Frequently Asked Questions
A. Ideas on what to bring to make your stay more comfortable:
- Alarm Clock
- Area & Bath Rugs
- Chair for guests or lounging
- Storage containers
- Desk & Floor Lamps
- Small Fans
- Picture Frames
- Refrigerator (4 cu. ft. limit!)
- Room Decorations
- Surge Protectors & Extension Cords
- Mattress Foam
- Extra-Long Twin Sheets
- Cleaning Supplies
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Laundry Supplies
- Sewing Kit
- Tool Kit
- Trash Bags
You May NOT Bring:
- Cooking Appliances - including microwaves, hot plates, toasters, George Foreman grills, toaster ovens and coffee makers
- Halogen Lamps
- Illegal Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
- Refrigerators more than 4 cu. ft
- Pets (other than fish, 10-gallon limit!)
- Self-adhesive Items
- Space Heaters or Air Conditioners
- Water Guns
- Weapons- including pellet guns, paintball guns, knives and hunting equipment)
A. Below are the average room measurements and equipped furniture. Please note these sizes are for the majority of rooms and some rooms might differ slightly in size.
Quads: Bedrooms 8'3" wide, 13'6" long; Living Room 16'6" wide, 11" long
- 2 couches
- 2 chairs
- 2 end tables
- 1 entertainment center for living room
- each room has 1 bed, 1 desk, 1 dresser and 1 closet
Doubles: Rooms 11' wide, 20'5" long
- 2 beds
- 2 closets
- 2 desks
- 2 desk chairs
- 2 dressers
Bathrooms: 11'8" wide, 3'10" long
- vanity area with two sinks
(For more details on measurements, including those of furniture, click here.)
Ten Resident Assistants will live with you in the hall to build a b community, maintain a safe and comfortable environment, and help students transition to STLCOP life. The RAs coordinate social and educational activities throughout the year to help students get to know each other, relieve stress, become familiar with St. Louis, and grow as individuals. If there is something you are particularly interested in, residents are encouraged to work with the RAs to plan activities. The staff also serve as resources for students about what's going on at STLCOP and around town. They are trained to handle a variety of situations, including roommate problems, academic issues, homesickness, depression, stress, noise complaints and emergencies.
Yes. First-year students use a computer program that matches them with the most compatible roommate. From there, students can contact each other and talk to see if they'd like to room together. Other people end up meeting someone they would like to room with at orientation. Either way, both parties have to e-mail Anne Brackett, coordinator of residential life, to room together. Second-year students who live in the suites can choose their suitemates as well.
Guests may visit private areas of Residence Hall (your room, or any area of the building that requires card access) between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends. Non-STLCOP guests visiting the private areas of the hall must sign in at the front desk and leave a picture ID. STLCOP students who are guests of residents do not have to sign in but must abide by hall guidelines and visitation hours. The resident serving as host is responsible for the behavior of his or her guests.
An overnight guest requires the completion of an Overnight Guest Form. All of your roommates must sign the form and it must be turned in to your RA no later than 4 p.m. on the day of the guest's arrival. Overnight guests are restricted to 72 consecutive hours per visit and may not repeatedly stay in the building more than 50% of the time.
A. Residence Hall contracts are for the entire academic year (two semesters) and ONLY can be canceled in the event of termination of enrollment or marriage. Fees are assesed on a semester basis.
1. Request for cancellation must be submitted to the director of Facility Operations.
2. If contract cancellation is approved, a refund will be made on a pro-rata basis. No refunds will be granted after 60% of the semester has passed.
3. If payments are being made under the deferred payment plan and the refundable amount, based on the above schedule, is less than the unpaid balance, the difference is still due to the College. The amount of refund will be applied to any outstanding obligations due to the College before a refund check is authorized.
The application fee and student activity fee are not refundable.
Due to limited space in the garage, freshmen living on campus cannot have cars on campus. Many students car pool with other students or use Metrolink, one of St. Louis' public transportation systems. There is a Metrolink stop a block from campus.
The College provides 24/7 security with both foot patrols and closed-circuit television cameras. Additionally, students living in Residence Hall have to use their ID card to gain building and elevator access after-hours.