Below are University Housing FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). Please feel free to reach out to our office staff or hall staff if you have any questions regarding residence halls, apartments, or life on campus!
The room is furnished with:
Students are encouraged to secure personal property insurance if not covered by family homeowner insurance.
Room assignments and roommate information will be available on your MyCentral no later than the last week of June for the Fall semester.
New students starting in the Spring semester will be mailed their assignment just before the holidays in December.
Links about meal plans, refrigerator rental, loft rental, carpet, linen purchases and other information will be posted on the housing website, so make sure you check it regularly.
Your room will be your home for several months, so you will want it to be as comfortable as possible. Some suggested items are:
In regards to residence halls (non-apartments), the only approved cooking appliances
are microwaves, coffee pots, toasters, and crock pots/slow cookers.
Other cooking appliances such as grill,s toaster ovens, and others are not allowed to be used in student rooms.
*This applies to students living in residence hall rooms, not apartments that include a full kitchen.
Due to safety reasons, students may not build their own lofts. Instead, students may rent lofts from a UCM approved company named College Products. These lofts create additional living space and provide:
If you would like to put your bed on a loft, please visit our table during orientation for an order form or visit our Housing Services page.
If you choose to not to put your bed on a loft, you will have 3-4 feet of space under the bed if the bed is raised to the maximum height. This allows storage for most bins, smaller refrigerators, etc.
Please review the Student Handbook for all policies.
Students are expected to be aware of and follow policies at all times.
Room change requests are typically accepted three weeks after move-in. At this time, you may request a move to an available space. If a first-year student would like a single room, they will be allowed to request a single room after the halls open and pending space availability.
Room changes cannot be made without prior permission from the Office of University Housing. Please check the Important Dates listing on the University Housing and Dining Services homepage for more information.
If you lose your key, immediately report it to your CA. The minimum charge for a lock re-core in all halls is $90, or the cost of repairs. There is a $10 charge for losing a mailbox key.
If you get locked out of your room, report it to your front desk and they will contact a CA to let you in your room. Students will receive three free lock-outs, then there will be a $5 fine for each additional lock-out.
There are a variety of ways to submit work orders to allow for optimal convenience for residents. Non-emergency work orders can be submitted 24 hours a day online via your MyCentral account. Students can also call Facilities, Planning and Operations directly at 660-543-4331. You can also check the status of your work request by calling this number.
Another way to submit work orders is to contact the front desk of your building or the CA. The CA will then contact the on-call staff member to respond to the situation.
For an emergency repair request after regular business hours, contacting the front desk or hall staff is the best approach.
When submitting a work order, you will need to provide your:
View our guide to submitting a work order HERE.
Most of the residence halls close during Fall break (the week of Thanksgiving), Fall semester break (after the Fall semester), Spring break and Summer break. Nickerson, Houts/Hosey, Fitzgerald, Nattinger/Bradshaw, South Yeater and South Todd halls are open during all of the breaks except for Summer break. Foster/Knox, Central Village, Greenwood Park, and The Crossing are open all year long.