FAQ’s about dorm life

By Gregory Smith
April 10, 2013

Office of Residence Life, via Twitter.com
Office of Residence Life, via Twitter.com

For incoming freshmen, one of the biggest points of discussion is dorm life and all of the details that come with living in on-campus housing. Many are concerned with how they will adjust to living with hundreds of others and how they will do sharing bathrooms and the laundry situation. Here are some common questions related to dorm life.

• How many washers and dryers are in the dorms, and how much do they cost?
There is no cost to do laundry on campus and the number of washers and dryers vary by building. Woodcrest has five washers and dryers, while East Residence has around twice that number. Xavier has two washers and dryers per hall.

• What is the visitation policy for freshman?
Freshman are allowed to sign in guests between the hours of 8 p.m. and 12 a.m during the week, and between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Friday to Sunday. Freshman may not sign guests of the opposite sex in overnight, however, same sex overnight visitation is approved.

•Can we have microwaves, toasters, coffee makers, etc in our rooms?
You may not have microwaves, toasters or any cooking source that has an open flame or open heating source in your room.  You are allowed to have a refrigerator and a coffee maker such as a Keurig if you choose.  Microwaves are available in all common areas of the residence halls.

• Will my room have cable?
Yes. Every residence hall room is cable-ready. However, you would need to bring your own television.

•How do I hook up my computer to the school’s network?
Every computer is configured differently, and one solution may not apply to each and every case. For complete information regarding computer use in the residence halls, see the Information Technology and Resources website at www.cabrini.edu/ITR

• What should I do if I have a conflict with my roommate?
You should contact your resident assistant if a conflict should arise between you and your roommate. Resident Assistants are student members of the Residence Life staff that live in the residence halls.

• Can all students have a car on-campus?
Freshman residents are not eligible for on-campus parking privileges. All inquiries about parking should be directed to the Department of Public Safety.

• Do the halls remain open during vacation periods?
Although residence hall and dining service operations are closed when the College is not in session, Residence Life will attempt to accommodate students who need to remain on campus for academic purposes during break periods. Depending on the length of the break period and the demand for housing, students may either be permitted to remain in their own room or asked to consolidate into another building for reasons of safety and security.

For more information regarding living in residence halls, contact Residence Life at 610-902-8410, or email at reslife@cabrini.edu.


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