Living on Campus 2016

Residency Requirement

All entering freshman students residing in residence halls are required to take a 7-day meal plan contract. There are two meal plan options for upper-class students, 7-day and 5-day meal plan contracts (See College Costs and Dining Services sections). All exceptions to housing and/or food service requirements must be approved by the department of Student Engagement, Enrichment, and Development (SEED).

Recommended Items to Bring

  • Desk Lamp
  • Desk Supplies (pens, stapler, sharpener, etc.)
  • Surge Protectors
  • Bed Linens, mattress pad, pillow(s)
  • Blanket and bedspread/comforter
  • Towels/washcloths
  • Clothes hangers
  • Wastebasket
  • Laundry Supplies (hamper, detergent)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Rain Gear
  • Personal care appliances (hair dryer, curling iron, etc.)
  • Bathroom bucket (to carry items to the shower)
  • First Aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • 3M Command Adhesive for putting objects on room walls

To avoid duplication, you may wish to check with your roommate before bringing these items

  • Coffee pot
  • Popcorn popper
  • Refrigerator (no larger than 4.6 cubic ft.)
  • Area/Room rug
  • TV and VCR/DvD Player
  • Stereo

You may NOT bring the following

  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Halogen lamps
  • Water beds
  • Appliances not mentioned above (including toaster ovens, sandwich makers, etc)
  • Pets (except fish)
  • Microwave oven

Contact Information on Campus

Mail is delivered Monday through Friday to the student’s campus mailbox at the Post Office in the Wright Campus Center.  Suite numbers are campus box numbers that are assigned to students for their academic tenure.  Letters and parcels should be addressed to:

Students Name
Austin College
900 N. Grand Avenue Suite #
Sherman, TX 75090-4400

All students are assigned an Austin College email address for their time at Austin College as well.  To call any campus phone number from off-campus, dial 903.813.XXXX (4 digit extension).  For residents of Bryan Apartments or Johnson ‘Roo Suites, dial 903.957.XXXX (4 digit extension).  To make an on campus call, dial only the last four digits of the phone number.

Policies and Procedures

Smoking Policy – Like all campus buildings, residence halls are designated smoke free.  There are five designated smoking areas on campus, away from each building.

Alcohol Policy – In accordance with state laws, an individual must be 21 years of age or older to consume, possess, purchase or transport alcohol.  Consumption of alcohol is permitted in an individual’s residence hall room if that person is 21 years of age or older and keeps the door to that room closed.  Furthermore, students under the age of 21 may possess a maximum of two empty alcohol containers, which must be cleaned and used clearly for decorative purposes.

Pets – Only fish are permitted as pets in the residence halls.  Pet fish must be maintained in aquariums no larger than 15 gallons in volume.