The college has twenty-two buildings classified as residence halls, each housing between 24 and 365 students. Senior Assistants (SAs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) are upper class students who have been carefully selected and trained to assist individuals on the floor and to help maintain a healthy educational environment in the buildings. Residence hall directors are professional members of the Student Life team who live in the residence hall setting. The Residential Life staff receives training in basic security and emergency procedures.
Residence facilities are locked between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday and between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. When the doors are locked, residents gain access to their buildings by using combination locks at designated entrances or by using an ID card. Students are issued keys to their room, and each student is responsible for safekeeping and securing their own room.
During Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter and Easter breaks, and Tour Week, residence facilities may be locked for up to 24 hours a day. Additionally, students remaining on campus during these breaks may be consolidated into selected residence facilities until classes resume. All students residing on campus during a break or Tour Week must register with the Student Life office.
Hall meetings at the beginning of each term provide the opportunity for residents to learn about building security, campus and residential policies, and enforcement procedures.
All guests in the residence halls must have a student host and are subject to college regulations. The host is responsible for the actions of and any damages caused by a guest. Overnight guests are usually permitted only on weekends and may not stay more than two consecutive nights. If a roommate objects to the presence of an overnight guest, that guest may not spend the night. Visitation hours in the residence halls are 9 a.m. to1 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Members of the opposite sex may be on a floor and in student rooms only during these hours. Main lounges in the residence halls are not subject to these hours, and individual floor/houses may choose to restrict hours further.