What are the residence halls like? With residence halls ranging from suite styles to contemporary apartment living, you’ll find your perfect place at Lander. If it’s character you are looking for, women can live in Lander’s traditional Chipley Hall, located in the center of campus. If you prefer suite-style residence halls, you can live in Brookside or Williamston. Or if you like a room all to yourself, Thomason and Centennial Hall offer single occupancies. In addition, Centennial’s super suites accommodate four students and include a living area, bath and four bedrooms. Lander features apartment living in Lide and University Place, where four students share a kitchen, living area, two bedrooms, and either one or two baths. Bearcat Village and McGhee Court, conveniently located close to campus, also feature apartment-style living with a community atmosphere. All residence halls have private or semiprivate bathrooms in each suite; there are no shared hall showers.
What services are provided to keep the campus safe? Because safety is a priority, Lander provides a 24-hour certified police force to protect those on campus and to enforce federal, state and local laws, as well as Lander rules and regulations. In addition, a Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) is trained to assist local law enforcement, medical and fire personnel in the event of a campus emergency. Lander utilizes a text-messaging alert system to quickly notify faculty, staff and students of any emergencies. The university also uses emergency speaker telephones, located throughout campus, that instantly connect callers with University Police. Each residence hall is equipped with locks that allow access to be restricted and monitored.
Will I need a laptop?
Lander University requires students to purchase a laptop, or to demonstrate 24/7 access to a laptop. With your laptop, you’ll be able to connect to the Internet, check your Lander e-mail account, take online courses, participate in online discussion groups and have access to course registration, class schedules and course syllabi. With a few clicks, you’ll also be able to stay in touch with all your friends on campus and beyond, as well as keep up with family members miles away.