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Residence Life

Pfeiffer offers a variety of residence hall experiences, with residences for men only, women only and co-ed living. Each residence hall floor is managed by a resident assistant (RA), a student leader who has demonstrated his or her desire to make a positive impact on the Pfeiffer community as well as to serve the University's population of more than 500 resident students. RAs are overseen by Quad Directors senior residence life representatives with peer-leadership skills.

all staffQuad Directors (QDs)

QDs are senior level undergraduate students who are trained as peer supervisors to the Resident Assistant (RA) staff. A QD is always on call to manage such issues as helping a student who is locked out of his or her room or mediating a conflict between roommates. They are also responsible for motivating those they supervise to perform their duties optimally.

Our residence halls are split into three distinct quads:

 

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Important Dates

Residence Life Schedule
2014-2015
Fall Semester  
6/1 Housing application priority deadline
8/14 Move-in day for new students, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
8/17 Move-in day for returning students, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
10/11-10/19 Fall Break (residence halls remain open)
11/26-11/30 Thanksgiving holidays (residence halls remain open)
12/10-12/16 Final exams (students vacate the halls within 24 hours of their last final)
12/17 Residence halls close for fall semester, 10 a.m.
Spring Semester  
1/5         
1/6
Move-in day for new students, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Residence halls open for returning students starting at Noon
1/19 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (Residence Halls remain open)
3/7-15 Spring Break (residence halls remain open)
4/3-4/5 Easter holiday (residence halls remain open)
4/29-5/6 Final exams (students check out of residence halls within 24 hrs. of their last final)
5/7 Residence halls close for non-graduating students, 10 a.m.
5/9 Commencement (residence halls close for graduating seniors at 6 p.m.)

What Should I Bring (and not bring) To Campus?

Bring

Leave

  • 3M Command adhesive tabs or hooks to hang items
  • Alarm clock
  • Bedding, including comforter, mattress pad, pillow and sheets (XL-Twin)
  • Curtains (optional; blinds provided)
  • Lamp (small)
  • Laundry Supplies
  • Pictures and posters
  • Refrigerator--one per room (maximum 4.3 cubic feet)
  • Telephone
  • Television and cable cord
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  •  UL-approved surge protected power strips
  • Umbrella
  • Adhesives that damage doors and walls,
    including foam tape, duct tape, poster putty and others
  • Air conditioners, including portable/movable
  • Anything that hangs from the ceiling
  • Candles
  • Dartboards
  • Electric cooking appliances, including coffee pots,
    deep fryers, blenders, toasters, toaster ovens, sandwich makers, indoor grills, hot plates, popcorn poppers, etc.
  • Halogen lights (any kind)
  • Lava lamps
  • Multi-plug extension cords
  • Pets (except for fish/10 gallon tank maximum)
  • Plug-in strings of lights (including holiday)
  • Space heaters

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

faq photoAre single rooms available?
Single rooms are available only to returning students.

May I decorate my room?
Students are encouraged to personalize their rooms. It is recommended that removable tape be used to affix posters and other decorations to the walls. The use of other types of tape, staples, or tacks of any kind may result in damage to the walls and subsequent charges for repair. Pictures and posters may be hung on the room doors, with removable tape; paint and marking pens should not be used on doors. Residents will be charged for cleaning or repairing both sides of their room door. Residents are not allowed to paint their room. Any university provided furniture cannot be removed from the room. Any alteration to the room that causes damage to the room is the responsibility of the occupants of that room. Any decoration which adds significantly to the combustibility of the room is prohibited.

How big are residence hall rooms?
Residence hall room sizes vary by building. Please refer to Residence Halls for exact dimensions in each hall.

Are phones provided?
Residence Life provides on-campus telephone service. However, students must provide their own telephone. Students should purchase pre-paid long-distance calling cards as long distance service is not provided. Cell phones are acceptable.

May I bring my pet?
No pets other than fish (10 gallon tank maximum) are allowed. Violating the pet policy will result in a $250 fine and judicial action.

May freshman students have cars on campus?
Yes, all students are able to register cars on campus. For more specific parking information, see Campus Police.

How are room assignments made?
Returning students participate in the room selection process to reserve rooms for the upcoming year. This process will be completed in the first week of March prior to spring break. The first step in the process is payment of a housing deposit.

New/entering students' room assignments are completed through the Housing Application. After paying the enrollment deposit, new students may submit a completed housing application to the Office of Student Development. On the application, students indicate their preferences for housing and roommates (if applicable). New students' room assignments are made based on the information provided in the application.

Although entering students (first-year, transfer and re-admitted) are given no guarantee of assignment to a specific building or room, every attempt is made to honor students' first or second preferences. Also, Residence Life will attempt to honor roommate requests when all students involved have mutually agreed in writing before the Housing Application priority deadline (mid-July). The University will assign roommates for students who do not express roommate preferences. In general, entering students are assigned rooms in accordance with the dates on which the college receives their completed application and room preference materials. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation in those assignments.

When will I receive my room assignment?
Housing assignments are made as we receive applications. Shortly after your assignment is made, you will receive an email notification. We encourage you to contact your roommate(s) and begin to get to know one another and start planning what each of you will be bringing for your room. You will have an opportunity to discuss the residence program and other aspects of college life by attending an Accepted Students Day on campus in either April or July.

NOTE: If you have not received your room assignment by Aug. 1 or have questions, please contact the Office of Student Development at (704) 463-3400, Mon., through Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

May I move in early?
Students are able to move into the residence halls on or after the designated dates published each semester. Typically, early arrivals cannot be accommodated.

May I mail or ship my belongings to campus before I arrive?
Any packages for resident students should be mailed to arrive AFTER the student arrives on campus.

What if I don't get along with my roommate?
Roommates don't always agree on everything. That's OK. But if you and your roommate are having difficulty living together, a variety of strategies can help. Moving to a different room without first trying to work things out with your roommate is not an option. So, here's what you need to do to begin to work out those differences:

1. Talk with your roommate! Let him/her know what's on your mind. Roommates aren't mind readers. Maybe he or she has no idea that you would like something to change!

2. If you talk with your roommate and aren't able to work out the issues, talk with your resident assistant (RA). They are available to help you and they've been trained to help people work out conflicts.

3. So, you've tried talking with your roommate, AND you've received some help from your RA, but you still have some concerns … now it's time to get the Residence Life head staff involved. In some cases, the Quad Director of Director of Residence Life may coach you a little on how to approach your roommate differently; in other cases, however, s/he may meet with the two of you together to help you communicate with one another.

More often than not, roommate conflicts can be resolved by using one, two or all three of these approaches. If your situation isn't resolved by using these methods, the Director of Residence Life will help you find a better living situation. Room changes are permitted after the tenth day of the beginning of a semester.

May I have guests in my room?
Residents may host visitors/guests in their residence hall with the consent of their roommate and/or suitemates and in compliance with the Visitation Policy. Visitation hours are Sun.-Thurs.,10a.m.–midnight; Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.–2 a.m. Visitors of the opposite sex should always be escorted in the halls, stairwells, and rooms. Violation of visitation policies can result in fines and judicial charges.

What if I get locked out of my residence hall or room?
During the day, students can visit the Office of Residence Life 103A, Stokes Student Center to check out a spare key for 15 minutes. After 5 p.m. or before 9 a.m., they can visit the RA Duty Office in 103C, Stokes Student Center or call the Quad Director on Call. A $5 fine will be placed on a student's account each time this happens after the first (free) one.

May I have my own refrigerator?
Students can bring a compact personal refrigerator, provided it is smaller than 4.3 cubic feet.

Are cooking facilities available in the residence halls?
Cooking facilities are located in some residence halls. Cline, James, Merner, Rowe, and Vaughn residence halls have kitchens located on the first floor.

Are any banks located convenient to campus? 
A First Bank is located nearby but off campus in Richfield, and an ATM is available in Stokes Student Center for student use.

Where are laundry facilities located and how much does it cost?
Each residence hall has laundry facilities within. Cost for using the facilities is covered through the resident fees.

Is there special housing for freshman students?
First-year students are housed in all residence halls except New Hall. All halls are staffed and offer programs to assist first-year students.

How many students live on campus?
Approximately 550 students live on Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus.

Does my room include any furniture?
Residence hall rooms are typically furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, and closet for each resident.

Is there a requirement to live on campus?
Yes, the Residential Policy states that, “All students are required to live on campus in residence halls, with the exception of married students living with their spouse, commuter students living at home with a legal guardian that live with-in a 60 mile radius, or students over 21 years of age.

Should I insure my belongings?
Pfeiffer assumes no responsibility for the loss, theft or damage to personal property, even if that loss was caused by the failure of a University mechanical system such as a pipe bursting. We strongly encourage you to have insurance coverage before you begin residency. Typically, such coverage may be provided by extension of a homeowner's policy, renter's insurance or insurance specifically for college students. Many vendors offer low cost insurance specifically directed to the college environment.

Where do I get mail?
The University does not provide mail boxes for residential students. Many students ll rent Post Office boxes from the Misenheimer Post Office located on campus. Cost is typically around $40 for a calendar year.

How do I submit a maintenance request for my room?
For such needs as burned out light bulbs, plumbing or general maintenance issues, submit a work order to the Pfeiffer Plant Operations staff by visiting http://workorder.pfeiffer.edu. Your first time using the site, you will need to register for a login and password.

What am I responsible for cleaning?
Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms and private bathrooms. A University plant operations staff member cleans only the common areas of each building, including hallways, parlors, kitchens, and community bathrooms.

Are Residence Life staff members allowed to enter my room?
University staff members may enter your room for health and safety inspections (which happen 2-3 times each semester), suspicion of illegal activities/policy infractions, or maintenance concerns. Notice of upcoming health and safety inspections will be posted throughout the entire residence hall prior to the actual inspection.

What are quiet and courtesy hours?
Quiet hours are designated times when residents are required to refrain from making sounds that can be heard from outside their rooms. Quiet hours are 11 p.m.-10 a.m. on nights that precede morning classes, and 1 a.m.-10 a.m. on nights preceding mornings with no scheduled classes. These hours allow a period when studying and sleeping can be accomplished. Failure to acknowledge quiet hours will result in disciplinary action.

Courtesy hours are similar to quiet hours but last 24 hours a day. These require students to respect their fellow residents and agree to all requests to lower their volume when their fellow community members are disturbed by the noise. Courtesy hours let residents maximize the use of their hall space even during times not specifically designated as quiet hours.

Residence Life Staff

 

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Director of Residence Life - Rebecca McQueen

As the Director of Residence Life, Becca supervises the student leadership and daily operations of the eleven residence halls on Pfeiffer's beautiful campus.  You can reach Becca by calling (704)-463-3404, emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stopping by her office in 103A Stokes.

   
   

 

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Josh is a four year veteran of resident life, this year he is the Housing Assistant (HA) and is responsible for the non-traditional residents of James Center, He helps out with Housing and also assists the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) with housing operations and technology.