May I change my room?
There is a room “freeze” during the first two weeks of every semester, when students may not switch rooms or roommates. If there are issues between roommates, Residence Life staff will step in and help mediate, so roommates have every opportunity to resolve their issues. Please contact your Resident Assistant if you are interested in sitting down for a roommate mediation.
Can I have a loft?
Shenandoah’s residence halls do not have lofts, although all beds are capable of being bunked. Residence Hall beds can also be adjusted to three different heights. Students can decide to bunk or adjust the height of their beds when they move in. Students are not permitted to “loft” their beds by placing them on top of other furniture in the room.
What are quiet hours?
Quiet hours support a learning environment. During quiet hours, residents are not to play loud music or be disruptive to their hall neighbors. Residence hall quiet hours are in effect Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. and Friday through Saturday from midnight to 10 a.m. Whenever quiet hours are not in effect, courtesy hours are enforced. Courtesy hours make each student responsible for the environment in his or her residence halls.
May I store my belongings over breaks?
You may leave your belongings in your residence hall room over short breaks, but you assume responsibility for your possessions. Over the summer, all belongings must be removed from all rooms. Anything left behind after May Commencement will be disposed of or donated to a local thrift store.
May I stay in my room over breaks?
Residence Halls and the Allen Dining Hall are closed during fall, Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks. For security purposes, no one is permitted to stay on campus over breaks unless approved in advance by the Office of Residence Life. Students who do not have a reason to stay on campus – academic, athletics or travel – should make other arrangements. Students must vacate their rooms by 7 p.m. on the eve of all breaks.
Am I allowed to have a car on campus?
All residential students are allowed to have a car on campus as are all commuter students. Students who park cars on campus must pay an annual fee for a parking permit decal.
Will my room be air conditioned?
Yes, all residence halls have central air conditioning.
I still have questions!
Contact the Office of Residence Life at (540) 665-4611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.