Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures governing life in the student residences are outlined in the Student Handbook. Policies specific to residential life are contained in the Residential Guidelines section. Students can request a copy of the Handbook from the Office of the Dean of Students or access it on the University's website

Frequently Asked Questions
Health and Safety Inspections: A Quick Guide
Housing Assignments
Residence Life Leadership Opportunities


Bed Lofting Form
For students living in Gonzaga and Loyola Halls who wish to have their beds lofted in one of five different configurations.

Commuter Request Form
For full-time undergraduate students of the University who wish to change their status from resident to commuter. In order to qualify for commuter status, student must be residing full-time with a parent or guardian and living within 35 miles of campus.

Graduate Student Housing
For information regarding graduate student housing please visit our Graduate Student Housing page.

Guest Pass
All guests must be registered with the University by a University student. After filling out the Guest Registration Form, you will receive an e-mail to confirm your guest has been registered. Please print the confirmation letter and have your guest carry it and a proper photo identification while visiting campus. If your guest is bringing a vehicle, this letter will also serve as their vehicle registration. Please print a second confirmation and visibly display it on the vehicles dashboard. It is the residents responsibility to find housing for guests on floors of their guest's gender. Guests attending University events may be charged a fee to participate. Guests may not remain on campus for more than three (3) days and the University student is responsible for the guests behavior as outlined in the student handbook.

Housing Application
For all non-first year students wishing to reside on campus, including commuters and readmitted students. First year and new students should use this link to complete their housing application.

Individual Responsibility Form
If there is any damage to a living space, the responsible person must identify him/herself with this form, specifically citing the damage and its location. If any damage is found and no one claims responsibility, the charge will be distributed equally among all occupants of the living space.

Request for Exception to Housing Policy
This form should be completed by students who have a qualifying physical or psychological need which may influence housing assignment.

Report Laundry Machine Problems

Take a moment to read the Residence Hall & Meal Plan Agreement to make sure you know all of the policies.

What to Bring to Campus

What not to bring is equally as important as what to bring. Therefore, students, especially freshmen, are strongly encouraged not to bring everything on move-in day that they think they might need during the course of the year. Family & Homecoming Weekend and scheduled holidays provide additional opportunities to bring back personal items.

In addition to what you normally would wear every day, here are a few clothing items to bring:

  • One or two dressy outfits and shoes for more formal affairs
  • Work-out clothes and shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • Light jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Winter coat and accessories (for the cold winter months)
  • Shower shoes

Students should consult with their roommate(s) about who is bringing what. Rooms will not accommodate multiple TVs, stereos, or other large items. The following is a list of suggested, not required, items.

  • Comforter/bedspread
  • Pillow
  • Bed linens for an extra long twin bed
  • Clothes hangers
  • Drinking glass/mug, a few dishes/bowls, and utensils
  • Poster putty for hanging up decorations
  • Plastic containers with tight lids for storing snacks, detergent, etc. under beds or on top of wardrobe/closet (stackable containers are also good)
  • Headphones (so your music does not bother others)
  • U.L.-approved power strip
  • Desk lamp or bed lamp
  • Small TV (12'-18') and VCR/DVD Player
  • Stereo or speakers for your computer
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Paper towels, tissues, and a few cleaning supplies
  • Sewing kit, scissors, safety pins
  • Message board for your door

Personal Care
Students will be sharing bathrooms and laundry facilities with other students.

  • Bathrobe
  • Shower shoes
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Soap and/or body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Small bucket for carrying shower things
  • Facial tissues
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dish washing detergent
  • Band-Aids
  • Cold or allergy medicine
  • Prescription medicines
  • Aspirin

For School

  • Computer (laptop, with lock, recommended)
  • Storage device (CD/RW or memory stick) for the computer labs
  • Binders, folders, paper, pens, pencils
  • Dictionary, thesaurus
  • Backpack/bookbag
  • Calculator
  • Personal planner

Good Things to Have
Think about your daily activities and hobbies and bring what you need.

  • Access to money (i.e., bank account, bank card, credit card, etc.)
  • Umbrella
  • Key ring
  • Camera
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • Sports/recreation equipment (also available for check-out at the RecPlex)
  • Pre-paid calling card
  • Snacks for your room

What Not to Bring

The following items are not permitted in the residence halls and several are not permitted in the townhouses or apartments. Unapproved items will be confiscated and result in a discussion with Residence Life staff. Repeat offenses will result in referral for student conduct review and action. Questions about specific items should be directed to the Office of Residence Life. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive.

  • Halogen bulbs and/or lamps
  • Hotplates
  • Toasters
  • Toaster ovens
  • Electric frying pans
  • "George Foreman" or similar-type grills
  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators (only the University-issued micro-fridge is permitted)
  • Air conditioners
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Candles
  • Pets (other than fish in a container no more than 10 gallons)
  • Water beds
  • Smoke machines or fog machine

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