Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When should I arrive to move into the residence hall?

A: Move-in days are as follows:

  Fall Semester 2017 Spring Semester 2018
New Student Move-in Day Sunday, August 20 Sunday, January 7
Returning Student Move-in Day Sunday, August 27 NA

Q: What are some things I should and should not bring to the residence hall?

A: In the residence halls, we value the safety and comfort of all of our residents. Below is a list of items recommended to bring followed by a list of items you should not bring.

What to bring:

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Flat Irons
  • Blow Dryers
  • Bedspreads
  • Blankets
  • Pillow
  • Sheets
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry Supplies
  • Washcloth/ towels
  • Winter wear
  • An iron (ironing boards are provided)
  • Personal necessities

What NOT to bring:

  • Sound systems or subwoofers/amplifiers
  • Firearms
  • Non-UL space heaters
  • Electric frying pans
  • Any cooking apparatus with an exposed coil (including toasters, hot plates and toaster ovens)
  • Animals (except fish in a small tank)
  • Air soft guns, pellet guns, squirt guns, any kind of fake toy guns
  • Knives or anything that is a weapon or modeled after a weapon will be confiscated and not returned
  • Matches, lighters, fireworks of any type, incense, candles, flammable materials
  • Narcotics, alcohol, tobacco—all drugs must have a prescription if they are not over-the-counter
  • Halogen lights
  • Hunting equipment
  • Pornography and/or suggestive material of any kind

 

Q: What is my mailing address?

A: Your address should be written as follows:

Burman Hall, Room #
8400 W Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs MI  49104-0980
 

Damazo Hall, Room #
8400 W Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs MI  49104-0980
 

Lamson Hall, Room #
8585 University Blvd
Berrien Springs MI  49104-1200
 

Meier Hall, Room #
8445 W Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs MI  49104-0900

 

Q: How do I go about getting a room change once the year has begun?

A: Residence Life has a two-week housing freeze at the beginning of fall semester, which means there will be NO room changes during this time in order to allow everyone to get settled. Room changes are permitted for students if and when roommates are having adjustment problems and for other special circumstances. Prior to a room change being approved, students are expected to have made a good faith effort toward resolving the roommate situation. This includes completing a Roommate Agreement Form, discussing the situation with an RA or professional staff member, going through the mediation process, and completing a roommate conference if requested.

Four basic criteria must be met for a change to occur:

  1. Students involved have done their best to resolve the roommate situation
  2. Vacant space is available
  3. Students affected have each consented to the change
  4. The Housing Coordinator has approved the change
     

Q: What are the "house rules" for residence hall students?

A: Every community needs guidelines to ensure that it continues to function and be of optimum value to its members. Some residence hall guidelines exist to preserve and enhance the unique mission, message and lifestyle of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Some are here to enhance the educational environment essential to achieving physical, spiritual and academic health. Others are simply here to assist in the smooth operation of a large and constantly changing community. Try to remember that policies which sometimes limit you may eventually benefit you, as well. We encourage you to develop mature responses toward the following guidelines. If you still have questions after reading the Handbook, do bring your questions to a staff member. To see the guidelines in detail, click here.