FAQ

  1. Can I have a single room?
  2. Can I bring my own furniture?
  3. Can I bring my own bed?
  4. Can I paint my room?
  5. What appliances can I bring?
  6. Will I have a room-mate?
  7. Can I have a guest in my room?
  8. How do I report a maintenance concern with my room?

Can I have a single room?

A limited number of single rooms are available on the campus and while we attempt to accommodate all requests, available space is the primary factor limiting the number of single rooms we have.

For first year applicants, we have a limited number of single rooms guaranteed on the third floor of the First Year Residence.  These rooms are assigned according to the date we receive your application.

In the Ravine Residences, 3 buildings are designated for single occupancy. The majority of placements in these rooms happen duringRoom Draw. The criteria for placements in these rooms are:

  1. 3rd or 4th year student
  2. Over 21 years old as of Sept. 5 or
  3. Currently live in those rooms.

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Can I bring my own furniture?

Your room will have in it a twin bed, closet or wardrobe space, study table & chair, study lamp, and shelves.

You will need to bring your own bedding, toiletries and any other personal items you wish to bring. As far as furniture, what you bring will depend on how much extra space you have. A floor lamp, small table, or chair might fit.

Our recommendation is you wait until you move in, check with your room-mate and then decide how you want to set up your room. This can be a great opportunity to do something with your room-mate.

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Can I bring my own bed?

Your room comes with a twin bed. While you may want to bring your own bed, waterbeds are prohibited. Augustana does not have space to store beds that are removed from rooms, therefore, any resident who moves the Augustana bed out of their room runs the risk of that bed being damaged or stolen - a cost passed on to the resident.

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Can I paint my room

Any changes to your room must be approved by the Residence Life Office. Typically the criteria we use for making a decision are:

  1. Is the change permanent?
  2. Will the change be reversed by the resident at the end of the year?
  3. Is the change acceptable for the long-term?
  4. Is the change tasteful?

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What appliances can I bring?

To comply with health and sanitation requirements, basic food preparation and cooking in student rooms is not permitted. Coffee pots and popcorn poppers may be used in your room. Refrigerators may be rented from the Students' Association, or students may bring their own. Refrigerators must state that they are rated at 3.5 Amps or less. All refrigerators must be checked and approved by residence staff.

Personal or consumer-sized microwave ovens (rated under six Amps or 700 watts) are permitted in student rooms, but their use must be limited to the warming of pre-packaged, microwavable food items (This is not to be construed as an alternative to Food Services which remains the sole source of basic meals for students residing on campus).

Toaster ovens, convection ovens or heating elements are not allowed. Small kitchens are provided in each residence to enable students to prepare special meals or to do baking.

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Will I have a room-mate?

The majority of first and second year students will have a room-mate.  Augustana has very limited space for single rooms and requests are granted based on space available, age, medical reasons, year of study and how soon the request was made (see point 1. above for additional information).

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Can I have a guest in my room?

Yes, but on a limited basis.  You can have a guest in your room for no more than 4 days in a row, and for no more than 10 days in total for each semester.  If you have a room-mate, you need permission from your room-mate to have the guest stay in the room.  Also, if you are in the First Year Residence, you need to register your guest with your RA in order to receive a guest pass.  Without the guest pass, your guest will not be allowed past check-point.  Hosts are responsible for the conduct of their guest at all times, and will be held accountable if the guest is in violation of the community standards.

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How do I report a maintenance concern with my room?

Report the concern to your RA who will then complete a "Repair Request.". Facilities and Operations will receive the request and then prioritize the issue relative to other concerns on campus. If the matter has not been addressed within a reasonable time, followup with your RA or contact your Hall Coordinator.

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