What should I bring with me? What should I leave at home?
A list of suggested items to bring to campus and to leave and home is provided to students. Please remember that this list is not exhaustive and, while many items appear obvious, it may be easy to forget items at home. Also, please carefully read the Carroll University Student Handbook, especially the Residence Life and Housing section for specific restrictions and specifications of items.
Remember that some items, such as a TV or refrigerator, may be shared between roommates. Prior to purchasing and packing, please contact your roommate and discuss what items each of you will provide and how those items can be used in the room.
When do I find out where I am assigned to live and who my roommate is? Can I request a roommate?
First year students will find out who their roommate(s) is via “myhousing” in mid-summer. On the MyHousing page, there is an opportunity to request who you want your roommate to be. All students must request each other and have the same hall preferences listed to be placed together.
How big are the rooms?
Please refer to the Housing Options page to get specific information for each location
Are the residence halls air conditioned, carpeted, and furnished?
All living units (rooms) are furnished for resident use. Each resident is, minimally, provided a bed, mattress, desk, and chair. Lounges and other common spaces are also furnished for resident use. All furniture provided by the University must stay present and assembled in the living unit.
Most traditional residence hall rooms are not carpeted, however many residents choose provide area rugs or carpet remnants themselves. Pioneer Hall, Frontier Hall, Carroll Street Apartments, College Avenue Apartments, and Hartwell Apartments living units are carpeted.
Air conditioning is provided in New Hall, Pioneer Hall, Frontier Hall, the lower level of Swarthout Hall, and the campus apartments. Students may not install their own air conditional units.
Are there laundry facilities on campus?
Laundry services are included as part of the housing fees and machines are provided in each housing facility. Find more information on using laundry facilities, availability of machines and other tips on Campus Laundry Services.
Does Carroll University provide custodial and maintenance services?
Custodial services are provided in all common living areas (hallways, lobbies, lounges, common-area kitchens, restrooms, etc.). It is the residents' responsibility to clean their own rooms. Vacuum cleaners and some basic cleaning tools may be checked out at the front desks of the traditional and suite style halls.
Preventative and reactive maintenance is provided for University Housing as well. If an issue that needs attention arises, students should contact their Resident Assistant (RA) to complete a work order. Work orders are completed by order of urgency and in a timely manner.
What is the bed size in the residence halls? Can I bring my own mattress?
The mattresses provided in University Housing are extra-long twin sized (36 inches by 80 inches). Extra-long twin sheets are available at many retailers.
Without medical documentation and prior permission from the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities and Residence Life and Housing, bed mattresses may not be brought into University Housing.
How do I insure my personal belongings?
Carroll University is not responsible for lost or damaged personal property. It is recommended that you check to see if your personal belongings are covered under your parent or guardian's homeowner's insurance policy. If your belongings will not be covered by that policy, you may wish to buy renter's insurance prior to arriving on campus.
Even if you are covered by insurance, you may want to mark your personal belongings (such as TV, camera, computer, etc.).
What is a check-in?
As residents arrive on campus they will complete a check-in process. Proper check-in requires that the resident sign a Room or Apartment Condition Report (RCR / ACR) that details that condition of the assigned space upon moving in. The RCR or ACR will have been completed by a University staff member prior to the residents' arrival. First year students arrive on campus according to the Orientation Schedule; returning students will arrive one to two days prior to classes beginning. Please refer to the online calendar and mailings for more information.