central Village, should you have a housing-related emergency after 5:00 pm or on the weekend and you’re not able to contact your ACA, please call the duty phone at 660-441-1337.
If you live in Todd, Nickerson, The Crossing, or Foster/Knox apartments, please contact your CA on duty or the Front Desk for any housing-related emergency.
Greenwood Park and Central Village residents: Should you get locked out of your apartment DURING regular business hours (8:00am – 5:00pm, M-F) you MUST come to the Housing Office to check out a loaner key. (The loaner key must be returned the same day.) Should you get locked out of your apartment AFTER the Housing Office is closed, you must contact the Housing staff member on duty (refer to Housing-related Emergencies).
Other apartments: Visit the front desk of your building to inform front desk staff that you are locked out. That person will contact a Community Advisor to provide you access to your room.
You will need to take a copy of your housing agreement to the Warrensburg Post Office (located at 201 E. Gay St.) to obtain the mailbox keys. There is a $10.00 fee required.
If maintenance repairs are needed, please make sure this is noted on the Room Condition/Inventory Form upon checking in. The ACA will generate a work order to Facilities Planning & Operations (Greenwood Park and Central Village only); however, during the school year YOU may initiate a work order for maintenance issues using the guide below:
You are responsible for paying the gas and electric at Greenwood Park and Central Village. Failure to do so will result in a $15.00 monthly service charge for each utility bill we receive and may possibly lead to termination of your Housing Agreement. If this has not been done yet, you will need to contact the following companies ASAP:
The laundry machines/dryers are free to use; however, they are operated by your student ID. Your student ID will operate the machines if you have an active Housing Agreement to live your designated building.
Laundry facilities are located in the Community Building (Greenwood Park) and the basement of Building 5 (Central Village). Greenwood Park apartment keys will allow you access to the laundry room in the Greenwood Park Community Building; Central Village apartment keys allow you access to laundry facilities. All other apartments have laundry facilities located within their building.
In case of emergency such as a tornado:
Greenwood Park: The Community Building serves as a storm shelter as it was built for such purposes.
Central Village: Storm shelters are located at the back of Buildings 1 and 3 which will be opened in case of such emergencies.
In Nickerson, Todd, Foster-Knox, and The Crossing: please find shelter at the lowest floor in your hall; find directions for emergency procedures in hallways and/or back of room doors.
Please note that personal routers are not allowed on campus as they interfere with the university’s network. Information will be available when you check in. Helpful information regarding getting the most out of your WiFi signal can be found on the Technology Support Center page.
To directly register devices to connect to wifi, please visit https://student.devices.ucmo.edu. Students are allowed to register 3 devices. Devices that can connect wireless include various game systems, smart TVs, streaming devices (such as Roku, Firestick, etc). Laptops, phones, tablets, etc. that can login using network ID and password do not need to register.
Starting fall 2021, cable television will not be provided by UCM. Upgrades will occur to allow more streaming options/devices.
During your selected check out time with the ACA/CA staff who will inspect your room and complete the checkout process, your apartment MUST be clean.
To avoid cleaning charges, all apartments must be thoroughly cleaned before checking out. The information below explains how you should clean your apartment. Every apartment must be cleaned before EACH resident in each apartment checks out. If your apartment is not clean, your ACA/CA will not check you out, resulting in at least a $50 improper checkout fine.
Furnished apartments: Foster-Knox, Todd, Nickerson, and The Crossing
Unfurnished apartments: Greenwood and Central Village
When you move onto campus in the fall, you will create a new home for during your time with us.