Residence Life

 

Residence Life - FAQs

When will I find out about where I am living?
Can I see my room before moving in?
How much does my room cost?
How do I receive mail?
Is my room air-conditioned?
Are all the halls co-educational?
How long are the beds? What size sheets will I need?
Does my room come with window treatments?
What type of furniture is in my room?
Can I loft my bed?
Are refrigerators allowed in student rooms?
Are pets allowed?
What can be done if I think I don't like my room assignment?
When do the residence halls open in the fall?
Can freshmen have cars on campus?
What about bikes?
How often are rooms cleaned?
Can I make long distance calls from my room?
Are there direct hookups in each room for computers?
Where can I do the laundry?

When will I find out about where I am living?
Starting July 1, 2014 your housing information will be available on Web Express.  This information includes your room assignment, room details and roommate information.

Can I see my room before moving in?
Many of our rooms are used during the summer for conferences; therefore, rooms are not available for viewing or measuring prior to check in.  The Admission Office does include a "show room" visit during campus tours.

How much does my room cost?
Rates for the upcoming academic year can be found here.

For a more detailed description of total educational costs, please visit the Cashier's Office page.

How do I receive mail?
U.S. and Campus mail is delivered directly to your mailbox in your residence hall.  View the list of mailing addresses.

Is my room air-conditioned?
21 Beech, Carmel, Ernsthausen, Findley, Amelia Harding, and the Davidson Commons are air-conditioned.  Arrangements for medical AC in non-airconditioned buildings are made through the Director of Residence Life.  See for more information.

Are all the halls co-educational?
Yes, all halls are co-educational.  Some are co-educational by floor (only males or only females live on the floor) and others are co-educational by room (only men or only women live in each room, but each room on the floor could be a different gender).  Floors that are co-educational by room have separate bathroom facilities for each gender.

How long are the beds?  What size sheets will I need?
All the beds in the residence halls are twin beds.  All mattresses on campus are 80 inches long with the exception of a few 76 inch mattresses in North Hall.  We recommend you purchase extra-long sheets as they can be used anywhere on campus  These extra-long sheets are available at most retail stores.

Does my room come with window treatments?

All windows come with horizontal blinds.  Sizes vary so if you want to purchase additional treatments you must wait until you move and measure the exact size.  There are many retailers within minutes of campus.

What type of furniture is in my room?
All rooms come with, minimally, a bed, desk, shared dresser and either a closet or freestanding wardrobe.  Some rooms have a dresser per resident or two dressers for three residents, depending on the dresser size in that building.

Can I loft my bed?
Yes - two lofting options are highlighted below.  PLEASE NOTE: Residents living in Carmel, Ernsthausen, Heritage E and the 2nd/3rd floor suites in 63 Beech are not permitted to have homemade or commercial lofts.  The rooms in these areas include everything you need to loft your bed or can not accommodate lofted beds.

Baldwin Wallace University partners with Bedloft.com to provide students with a loft rental program.  Renting a bed loft is an easy, affordable way to create additional living space in your room.  Students may pre-order a loft at www.bedloft.com and have their loft delivered to their room before move-in day.  Lofts may also be rented on move-in day, but availability will be limited.  Bedloft is the only loft endorsed and approved by Baldwin Wallace University. 


Students may also construct their own loft using Residence Life approved Loft Construction Guidelines.

Are refrigerators allowed in student rooms?
Yes, but they cannot be larger than 4.2 cubic feet.

Baldwin Wallace University partners with Bedloft.com to rent MicroFridges to students.  The unit has 2.9 cubic feet total storage capacity, including a full freezer, and a 600 watt microwave.  This eco-friendly unit is a convenient alternative to bringing a refrigerator from home.  Students may pre-order their Microfridge and have it delivered to their room before move-in day.  MicroFridges may also be rented on move-in day, but quantities will be limited.  To place your order today, visit www.bedloft.com.  


Are pets allowed?

Pets are not permitted in the residence halls with the exception of small fish in a 20 gallon or smaller aquarium.  If you are planning to leave your fish in your room over breaks, you will need extended time-release feeding tablets as no one will be able to access your room to feed them.

Service animals are permitted, but must be registered through Student Disability Services.

What can be done if I think I don't like my room assignment?
We regret that we are unable to accept requests for change of assignment once assignments are made.  We do make a change process available to students after the second week of classes each semester.

When do the residence halls open in the fall?
Thursday, August 21, 2014 for first-year students and Saturday, August 23, 2013 for returning students.

Staff will be available to assist you with move in during specific times.  Some students may be required to arrive at a date/time different than those listed above due to athletic team practices or other approved reasons.  Follow the instructions of the appropriate coach or advisor who contacts you in the event you are required to move in early.  For more information visit the Orientation website.

Can freshmen have cars on campus?
First-year residential students are permitted to have cars on campus.  However, first-year student vehicles may only park in designated areas as outlined in the parking policies.

What about bikes?
Bikes are not only permitted on campus, but encouraged as a sustainable means of transportation.  In fact, residents in the Amelia Harding sustainability house and the new Beech Street Complex have access to indoor bike storage.  Residents of other halls are required to park their bikes outside at the numerous bike racks provided.   We encourage students to use sturdy bike locks that secure the frame as well as any detachable wheels.

For those who do not wish to purchase a bike or transport a bike back and forth from home, the BW Bike Co-Op has bikes available to rent.  For more information, visit their Facebook Page.

How often are rooms cleaned?
Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms.   Custodial staff are responsible for cleaning the public areas (hallways, lounges, etc.) and public restrooms.  Students with bathroom facilities in their individual rooms or suites are responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms on a regular basis with their own cleaning supplies.

Can I make long distance calls from my room?
Are there direct hookups in each room for computers?
Where can I do the laundry?

Please click here for more information on long distance, Internet, laundry and other amenities.

 

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