Living on Campus
The data is in: students who live on campus have a 74 percent higher chance of graduating than those who live off campus. If that were a lottery odd, we’d be playing.
But enough about statistics, living on campus is also a lot of fun!
First of all, you don’t have to go far to eat in the Casado Dining Hall, catching a concert in the Riney Fine Arts Center is just across the courtyard, and last-minute research for that assignment is a mere steps away at the Edmund Stanley Library.
And each of Friends University’s on-campus facilities offers students an immediate community, complete with monthly programs and a knowledgeable resident assistant who can answer questions and help you locate resources.
Apply for On-Campus Housing
A completed housing application and a $100 housing deposit must be received as soon as possible to increase your chances of receiving on-campus housing.
View Residence Hall Closing Dates
Green Residence Hall closings – Students must sign up in advance and pay $10 per night to stay for break housing. Otherwise, keycards to suites and the building are deactivated.
All other residential facilities – Friends University does not close other residential facilities during breaks. Students living in Falcon Flats, Falcon Glenn, Friends Village, Smith Apartments or a university house may stay in their facility during mid-semester breaks. Students in these facilities may also stay over Christmas and summer breaks if returning to Friends the following semester (extra charges apply for summer housing). If a student is moving off campus at the end of the fall semester, they must vacate their residence by 5 p.m. the last day of finals. If a student is moving off campus at the end of the spring semester, they must vacate their residence by 5 p.m. the Sunday following graduation.
Dining on Campus
Dining is an important part of the living and learning experience at Friends University. When you purchase a meal plan, you get so much more than great food. The Casado Campus Center is the hub for your campus dining options.
- Convenience: Great food is just a short walk away from anyplace on campus!
- Time: Shopping for food, cooking, cleaning up … all take up your valuable time. College life is hectic enough. Let us do this work for you so you can spend your time doing much more important things.
- Fun: We’ve scheduled a number of special events and promotions throughout the year to provide a festive dining experience.
- People: Where better to get together with friends and share wonderful fellowship than at either of our dining locations!
- Value: Whether it’s the ability to get a second helping without paying anything extra at the Dining Hall or a great, fast meal or snack at Jazzman’s Cafe and Bakery and Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe, campus dining offers a world of value.
- Great Food: Of course, the most important feature we offer is great food and flavors.
Campus Living Resources
Any questions regarding living on campus at Friends University may be directed to email@example.com, or give us a call at 316-295-5500.
- Campus living handbook
- Housing brochure
- Housing disclaimer
- Checklist for living on campus
- Housing health history form
- Friends Residence Life Facebook page
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to live on campus?
All first year traditional students beginning fall 2016 and enrolling with fewer than 28 credit hours will be required to live on campus during their first two semesters. National statistics indicate that students who reside on campus perform better academically and persist at a higher rate than students who live off campus. A survey of Friends University residential students also indicate a high level of satisfaction and engagement in the campus community and experience an increase in campus involvement.
Can I live in any of the on-campus facilities?
Freshmen and students with fewer than 29 credit hours earned are welcome to live in Green Residence Hall. Students with more than 29 credit hours are eligible to live in the upperclassmen facilities.
Do you allow pets?
Yes! Pets are allowed on campus. Well ok – not quite everywhere. We welcome pets on campus but they are not allowed in our residential facilities or in any of the other buildings on campus.
Do you have any rules I have to abide by when I live on campus?
Residents must abide by federal, state, city and University policies. Unacceptable behavior in Friends University facilities or at any University-sponsored activities includes:
- The possession or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal substances
- Use of tobacco in any form (smoking is allowed in designated areas)
- The possession of indecent literature
- The use of profane or vulgar language
- The possession of firearms
What is the visitation policy?
Green Hall’s visitation policy states that individuals are allowed in suites of an opposite gender from 7 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday. Visitation on Friday and Saturday lasts until 1 a.m. in GRH suites. Members of the opposite sex are not allowed in suites past visitation hours. The lobby on the first floor and the lounge areas on the second floor will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These areas are for visiting and studying, not sleeping. Cohabitation (living together) between unmarried individuals/couples is not allowed.
The upperclassmen facilities do not have visitation hours. However, unauthorized overnight guests and cohabitation are not allowed.
Can I request to live with someone?
Yes. Roommate requests can be made on your housing application. Both individuals wishing to live together must name the other person as a requested roommate. The Office of Community and Residential Development does its best to accommodate all roommate requests, but no promises can be made.
Is furniture provided?
Furniture is only provided in Green Residence Hall (and select furniture in Falcon Glenn). Green Hall suite furniture includes:
- 6 beds with mattresses
- 6 dressers
- 6 bookcases
- 6 desks
- 1 three-seat sofa
- 2 living room chairs
- 1 end table
- 1 kitchen table
- 4 kitchen chairs
- 1 microwave oven
- 1 refrigerator
Falcon Glenn furniture includes:
- 2 beds with mattresses
- 2 dressers
- 2 desks
- 2 desk chairs
- 1 lounge chair
- 1 three-seat sofa
- 1 end table
- 1 refrigerator
- 1 microwave oven
- 1 stove/oven
What size sheets do I need to buy?
The beds in Green Hall and Falcon Glenn are twin-sized, extra-long (80-inch) beds.
Do I have to have a meal plan?
Yes. All residents in Green Hall are required to purchase a full meal plan. All those living in any other on-campus facility are required to purchase a smaller meal plan. Click here for more information on meal plans.
Can I move out if I don’t like where I am living?
Residents living on campus are locked into their contract for the full nine months of that contract. Those wishing to break their contracts early must see the Director of Community and Residential Development and go through the appeals process.
What if I do not like my roommate?
The Residence Life staff understands it can be difficult to live with a new person and will be available to assist residents with concerns. The staff will work with residents on a case-by-case basis to mediate situations that may arise. Only after participation in the mediation process will a room change be considered.
Are cable and Internet charges included in my housing fees?
In Green Hall, the living room and bedroom cable is included in the overall cost of housing. Two Ethernet connections are available in each bedroom as well as a connection in the living room. The Internet, too, is included in the overall housing costs. Cable and Internet connections are also included in all upperclassmen facilities, with the exception of the houses.
How can I protect my personal property?
Students can purchase College Student Property Insurance, through companies such as National Student Services, Inc., to protect their personal property from theft, fire, flood, vandalism, natural disasters and accidental damage.