CONTACT INFORMATION CLIFTON BOBBITT Director of Housing and Residence Life; Greek Life Coordinator 910.630.7370 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org methodist.edu facebook.com/ourMUworld
Methodist University / 5400 Ramsey Street / Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311â€“1498 Methodist University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability for otherwise qualified persons in the administration of its admissions, educational policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletics, employment or any other university-sponsored or advertised program.
Living on campus is convenient, affordable, and fun! You will value the unique experiences that residence hall living provides. Our staff recognizes that residence hall living is an integral part of the educational process. Whether you live in a traditional hall, a suite, or oncampus apartments, our commitment is to provide you with a healthy, clean and safe environment.
BENEFITS OF LIVING ON-CAMPUS: ◆ Free basic cable service ◆ 2 high speed Internet data ports in traditional rooms, one in each apartment room ◆ Choice of 3 great meal plans (see below) ◆ Free laundry facility in each hall ◆ Free local telephone and voice mail ◆ No monthly bills ◆ No daily commute and hassle to find parking ◆ Choice of traditional halls, suites or on-campus apartments ◆ Higher GPA ◆ First Year Experience (FYE) ◆ Wireless Internet connection in all rooms and lobbies ◆ Location, location, location! DINING OPTIONS Sodexo has provided Methodist University with dining services for over two decades, and has provided the campus with innovative ways to get a meal or a snack. Regular specialty nights, tremendous variety and fresh preparation mean you’ll like our cafeteria almost as much as you like home cooking. THE GREEN & GOLD CAFÉ The Café features several food stations and seating for about 400 people at tables or counters. Customers can watch food being prepared right before them, from gourmet dishes to fast food—a concept that Sodexho calls “Ultimate Dining.” Food stations in the Green & Gold Café include:
◆ Center of the Plate: traditional comfort foods ◆ The Deli Case: sandwiches ◆ Flash in the Pan: stir-fry ◆ On the Rise: baked goods ◆ The Farmers Market: fresh salad bar ◆ Tossed around Pizza: fresh hand-tossed pizza ◆ Hot off the Grill: burgers, hot dogs and chicken
THE LION’S DEN is home to Subconnection, Grill 155 and Starbucks Coffee®. Students can sit down on one of the sofas and watch television while enjoying these quick service options. The Lion’s Den is conveniently located adjacent to the Post Office and the Student Store on the second floor of the Berns Student Center.
KING KASH gives every MU student who purchases a meal plan at least $50 per semester through the Off Campus Solutions network. King Kash is loaded right onto your MU Student ID Card and you can use your ID card just as you would use a debit card in any participating on-campus or off-campus location. Need more King Kash? No problem, just go online and add King Kash with a credit card - better yet, have mom or dad put it on their credit card!
pool or ping pong. Head down to Chris’s House and enjoy all the comforts of home. Relax in the living room and watch television, or visit the sports lounge and see what’s playing on the big screen, high-definition television. Coffeehouse performers, open mic nights, and all the “big games” can be seen in Chris’s House. X-Box and Playstation® tournaments are hosted at the house throughout the year. Behind Chris’s House is a large deck where students can enjoy the sun by day or gather for a cookout in the evening.
YOU’LL HAVE A CHOICE OF THREE MEAL PLANS AT METHODIST: ◆ Carte Blanche Plan: unlimited dining + $125 per semester Monarch Bucks + $50 per semester King Kash • Green and Gold Plan: 14 meals per week + $250 per semester Monarch Bucks + $50 per semester King Kash (default meal plan) • Monarch Plan: 10 meals* per week + $500 per semester Monarch Bucks + $50 per semester King Kash
NIMOCKS FITNESS CENTER The Nimocks Fitness Center consists of 22,000 square feet on one level and houses a regular basketball court that can also serve as two cross courts, a walking track, an exercise and weight lifting area, a lobby, bathrooms, and two offices. Fitness classes offered include: Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Aerobic, Core Conditioning, Karate, Kick Boxing, Spinning, and others.
*available only in Cape Fear Commons and McLean Apartments
GETTING INVOLVED Methodist University provides a wealth of opportunities for you to get involved. Studies have shown that students who get involved in at least one co-curricular activity tend to perform better academically and be more satisfied with their college experience. Student activities, clubs, organizations, and athletics develop leadership and other interpersonal skills. Methodist University strongly encourages you to get involved in campus life outside the classroom. Experience all that Methodist University has to offer! STUDENT ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (SAC) Headquartered in Berns Student Center, the SAC is responsible for the planning and implementation of student entertainment and activities held on campus. Regular movie nights, Monday Night Football parties, student talent shows, themed parties, weekly Monarch Madness events, video game tournaments, and annual events like Spring Fling are just a few of the many events that are sponsored by the SAC each year.
SIMPLY TO GO is a comprehensive, convenient meal solutions program targeted at customers that need a food fix in a hurry. Located on the first floor of the Trustees Building, it’s a great place to grab breakfast, lunch or a snack between classes without a trip to the Berns Student Center or off campus. Along with delicious sandwiches, salads, and wraps, Simply to Go is proud to serve Starbucks® coffees.
CAMPUS RECREATION AND INTRAMURAL PROGRAM (CRIMP) The Methodist University Campus Recreation and Intramural Program (CRIMP) provides you an opportunity to compete in such sports as flag football, basketball, softball, volleyball, table tennis, and pool. The Outdoor Adventure Club sponsors monthly outdoor trips. Recent trips have included kayaking, hot air ballooning, sailing, deep sea fishing, swimming with manatees, skiing, and hiking.
FRESHËNS SMOOTHIE COMPANY® offering award-winning premium yogurt and all-natural fresh blended smoothies, is an irresistible draw. Located in the Nimocks Fitness Center, it’s the perfect way to cool down after a great work out.
BERNS STUDENT CENTER/CHRIS’S HOUSE Berns Student Center is the hub of campus activities. Student Development offices, the Lion’s Den, Green & Gold Café and the student bookstore highlight the Berns Center. Kick back in one of the lounge areas or get together with your friends to play some
ROOM AND ROOMMATE ASSIGNMENT You must pay your enrollment deposit before a housing assignment will be made. A Housing/Pathway selection form will be sent to your Methodist University e-mail account. You can request a roommate or have one assigned to you. Requests for roommates must be mutual, in writing, and from you and your potential roommate. Requests from other parties (i.e. coaches) will not be honored. Requests can be made on the space provided on the Housing/Pathway selection form, by fax (910-630-7682) or e-mail email@example.com. If you don’t request a roommate, we will assign you one based on the information you provide to us in your Housing/Pathway selection form. Mutually -selected roommate requests made prior to May 1 will be given priority. If you have not selected a roommate, one will be selected for you. We make every attempt to match individuals by major, sport or other interest. We cannot guarantee that you will get the roommate that you request, but every attempt will be made to honor that request. Assignments for students new to Housing are made based on the date the enrollment deposit is received and your pathway selection. Housing assignment letters will be e-mailed to your Methodist University e-mail account during the summer. WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING ◆ Power strips ◆ Small refrigerator (two amps or less) ◆ Stereo/radio/CD player, computer, television ◆ Linens, towels, blanket, pillow ◆ Desk lamp, alarm clock, small trash can ◆ Electric fan ◆ Bathroom supplies and toiletries ◆ Plasti-tak, fun-tak, Scotch Wallsaver for hanging posters (no double sided tape or nails) ◆ Microwave WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT BRING ◆ Halogen lamps, ceiling fans or track lighting ◆ Power tools ◆ Gas or charcoal grills ◆ Candles or incense ◆ Christmas lights ◆ Any open coil heating appliance ◆ Pets (only fish in aquariums of ten gallons or less are permitted) ◆ Fireworks or weapons
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHERE WILL I LIVE AS A FIRST-YEAR STUDENT? First-year students will live in one of the following halls: Cumberland (male), Sanford (male), Garber (female). These residence halls are each designated as a Living Learning Community (LLC) for the First Year Experience (FYE) program. WHAT IS A LIVING, LEARNING COMMUNITY? A Living Learning Community (LLC) is a group of students residing in the same residential area, interacting academically and socially with other students and faculty members around a shared interest. LLC’s bridge the gap between in–class learning and out of class experiences. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY HOUSING ASSIGNMENT? Housing assignments are e-mailed to students who have paid an enrollment deposit beginning in June. WHO WILL MY ROOMMATE BE? Your roommate assignment is made based on the information you provide on the Housing/Pathway Selection form which will be sent by e-mail to deposit-paid students beginning in March. If you request a specific roommate, we will make every effort to accommodate that request, provided the requested student submits a written request to be housed with you. WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE MY ROOMMATE? There is a room change period at the beginning of each semester. Your residential coordinator must approve any room change. DO STUDENT-ATHLETES GET ASSIGNED TO A CERTAIN RESIDENCE HALL? No. Student-athletes are housed just as non-athletes are housed. We do make every effort to house students with similar lifestyles and interests together as roommates. WHEN CAN I LIVE IN THE CAPE FEAR COMMONS OR MCLEAN APARTMENTS? Returning students are given priority based upon semester hours completed when housing assignments are made. Typically, by the time you have completed enough hours to obtain junior status, you should be able to get an assignment in one of these halls.
ARE THE RESIDENCE HALLS SAFE? Great care is taken to provide our students with a safe and healthy living environment. All housing facilities are locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and only residents are able to access the buildings. Each room within the building is keyed and can only be accessed by those living in the room. Each residence hall is monitored by campus security, a staff of resident assistants and a residential coordinator, as well. Unfortunately, none of this ensures a completely crime-free environment, and students are advised to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious or illegal activity. WHAT IS THERE TO DO ON CAMPUS? Lots! The Student Activities Committee (SAC), Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Student Government Association (SGA) schedule regular activities such as movie nights, comedy shows and MU Late Night events, in addition to the activities planned by numerous other campus clubs and organizations. You can get as involved as you want at MU! ARE THERE LAUNDRY FACILITIES IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS? Yes, and they are free! Each residence hall has a laundry facility with washers and dryers that are free to use - just add detergent! CAN I BRING MY VEHICLE AND WILL THERE BE PARKING AVAILABLE? Yes, you can bring your vehicle and parking is available in designated lots on campus. CAN I GET A PRIVATE ROOM? Private room requests are granted only if space is available. This has not been the case in the last few years, and we don’t anticipate having space to grant these requests in the near future. IS THERE SOMEWHERE THAT I CAN WORK OUT ON CAMPUS? Yes, the Nimocks Fitness Center s a great place to stay fit. IS SMOKING ALLOWED ON CAMPUS? All University owned buildings are smoke-free. Smoking on campus is restricted to designated areas.
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING METHODIST UNIVERSITY. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU, AND ARE CURRENTLY PREPARING FOR YOUR ARRIVAL! Beginning in March, students who have paid their enrollment deposit will receive instructions for completing their housing application, selecting a roommate and choosing a pathway to the First Year Experience (FYE) program. This information will be sent to your Methodist University e-mail account, which will be assigned shortly after you have been accepted. The FYE program is designed to help first-year students connect with other first-year students in a close-knit Living Learning Community (LLC). A LLC is a group of students residing in the same residential area, interacting academically and socially with other students and faculty members around a shared interest. At Methodist University, every freshman will participate in one of the three LLC’s: Engage, Enrich, or Empower. These LLC’s are an important residential component of the FYE program at Methodist University. More information about the FYE program and pathway selection is enclosed in the First Year Experience brochure. Please review this brochure, which should answer many of your questions about campus living. If you have a preferred roommate, you will be able to note this information on the housing/pathway selection form which will be sent to your MU e-mail account in March. Your prospective roommate
should request you on his/her form, as well. Mutually-selected roommates should be submitted as soon as possible, with priority given to those who pay housing deposits by May 1. We cannot guarantee that you will get the roommate that you request, but every attempt will be made to honor that request. If you have not selected a roommate, one will be selected for you. We do our best to match individuals by major, sport, pathway and other interest. Room assignments will be sent to your Methodist University e-mail account starting in June. You will receive contact information for your roommate in this e-mail. Please be advised that all dependent students who have earned less than 62 semester hours must live in University operated residence halls unless they commute from the home of a parent or legal guardian residing within 60 miles of the University. All requests for waivers of this policy must be directed in writing to the dean of students. If you have questions regarding campus living, please visit the Housing and Residence Life website at www.methodist.edu/ housing, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (910) 630-7370.
Have a great year and again, welcome, new Monarch! Sincerely, Clifton R. Bobbitt Director of Housing and Residence Life
*you must submit your enrollment deposit ($300 for residential and $500 for residential students accepted to the PGA Golf Management program) in order to receive your housing application and instructions.
CUMBERLAND AND SANFORD HALLS
◆ Traditional style halls for freshman men ◆ Double-occupancy rooms with two
community baths per floor
◆ Each houses 152 students ◆ Recently renovated with new room
furniture, carpet and bathroom upgrades
◆ Room Dimensions* = 15’ X 13’ ◆ Window Size = 48’’ X 25’’ ◆ Wireless internet in lobby and rooms
GARBER AND WEAVER HALLS
cumberland and sanford hall bedroom platform
◆ Single gender suites for women
◆ Single gender, furnished suite
housing 25 residents ◆ Features full kitchen, living room and meeting space ◆ Each bedroom has an individual bathroom ◆ Handicapped Accessible ◆ Houses members of fraternities and sororities in select houses ◆ Includes $200 per semester in King Kash ◆ Wireless internet in rooms MCLEAN RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX ◆ Co-educational with single gender, furnished apartments ◆ Features full kitchens and living rooms ◆ Each room has an individual bathroom ◆ Handicapped Accessible ◆ Traditionally reserved for upper-classmen ◆ Includes $200 per semesterin King Kash ◆ Wireless internet in rooms
(Garber is for freshmen, Weaver is upperclassmen) ◆ Each houses 140 students ◆ Two double-occupancy rooms share a full bath ◆ Room Dimensions* = 15’ X 13’ ◆ Window Size = 48’’ X 25’’ ◆ Wireless internet in lobby and rooms WEST AND PEARCE HALLS ◆ Single gender suites for upperclassman men ◆ Each houses 52 students ◆ Two double-occupancy rooms share a full bath ◆ Room Dimensions* = 16’ X 10’ ◆ Handicapped Accessible ◆ Wireless internet in lobby and rooms Cape Fear Commons Apartments ◆ Co-educational with single gender, furnished apartments ◆ Houses 139 residents ◆ Features full kitchens and living rooms ◆ Four single-occupancy rooms share two full baths ◆ Room Dimensions* = 10’ X 10’ ◆ Handicapped Accessible ◆ Traditionally reserved for upper-classmen ◆ Includes $200 per semester in King Kash ◆ Wireless internet in rooms
garber and weaver hall bedroom platform
west and pearce hall bedroom platform
CAPE FEAR COMMONS APARTMENTS ◆ Co-educational with single gender, furnished apartments ◆ Houses 139 residents ◆ Features full kitchens and living rooms ◆ Four single-occupancy rooms share two full baths ◆ Room Dimensions* = 10’ X 10’ ◆ Handicapped Accessible ◆ Traditionally reserved for upper-classmen ◆ Includes $200 per semester in King Kash ◆ Wireless internet in rooms
*measurements are approximate and reflect bedroom dimensions only.
cape fear commons apartment bedroom platform