Residential life is a vital part of the educational mission of Andrews University.  It provides many opportunities for interaction with others for friendship, for the formulation of values, and for exercising communal and personal responsibility.  We want you to feel at home here and make your room yours.

Room Reservations

New students may enter an application and request a room on line

Current students should check their Andrews e-mail account often as you will receive notices regarding housing functions there:  roommates assigned, updates about room deposit, schedules for selecting a room, and other important housing information. Schedules to request your room for the upcoming year will be posted and e-mailed in the preceding spring semester. It is advisable to choose a roommate and have them enter their request at the same time to ensure room availability. Remember, no one can enter a room request for anyone but themselves, so we need each roommate to go on line to request their spot.  Request a room for the upcoming semester. It's easy!

Room Deposit

A room deposit of $250 must be paid prior to requesting a room. This deposit should remain on your account for the duration of expected residency. Once you have completed school or no longer plan to live in the dorm, you may request a deposit refund by chekcing that option on your checkout form. If you make a room request and do not live in the dorm for the term specified; or do not cancel your request by the application deadline (approximately 30 days prior to the academic term); or If you do not move in by the night before classes begin or notify the housing coordinator of your alternate plans, your assignment will be canceled and your deposit forfeited.

Rooming Alone (Single Occupancy)

Single occupancy may be granted upon submission of the Single Occupancy Request, as space is available, by seniority, and upon approval from Student Financial Services. There is a 50% additional charge for single occupancy in Burman Hall, a 100% additional charge for single occupancy in Damazo Hall. Single occupancy must be arranged with the housing coordinator.

Should you lose your current roommate we encourage you to choose another roommate. We can provide suggestions, and may assign a new roommate during the course of the semester, but if you are unwilling to accept a new rommate, you will be charged the single occupancy rate.

Summer Rooms

All residents staying for summer sessions will live in specially designated areas of Burman and Damazo Halls;  the Guest and Conventions Services Office utilizes much of our excess space for various summer groups. If you plan to stay for any part of the summer term, please request a summer room and plan to move immediately following graduation weekend. Spring room reservations do not carry over to the summer term and summer room reservations do not carry over to the fall term.


Your room key is assigned to you at check-in. Please know that there will be a $75 charge if you:

  • Lose your key
  • Do not return your key at check-out time
  • Change rooms without returning your key

If you lose your key, see Mrs. Wamack to get a replacement. The lock cylinder will be changed and new keys will be issued.


Double-sided tape should not be used on the walls. Nail or screws are not to be driven into walls. Pictures, posters, etc. may be placed on the walls with poster putty or removable tape only. 

Remember you are responsible for cleaning your walls upon checking out of the residence hall. Do not put decals on your door. It is expected that all your room decorations will be in keeping with Christian standards. Posters or decorations that emphasize alcohol, drugs and rock culture, the occult or the exploitation of sexuality, or any display not in keeping with Christian standards may not be displayed and will be removed by a dean, student dean or RA. Note that fire regulations call for clear floor space under windows, and the doors must be able to open fully.

What Not To Bring

  • Subwoofer/amplifiers
  • Animals
  • Toasters, hotplates, toaster ovens, heaters with an open coil
  • 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. These will be confiscated and not returned
  • Matches, lighters, fireworks of any type, incense, candles, flammable materials
  • Narcotics, alcohol, tabacco. 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

What To Bring

  • Bedding
  • Laundry supplies
  • Shower supplies
  • Heavy clothing for winter
  • An iron (ironing boards are provided)
  • Personal necessities
  • Personl medications


Damage of an accidental nature that is promply reported will be charged at replacement costs. Unreported damages will be treated as vandalism. Any person or persons involved in unreported damages will be charged the cost of the item(s) and labor, and face possible discipline. Repair slips are available at the front desk.


University Towers cannot be responsible for letters or packages sent to the Residence Halls. If your friends or relatives wish to send you items of value, we recommend they send it insured and with personal signature receipt required. Additionally, personal renters insurance is recommended.


If you have any questions or need more information please contact


Andrews University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education
Phone: 1-800-253-2874   E-mail:
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Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104