Moving Made Easy
Entering college may seem daunting. For many students, this is their first experience living away from home. We understand that this is a major transition, and we want to make things as easy and stress-free as possible for students and their families. Preparation is key to making a smooth move into Residence Hall on the STLCOP campus. With a little planning and consideration of what you’ll need, you’ll soon be ready to join other new students in a safe, social, and supportive environment.
- Currently, all first-year students are required to live on campus unless they receive a waiver from the Dean’s Office. First-year students generally stay in shared rooms, although a limited number of room assignments to suites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited suite assignments also are available for second-year students who wish to live in Residence Hall.
- Each room includes basic cable, Internet connections and Wi-Fi. Because regular corded phones will not work in Residence Hall student rooms, you can check out a data-line phone with voicemail from STLCOP’s IT department. Each floor also has a study lounge, kitchenette, vending machines, copier, and printer available for student use. On the main floor, students gather in a large common area complete with a big-screen TV, DVD player, and fireplace. Coin-operated laundry facilities, an ice machine, conference room, and mailroom are also available. Our 24-hour front desk is staffed by resident assistants who can help students with maintenance requests, hold packages that arrive in the mail, check out games and vacuums, and answer other general questions.
- Space is an issue in any college residence hall. To help you determine exactly what you may need and what will fit in your room, note these general measurements: Suite bedrooms (four to a suite) are 8’3”X13’6” and contain a bed, desk, dresser and closet. Each suite living room is 16’6”X11’ and includes two sofas, two chairs, two end tables and an entertainment center. Double-occupancy rooms are 11‘X20’5” and contain two of each: beds, closets, desks with chairs, and dressers. Bathrooms are 11’8”X3’10” and feature a shower, toilet, and double-sink vanity. Furniture measurements are also available.
What Should I Bring?
You want to feel at home with familiar items around you, but everyone has to make choices about just what counts as a necessity and what’s better off left at home. We can help with this perennial question. Download our handy packing list for specific suggestions. And don’t forget to talk with your roommate before moving day to coordinate decor and decide who’s bringing the important things like the TV and fridge.