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 before keys will be provided.
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 UCMO email address.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Central Missouri operates a robust campus network that includes wireless access. If you have questions about accessing the Internet you may contact the Office of Technology at 660-543-4357 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Office of Technology for more information.
Your TV needs to have a QAM (or sometimes known as a Clear QAM) Tuner built in. (Look in the manual of the TV under Setting Channels or at the end of the manual in the specifications of the TV.) If your TV does not have a QAM Tuner built in, then you can choose to purchase a converter box
Please note that our cable system does not support external devices such as DVRs, Roku, Apple TV, additional cable boxes for HBO, etc. We have a specialized channel line-up and it cannot be picked up via streaming.
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.
When you move onto campus in the fall, you will create a new home for during your time with us.