Housing & Residence Life
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Housing and Residence Life

Checking In Info

Upon your arrival to campus, please follow these steps.

  1. Park at your assigned residence hall or in a commuter parking lot
  2. Come to the Grier Student Center. You will pick up your room key on the third floor on the bridge.
  3. Move your vehicle to your residence hall to unload. (Bearcat Village residents are NOT to park on the grass)
  4. Your Resident Assistant will come by to complete a Room Condition Form (RCF) with you. Please take time to fill out the RCF thoroughly.
  5. Your Resident Assistant will hold a mandatory hall meeting on Wednesday, August 17 (Freshmen) and Sunday, August 21 (Upperclassmen). Please check the bulletin boards/fliers on your hall for specific time and location of the meeting.

As a resident student your life will center around the campus through the various activities including student organizations and athletics. The decision to live on campus will prove to be an exciting one by taking advantage of the assortment of activities that are available.

The Residential Life staff aids students in building a living and learning environment. Living on campus will provide many opportunities to become involved with the University. Residence Hall living can improve performance in the classroom. For example, learning outside the classroom will be enhanced by the diversity of people you will meet on a daily basis.

Resident Assistants are assigned to each building. Resident Assistants (RA's) are upper-class students who live on each floor or building. Their role is to make life easier and to be a close, accessible source of information and guidance. They will plan several activities throughout each semester to help build community among the resident students. Students are encouraged to discuss with the Area Coordinator and Resident Assistants their ideas about programs and their living environment.

The Resident Assistants distribute information on activities, athletics, programs, room sign-up, etc. as requested by various offices across the campus. Most importantly, when you need advice or just someone to listen, you can turn to your RA. Furthermore, the Resident Assistants serve as a liaison between the Department of Housing and Residence Life and other administrative offices, organizations and resident students.

Contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life with questions or comments.

Office Hours

M-F:  8:00a-5:00p
Phone: (864) 388-8266 

Summer Hours:
May 2 - August 5

Mon-Wed: 7:30a-5:30p
Thurs:  7:30a-5:00p
Fri-Sun:  Closed


Housing Move-In Hours

Freshman Move-In Day:
Wednesday, August 17 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
New Transfer Student Move-In
Wednesday, August 17 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Returning Student Move-In Day:
Thursday, August 18 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Housing will also be open on
Friday, August 19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 21 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.