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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 • Table of Contents 2 • Vision, Mission & Learning Outcomes 3 • Residence Life Staff 4 • Housing Options 7 • Living-Learning Communities 10 • Things to Bring 11 • Frequently Asked Questions 14 • Important Dates 15 • Postal Service 16 • Standards For Student Conduct 24 • 2017–2018 Room Rates


OUR MISSION is to encourage students to become democratic citizens, achieve professional success, and lead a life of personal meaning and value through a residential education designed to meet their diverse developmental and educational needs. DEVELOP POSITIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES. EXAMINE PERSONAL VALUES. Millikin University is a residential institution and campus living is a key to student success. Part of what makes Millikin special is its vibrant campus life, which is further enriched by our residential community.

DEEPEN ACADEMIC PURSUITS. ENGAGE IN SERVICE. All first-year students may choose to live in either a traditional residence experience or a Living-Learning Community. As students progress through their Millikin career, sophomores, juniors, and seniors live in our luxury apartment community where they learn to THRIVE in a more independent environment.

DEMONSTRATE INTERDEPENDENCE. VALUE DIFFERENCES. Our residence halls are THRIVING communities that link classroom learning to real life. The result: Our residents are successful students who persist at a higher rate, are more connected to Millikin, and have a higher GPA than their peers who live off-campus.



OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE Residence Life Professional Staff

Residence Life "Pro Staff" are there to support Millikin’s residential communities. They are full-time, live-in, professional staff members who provide supervision and leadership in the residence halls. These staff members serve as campus resources, educators, counselors, student conduct officers, and are a part of the on-call emergency response staff.

Resident Assistants (RAs)

RAs are there to support the community of each unique residence hall floor. They are upper-class students who serve as mentors on residence hall floors. RAs are trained on campus resources, conflict resolution, University policies and procedures, and develop and implement activities and programs for their floor.

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are there to support first year students. They are upperclass students who live on residence hall floors to assist new students with personal adjustments to campus, academic life, and advising. Peer Mentors are supervised by the Office of Student Success (SH 204).

OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE Dolson Hall 210 N. Oakland Decatur, IL 62522

217.362.6410 217.424.3706

orl@millikin.edu millikin.edu/residence-life




Dolson Hall Aston Hall

Blackburn Hall

Millikin’s historic Aston Hall opened in 1907 and features four traditional floors housing 100 residents total. Aston Hall is known for its tall ceilings, large hallways, and community-style bathrooms- all newly updated in 2015. Named after James Millikin’s wife, Anna B. Aston Millikin, this hall offers a select number of triple rooms on the fourth floor, where students can overlook campus from the tallest residence hall at Millikin. Students are assigned to single-gender floors. Dimensions: 12.5' deep x 12.5' wide

Blackburn Hall, located adjacent to the Public Safety office, boasts air conditioning in a traditional environment, and is home to 90 residents total. Blackburn provides a large lawn and picnic tables to soak up the sun or build a snowman on colder days. With each floor having 30 single-gender students, Blackburn is the ideal location for students looking to live in traditional housing with a vibrant community and create life-long friendships with students from all different academic programs and backgrounds. Dimensions: 15’ 8’’ deep x 12’ 8’’ wide

Dimensions of included furniture for each student:

Desktop: 3’6” length x 2’ width x 3’9” height

Dolson Hall is home to five of our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs), as well as the Office of Residence Life. With 195 beds and suite-style living, Dolson is air conditioned and provides a full kitchen on most floors, spacious lounge and study spaces, as well as close proximity to the campus bookstore. See the LivingLearning Communities descriptions on page 7 for more details. Dimensions: 15’ deep x 12’ wide

Weck Hall

Located directly across the street from Shilling Hall is Weck Hall, Millikin’s quaint three-story, air-conditioned, suite-style residence hall. Weck houses 52 residents and includes a large first-floor lounge and study room. The benefits of living in this building include an intimate sense of community and bathrooms shared by four residents. Located just a short walk away from the DISC as well as many academic buildings, Weck is ideal for students who want to be involved on campus. Dimensions: 12.5' deep x 12.5' wide

Bed: Twin Extra-Long 88” length (7’4”) Dresser: 1’6” length x 2’6” width x 3’2” height





Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) at Millikin are active living environments where students are placed in housing according to their passion, interest, major, or common classes. LLCs provide opportunities for students to live, learn, and develop in a floor community.

The Woods Apartments

Students with 24 or more credits (18 as a transfer student) will live in The Woods Apartments. This privately owned apartment complex houses most of our sophomore, junior, and senior students in apartment style living with private bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen facilities. A recreational complex including a computer lab, fitness center, outdoor pool, game room, and theater room is available to residents. Contact The Woods Management for leasing details at 217.464.8635 or thewoodsatmillikin.com

Greek Chapter Houses

If you are a member of a fraternity or sorority, you may be permitted to live in University recognized Greek chapter housing. Please check with your chapter president for more details.

Millikin Apartments

The Millikin Apartments deliver on-campus living and independence to adult students with families. These one bedroom, one bath, air-conditioned apartments have full kitchens, living rooms, and storage areas. The apartments come furnished with one bed and one dresser. Students may bring their own furniture. Since the apartments are for students with families and/or dependents; please check with the Office of Residence Life for availability.

Millikin University has seven Living-Learning Communities:

Big Blue Leadership The Big Blue Leadership Living-Learning Community cultivates leaders focused on vision, action, inclusion, communication, innovation, and resilience. Through a partnership with the Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance and the Alumni & Development Center, the Big Blue Leadership LLC aims to support the Oberhelman Leadership Scholars & Fellows Program and develop life-long leaders.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community is a home for the dreamers, creators, and doers. Partnering with the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Tabor School of Business, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship LLC offers opportunities for fellowship, idea to incubator programming, and professional development. In addition to Innovation and Entrepreneurship LLC opportunities, residents collaborate with the Global Citizenship Living Learning Community and enjoy the benefits of collaborative programming.


NOTE: Applicants who preference this living learning community should be ready and willing to share a living space with an international student. International students attend Millikin from a variety of countries and language barriers are a possibility.


Global Citizenship


The Global Citizenship Living Learning Community is a home for international and domestic students of diverse world views, backgrounds, and experiences. Partnering with the Center for International Education and the International Student Organization (ISO), the Global Citizenship LLC seeks to offer opportunities for fellowship, discussion of global issues, and cross-cultural appreciation. In addition to the Global Citizenship LLC opportunities, residents collaborate with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship LLC and will enjoy programs on international business and globalization.

The Nursing Living Learning Community is a home for students who aspire to serve others through the field of Nursing. Through its direct connection to the School of Nursing, the Nursing LLC aims to provide aspiring nurses with practical tools and personal development to build their academic and professional identity. In order to support one of the most competitive and taxing academic programs offered at Millikin University, the Nursing LLC also strives to address compassion fatigue and cultivate resilience through focused programming and support.


Fine Arts

The Honors Living Learning Community is a home for high-achieving Millikin students who demonstrate significant engagement in academics. Partnering with the Millikin Honors Program, the Honors LLC aims to serve residents through opportunities for fellowship, specialized programming, and a direct connection to the Director of the Honors Program. The Honors LLC also benefits from support from the Student Honors Advisory Council.

The Fine Arts Living-Learning Community is a home for artists of all types and interests. Partnering with the School of Music, School of Theatre and Dance, and the School of Arts and Sciences, the Fine Arts LLC provides opportunities for fellowship amongst artists, exploration of various mediums, and community programming tailored to the personal and professional development of arts-minded students.

Long-Vanderburg Scholars The Long-Vanderburg Scholars LivingLearning Community is a home for LV Scholars who demonstrate high scholastic achievement and a commitment to diversity, leadership, and community service. The LongVanderburg LLC aims to supplement and support the LV program in developing bright and aware life-long leaders. The LLC primarily supports the First Year LV Scholars as the explore identity and societal expectations.



To make your room a comfortable place to live, you may want to bring some of the following items. Be sure to discuss with your roommate who will be responsible for supplying each item.

Things to Bring » Over the counter medications such as: Acetaminophen & ibuprofen, allergy, cold, & cough medications

» Alarm clock » Auto shut-off coffee maker » Bed quilt or spread » Bucket to carry toiletries [shampoo, soap, etc.]

» Coffee mug/ Water bottle » Computer [Wireless internet is provided for each student in the residence halls]

» Desk lamp » Extra long twin size linens [most twin size will work as well]

Things to Leave Behind » Air conditioners » Alcohol and drugs » Vape pens and other devices » Candles/incense » Curtains/draperies [University will provide blinds]

» Electric appliances with open coils [includes toasters]

» Halogen lamps » Hoverboards or other motorized

recreational devices.

» Fan » First-aid kit » Iron [with auto shut off] and table top

ironing board

» Laundry basket/bag, laundry supplies » Professional dress clothes » Posters, photos » Shower shoes » Stereo, television » Telephone (if desired) [must contact IT to activate]

» Thermometer » Toiletries » Umbrella


[such as recliners and sofas]

» Lofts or bunks » Microwaves [already provided in each hall] » Pets [other than fish] » Weapons

[including any paintball, air soft, or pellet guns]

» Weights or other fitness equipment » Wireless routers

The items on this list will be removed by ORL when found



Where do students live after their first year in the residence halls, and what do I need to know?

Housing options for students after their first year in the residence halls include The Woods at Millikin, as well as fraternity and sorority chapter facilities. At the end of the first semester, students are encouraged to begin thinking about their future housing plans and attend informational sessions hosted by The Woods. Students do not have to sign a lease at that time, and should wait to do so if interested in joining paraprofessional staff (RA or Peer Mentor) or a fraternity or sorority chapter—this takes place early second semester. Students should have an idea of what their future housing plans are by the midway point of second semester.

What if I want to live at The Woods, but do not have any roommates in mind? During second semester, the Office of Residence Life hosts a Roommate/Leasing Party for any students who have not found roommates to lease an apartment at The Woods. At this event, students are able to meet and speak with other students in search of Woods roommates who share similar interests. When a student signs into the event, the student lists preferences for the ideal roommate, which is then used to locate other attendees who share the same preferences. If students decide that they would like to live together, then they have the option of making a lease appointment and even signing a lease at that time. More information about this event will happen at the beginning of the spring semester.

Who is required to live on campus?

Millikin University has a three-year residential requirement for full-time, undergraduate students. Students live in University operated residence halls and apartments, Greek chapter houses, and The Woods. Some scholarship recipients are subject to a four-year residency requirement. Please see your program director for more details.

How are roommates assigned?

Most new students are assigned roommates based upon criteria the student discloses through the online housing application and roommate preference survey. It is very important that the student completes their own housing application that will assist us in assigning a roommate. We take into account habits such as smoking, sleeping, studying, and housekeeping when matching roommates. Even when these criteria are considered, a new resident may find that their roommate is from another country or speaks another language. The roommate may be of a different race, have a different lifestyle, or practice a different religion. Roommates may differ from each other in any number of ways. Learning to live together successfully is an important part of the educational experience at Millikin. Room changes will not be made based upon differences in race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, or creed.


Both my roommate and I have friends who would like to switch places with us. Can we do this?

Yes. This process is called a buddy swap. Any four students may negotiate to swap roommates. Once the decision has been made to complete a buddy swap, the four students must make an appointment with the Residential Coordinator assigned to their building to complete the proper paperwork.

I have waited the 10 days and I still want to move. What is the process?

After the formal waiting period, students may request a room change. Please contact your RA to begin the process. Your RA will assist you with any interpersonal conflict you may be having and encourage you to complete a roommate contract. You may be instructed to attempt to resolve the conflict. It is the philosophy of the Office of Residence Life to assist students in becoming democratic citizens. This includes assisting in difficult situations and encouraging students of different backgrounds and preferences to learn about one another. Requests for moving rooms are not always approved.

What if I have a medical condition or disability?

If you have a documented medical condition or disability, please contact the Office of Residence Life prior to completing your housing application. Your housing application must be submitted along with proper documentation from your medical professional in order to assist us in providing


you with the proper accommodations. If you are in need of accommodations such as a single room, air conditioning, an ADA room, or housing on a ground floor, it is imperative that you submit your housing application prior to the deadline. After the housing application deadline, we cannot guarantee our ability to grant these requests. The University reserves the right to have all medical documentation reviewed by a campus medical provider. Forms can be found on Millikin’s website: millikin.edu/accessibility.

Can I bring my own furniture?

Students are not permitted to bring large furniture items into the Residence Halls. Lofts are expressly prohibited. Small items such as storage cubes, beanbag chairs, and rugs are acceptable. If you are unsure of whether or not you will be permitted to bring a certain item to campus, please contact the Office of Residence Life. Unapproved items will be removed at the expense of the resident.

How does laundry work?

There are laundry facilities for students located in each residence hall building. These laundry facilities are open to usage by residents of the specific building 24 hours per day during times when the halls are open. Residents pay a $50/year service fee for unlimited usage of laundry facilities. There is no need for coins or cards to operate our machines.

Are the halls open during breaks?

The residence halls remain open during most breaks but students who would like to remain on campus during the fall, Thanksgiving or spring breaks must notify our office. Our official closing period occurs over the winter break. Students are not permitted to stay on campus during that time. Students enrolled in immersion or summer classes are required to pay an additional charge to live on-campus since these courses occur outside of the normal academic semesters.

Is there Summer Housing?

Students in need of summer housing (must be enrolled in immersion courses or working for MU) must contact the Office of Residence Life to arrange for accommodations. The summer housing charge is $18/day, based on double occupancy. Single rooms are not available during the summer. The Woods at Millikin also provide summer housing at competitive rates.

Will I have cable TV?

Yes! Cable TV is provided by Millikin University through Comcast. A channel lineup is available online at millikin.edu/IT/xfinity-new-2016.

What about Internet?

Wireless access is currently available in ALL residence halls. To connect to the Millikin wireless network, you must be running at least Windows XP SP3 on a PC, or Mac OS X 10.3 or above on a Macintosh computers. Additionally, you must have a wireless network card or builtin wireless network connection that supports WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access). Most laptops sold today will have WPA capability, and most Mac OS X computers will support WPA as well. Also, most add-in wireless cards available today will support WPA. Students are not permitted to set up wireless networks/ routers in their room.

What happens if I violate Residence Hall Policies?

*Please see a complete list of standard sanctions at millikin.edu/studentdevelopment/student-handbook. In addition to standard sanctions for violations of residence hall and/or University policies and procedures, students will likely meet with a student conduct officer (a professional staff member in Residence Life or Student Development). Millikin University reserves the right to change, add to, or waive standard sanctions.

What are the Check-Out Procedures?

At the end of the each semester, the residence halls will close for either winter or summer break. All residents must check out with their RA, and vacate by 5pm on their last day of finals. If you are enrolled in an immersion course, are a part of an athletic team, or involved in other academic or co-curricular programs, please contact the Office of Residence Life for approval to move out late.

A Note About Renter’s Insurance

Things can always happen. Therefore, it is smart to purchase a renter’s insurance policy for the personal property within your residence hall room. The University is not responsible for loss, damage, or theft of items in your room. Check with your parent’s homeowners insurance; they may cover your items. If not, please contact your family insurance agent to purchase a policy. Most policies are very affordable. National Student Services, Inc. offers a very affordable plan for college students with premiums starting at just $66 per year. Access more information at www.nssi.com.




Move-In Day for EDGE Students


Move-In Day for Scholars










15-17 SEP



12-15 OCT



22-26 NOV





11-15 DEC




DEC JAN Move-In Day for New Students (9am-3pm) “First Week” Orientation Begins



10-18 MAR






Fall Break (residence halls open)


Scheduling Day


Thanksgiving Break

(residence halls open)

Last Day of Classes Winter Commencement Final Exams

Mailroom & Package Pick-up Hours Monday-Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Classes Begin



Winter Break


End of Formal Waiting Period (room change requests may begin) No room/board refunds after this date

Fall Family Weekend


Halls Re-Open for Spring Semester (8 am)


Labor Day, No Classes University Closed

Residence Halls Close for Winter Break (5pm)


First Day of Classes




14-18 MAY






Mailbox Accessibility [Lobby only] Monday-Thursday: 8:00am – 9:00pm Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Mail to the following addresses is not delivered to the University Mailroom and should not include Millikin University in the address:

The Woods at Millikin 1135 W. Wood Street 62522-2853 Greek Houses: Alpha Chi Omega 299 N. Fairview Avenue 62522

Residence Hall Addresses

Delta Delta Delta 111 Park Place 62522

Aston Hall 175 N. Oakland Avenue 62522

Pi Beta Phi 235 N Fairview Avenue 62522

Blackburn Hall 105 N. Oakland Avenue 62522-2081

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 1165 W. Main Street 62522

(residence halls open)

Millikin Apartments (East) 1371 W. Main Street 62522-1955

Off-Campus Petitions Due

Millikin Apartments (West) 1375 W. Main Street 62522-1962

Tau Kappa Epsilon 1225 W. Main Street 62622

Easter Break

Jack C. Dolson Hall 210 N. Oakland Avenue 62522-2027

End of Formal Waiting Period (room change requests may begin) No room/board refunds after this date Spring Break

(residence halls open)

Scheduling Day Declare Housing for 18-19 Last Day of Classes Final Exams Residence Halls Close for Summer (5 pm) Spring Commencement

Walker Hall 125 N. Oakland Avenue 62522-2085 Weck Hall 1211 W. Main Street 62522-2040 The following is an example of how your mail should be addressed: Jill Millikin 1184 W. Main St. Blackburn (Hall) Decatur, IL 62522

*If you have any questions, please contact the University Mailroom or call 217-424-6320.

Millikin University Student Mail Policy • All mail/packages are picked up at the Campus Mail Center in SH104. • You must have your student ID to pick up any packages and to charge stamps or send out packages (UPS, DHL, Fed EX). • Students will be given their mailbox number and combination through their email account once they have validated for the semester. • When students have a package they will receive notification via email. You must have your student ID card to pick up packages. • Address changes are made by the student through their MUOnline account. This applies to any mid-semester room changes, moving to a Greek chapter, or mail forwarding during break times. • Faxes may be sent from the Campus Mail Center for a charge per page to 217-424-3993 Attention: (Your name)



STUDENT CONDUCT Since you will be living with many other students, it is important that you consider others and think about how your behavior, attitudes, and choices affect other members of the community. You are expected to:

» Follow all policies and procedures as communicated by residence hall staff. » Communicate and work with your roommate(s) to develop and maintain an

environment that is mutually satisfying and supportive of your academic and personal needs.

» Follow all guidelines and expectations for conduct as outlined below and in the

student handbook located at millikin.edu/student-development/student-handbook.

» Be an engaged member of your hall and floor community by participating in programs and fulfilling the expectations set out by your community.

» Be respectful of your fellow residents and take responsibility for your actions. Bigotry and hate will not be tolerated in our community. Our community will pursue to the fullest extent of University policy and state, federal, and local laws, behavior that threatens, intimidates, or harms any member of our community. We will not accept ignorance, anger, or substance abuse as an excuse or reason for such behavior.

RESIDENCE HALL Alcohol Use Only those students who are 21 years and older may possess and consume wine and/or beer, and only in the privacy of a 21-year-old or older student’s room if all those present in the room are also at least 21 years of age. Distilled spirits are prohibited. Alcoholic beverages may be consumed only in individual rooms while the room door is closed and may not be consumed in hallways, stairways, elevators, lounges, or any other public area of the residence hall. Individuals should make their guests aware of all aspects of the alcohol policy. Students under legal drinking age, whether personally consuming or not, in rooms where alcohol is being consumed will be subject to student conduct action. Empty alcohol containers are NOT permitted for decorative purposes in any student rooms or public areas. Alcohol in open containers is not permitted in any outside area. Violations of Millikin University Alcohol Policy: Automatic $100 fine, student conduct session, and/or further sanctions depending on severity of violation. Violations of the Drug-Free Schools Act/Millikin University Drug Policy:

* Also includes acts which may be viewed as suspicious behavior

Automatic $150 fine, student conduct session, and/or further sanctions depending on severity of violation. Second violations may result in disciplinary probation or serious student conduct action.


Ceiling Decorations Due to fire codes and safety, nothing may be hung from the ceiling light fixtures, or sprinklers and pipes. Damage to Residence Hall Facilities Students are encouraged to inform their RA if they have witnessed damage to Residence Hall facilities. Students who damage University facilities are subject to student conduct action. At the end of each semester, charges will be assessed for damages beyond normal wear and tear. Individual room damages will be charged to the student(s) occupying the room. Unless the individual committing the damage is identified, the cost of damages to common spaces within facilities are divided amongst the residents of the particular facility and charged to each student account. Decorating Guidelines for Rooms We encourage you to use your creativity to make your room more like home. However, painting is not permitted. While you may decorate the inside of your room to suit your tastes, the outside of your door and window are considered available to public view. The University will not allow the posting of items which are deemed to be racist, sexist, indecent, scandalous, illegal, inciting, or in any way oppressive in nature. These items will be removed and student conduct action will be pursued. Draperies and Window Coverings Due to fire codes and regulations, only University-provided window treatments are to be used. You may not decorate your room with your own personal draperies. Emotional Support Animals (ESA) Millikin University in compliance with the Fair Housing Act, permits students to have an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) after the ESA has been formally requested and approved by the Office of Student Success and the Office of Residence Life. An ESA may not be brought on campus until it has been approved. Due to the health concerns of other students, owners of approved ESAs may be moved to alternate housing arrangements. It is best for a student to request an ESA prior to the start of the academic year to avoid such housing changes. For questions, please contact the Office of Student Success at 217.362.6424. Electrical Appliances Due to potential fire hazards and power failures caused by overloaded electrical circuits, electrical appliance usage must be limited. The following appliances may only be used if they have an automatic shut off: irons and coffee makers. Room-size refrigerators can be no larger than 3 cubic feet and use no more than 1.5 amps when running. Microwaves are NOT permitted unless they are part of a micro fridge unit. Space heaters, sun lamps, halogen lamps, lava lamps, electric blankets, window air conditioners, popcorn poppers, blenders, grills, or appliances with an exposed heating element, are prohibited for safety purposes. Power strips with an automatic circuit breaker are the only extension cords permitted.


FERPA The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

» Be notified of their FERPA rights at least annually » Inspect and review their records (copies are not provided and phones are not allowed to be present) » Request an amendment to an incorrect record » Contest to disclosure of personally identifiable information » File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education FERPA also permits a school to disclose personally identifiable information from education records without consent when the disclosure is to the parents of a student at a postsecondary institution regarding the student's violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the institution, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance. The school may non-consensually disclose information under this exception if the school determines that the student has committed a disciplinary violation with respect to that use or possession and the student is under 21 years of age at the time of the disclosure to the parent. Fire Safety Regulations and Explosives

» No candles allowed, even for decorative purposes. Candles will be confiscated. » No open flames (e.g., candles, kerosene lamps) or any incendiary devices will be permitted

in the residence halls. The burning of incense is not allowed in any residence hall room or public area. » The storage or use of flammable liquids or substances is strictly prohibited in the residence halls. » All living spaces will be maintained in such a manner as to allow a wide, uncluttered pathway. Nothing may be stored in the hallway. » The use of multi-outlet plugs or power strips in the residence halls is acceptable only if the equipment has a built-in circuit breaker. » Live trees will not be permitted in the residence halls. Small plants are acceptable. » In order to ensure compliance, Residence Life staff may check student rooms on continuing basis and at any time. » The possession or use of firearms, fireworks, other explosive materials, or weapons in any University approved housing unit or at a student activity on campus is strictly prohibited by University policy and state law. BB, pellet, soft air, and paint guns are strictly prohibited. » Motorcycle engines, fuel tanks, hoverboards, and other motorized vehicles may not be stored or repaired within residence halls. » In the event of a violation of the above guidelines, student conduct action will be taken. » The use of a fire extinguisher or other fire protection equipment for other than its intended purpose will automatically result in a fine, plus the cost of recharging or replacing the equipment. Students will also be referred for student conduct and possible legal action. Improper Check-Out Failure to complete a contract cancellation or Room Condition Report will result in an automatic $100 fine plus additional room damages as determined by residence hall staff.


Pulling Fire Alarm Automatic $500 fine and student conduct session. Fire department may also pursue violation. Fitness Equipment Weight-lifting equipment, fencing equipment, etc., is not to be kept or used in the residence hall. Students are encouraged to use the weight equipment in the fitness/wellness center at the Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC). General Visitation Rules » During open visitation, a community shall be open to members regardless of gender, only if invited and escorted by a resident of the community. The host or hostess must escort the guest at all times.

» Host/hostess and guest must adhere to the following community restroom and shower policies. » At all times, guests must be escorted to and from the restroom facility by their host or hostess. » The rights of the community members to use restroom facilities shall take precedence over their use by guests. To ensure these rights: » No guest of the opposite gender may use the restroom when a member of the community is using the facility. (The restroom must be cleared.) » Showers may not be used by members of the opposite gender at any time. » Residents may host a guest for no more than three days in a ten day period, providing the roommate agrees. The visitation policy applies to guests and students. As the host, we encourage you to inform your guest of our policy prior to the visit and make other accommodations if necessary. Guests staying beyond three days will be considered to be cohabitants, and both the host and the guest may be subject to student conduct action. » The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to distinguish between a visiting guest and actual residency. A guest making unusually frequent visits will be considered to be cohabiting, and both the host and the guest may be subject to student conduct action. » Consideration for the privacy and rights of roommates in each room will be given priority. A roommate may not be denied access to his or her room at any time and may, in effect, declare the room off limits for any open visitation. Violation of the roommate’s rights of privacy will be considered a major violation of the policy, and the offending party may be referred for student conduct action. » Hosts will be responsible for the actions of their guest(s). The University has set maximum visitation hours as 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., Monday through Friday and 24-hour visitation on the weekends, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday until 1 a.m., Monday. Only during these hours may residents entertain guests in their rooms with prior permission from their roommates. (Guests are defined as non-residents of the hall or residents of a floor housing other gender.) At all times guests must be in the presence of a resident who is acting as host. Apartments have a maximum of 24-hour visitation. This policy is NOT an open-visitation policy. An individual must be a personally invited guest and in the presence of a resident who is acting as host. In other words, all non-residents must be escorted anywhere within the living unit they are visiting. Failure to comply with the escort policy as stated in the student handbook will result in student conduct action.


Violations of Residence Hall Visitation Policy Automatic $50 fine and student conduct session. Quiet Hours Guidelines One of the primary rights of students in residence halls is the right to study in one’s room free from unreasonable interference. Thus, noise and other distractions that inhibit the exercise of this right are strictly prohibited. Parameters established by the Office of Residence Life are as follows: » Sunday through Thursday: Quiet hours begin at 10:00pm and end at 10:00am. » Friday and Saturday: Quiet hours begin at 12:00am and end at 10:00am. During quiet hours, the following guidelines exist: » The noise level resulting from conversation or the use of stereos, radios, televisions, and telephones in any room should not be loud enough to be easily heard outside the room. » Floor lounges are to be used for quiet activities (e.g., study, programs, television, games, etc.). It is expected that noise will be kept at a moderate level. » Conversations in the hallway and bathroom must be conducted at a low voice level. » Residence Hall Staff may confront students who are making too much noise even if they have not received a complaint from another student. » Students are expected to confront other students who are making too much noise. The student making the noise is expected to reduce the noise level immediately. Courteous Behavior Courteous behavior is expected at all times, even when designated quiet hours are not in force. Enforcement of Quiet Guidelines Students in violation of the quiet hour policy will be referred to the Office of Residence Life. Multiple violations may result in relocation to another housing assignment. Violations of Noise/Quiet Hours Policy First offense: warning by RA Repeat offenses: sanctions as determined by Residence Life Finals Week Quiet Hours During finals week, quiet hours are in place on all residence hall floors 24 hours a day, during the entirety of finals. Signs will be posted within the halls informing students when quiet hours will begin, end, and be lifted. Students in violation of this policy will be referred through the student conduct process and may be asked to leave the hall immediately after their last final exam. Holiday Decoration Safety Regulations » No open flames are permitted. » Only artificial trees shall be permitted in student rooms, lounges, apartments, and food service areas. » Only UL-approved or UL-listed electrical light sets may be used for decoration. The power line must not pass through the doorway or window frame to an outlet. » Trees or decorations are not to be placed in any corridor or area, which might obstruct an exit.


» All decorations used on the inside of any University building must be flameproof or made of a material that is flame retardant. » At no time will hallway or exit lights be painted or covered. Keys/Cards Each student is issued a room key and their ID is activated to enter their residence. Students should not let anyone borrow, use or have their keys or ID. When a student changes rooms or moves out of the hall, the keys must be returned to Public Safety within twenty-four hours. Propping door(s) open: Automatic $25 fine and student conduct session. Lock-Out If a student is locked out of their room, they should contact Public Safety in Walker Hall at 217.464.8888 and ask to be let into their room. The resident must be prepared to show an ID to verify that they are a resident of that room. Public Safety will first attempt to contact an RA on duty. The cost of the RA on duty to perform the key-in is $5 to be paid immediately. If the student does not have $5 at this time, a fee of $25 will be charged to the student's account. The student will also be required to tell the staff member where their keys are and how they came to be locked out in the first place. If an RA is not on duty and Public Safety performs the Lock-Out, a fee of $25 will be charged to the student account. Lofts No lofts are to be built in any residence hall room and are expressly prohibited. The University is willing to provide pins to allow beds to be bunked. Please contact your RA for assistance. Musical Instruments The playing of band, orchestral, or any musical instruments is prohibited in residence halls. Singing is also prohibited in the residence halls. Please use the Perkinson Music Center practice rooms for this purpose. Personal Conduct Stealing, violence, threats of violence, or harassment are not permitted. The University reserves the right to dismiss any student at any time whose conduct is considered detrimental to their own welfare, the welfare of other students, or to the University. Acts of Non-Compliance/Conduct Unbecoming a Millikin Student (Failure to comply with a reasonable request of a University official)

» Failure to schedule or attend a student conduct session » Failure to respond to University communication » Failure to complete assigned student conduct sanction(s) » Engaging in threatening behavior towards a University official Automatic $100 fine per act of noncompliance, up to $500. Student conduct session with Residence Life (or upper level student conduct officer depending on severity of noncompliance). Student may also be reassigned to or suspended from a residence hall without consultation. Other sanctions may apply at the discretion of student conduct officer.



Pets Pets, other than fish, are not allowed in residence halls for any reason (including academic). Laboratory specimens are also prohibited.

Special Housing Accommodations If a reasonable accommodation for housing is requested based on a documented disability, the following must be completed:

Violations of Residence Hall Pet Policy Automatic $100 fine, confiscation of pet at the expense of the student (with 24 hour grace period to pick up animal; after 24 hours, humane society), and student conduct session with Residence Life.

1. Documentation of Disability for Special Housing Consideration Form (completed by the medical provider/diagnostician).

Rollerblades and Bicycles A bicycle is a convenient form of transportation on campus as well as in the community, but it is necessary to secure bicycles with a strong casehardened lock and tempered steel chain. Please do not park a bicycle where it may be an inconvenience or hazard to others or where it interferes with access to a building. Chain it securely to a bike rack. For safety reasons, bicycles are not permitted in residence halls or other campus buildings. For these same reasons, students are not to wear roller blades, utilize razor scooters or any other recreational devices inside any campus building at any time.

3. Provide documentation that addresses the specific needs for a reasonable accommodation(s) in housing (this documentation must be submitted within the established time frame to the Office of Residence Life).

Service Animals Pets and non-research animals normally are restricted on University property. However, under federal law, Service Animals are not excluded from University property or activities so long as they meet the guidelines set forth in this policy. Service Animals are defined as animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for individuals with disabilities such as: » Guiding people who are blind » Alerting people who are deaf » Pulling wheelchairs for those with limited mobility » Alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure » Performing other special tasks. Service Animals are working animals, not pets. Smoking To protect the health of our residential communities, all University owned and operated Residential buildings are designated as tobacco-free and smoke-free. For the purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products including, but not limited to, cigarettes (e-cigarettes, nicotine, clove, bidis, kreteks), cigars and cigarillos, hookahsmoked products, and oral tobacco (spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff). Furthermore, use of tobacco or smoking products near residential buildings is restricted to the posted residential smoking zones which can be found in each residential area. This policy also includes vaping. Smoking in/near Residence Hall Automatic $100 fine and student conduct session. Solicitation/Posting Information in the Halls To ensure the security of residence halls, all solicitation, commercial activities, distribution of material under room doors, door-to-door canvassing and similar activities are prohibited in and around the residence halls unless approved in writing by the Director of Residence Life.

2. Submit a Housing Application by May 1 for the fall term, or December 1 for the spring term.

4. Update reasonable housing accommodations on an annual basis within the established time frames designated by the University. Students who have medical documentation demonstrating the need for a special amenity within their residence (ie. single room, kitchen, air conditioning, etc.) will not be charged for such amenities and will be assessed the standard room rate for the facility in which they are residing, so long as they have provided medical documentation demonstrating the need for such amenities and followed the timeframe established for requesting the accommodation. The Office of Residence Life reviews documentation to determine if an individual is eligible for special housing accommodations. If eligible based upon the documentation, the Office of Residence Life will be in contact with the individual to determine the appropriate housing. During the review process, the Office of Residence Life may confer with other University offices and departments. Temporary Medical Conditions Students with a temporary medical condition that affects their mobility may contact the Office of Residence Life at 217.326.6410 to discuss room reassignment options. Due to limited availability during terms, single accommodations cannot be guaranteed for temporary medical conditions. For more information visit millikin.edu/accessibilty.


24 • 2017–2018 ROOM RATES

2017–2018 ROOM RATES *All rates are subject to change at the beginning of the fall term



Aston [Double]


Aston [Single]


Aston [Triple]


Blackburn [Double]


Blackburn [Single]


Weck [Double]


Weck [Single]


Dolson [Double]


Dolson [Single]


Dolson [Private Single]


Dolson [Triple]


Dolson [Quad]


Walker Hall [Double]


Walker Hall [Single]


Millikin East/West [10 month]


Millikin East/West [12 month]




A [All access meal plan + $100 flex]**


B [14 meals/week plan + $300 flex]**


BOARD [MEAL] PLAN TERMS: » Board plans may be purchased at any time; however, changes to existing plans will only be accepted during the first ten days of each semester and must be completed at Student Financial Services. » Board plans are non-refundable, and unused flex dollars will be forfeited at the end of the Spring semester. » Flex dollars may be added to a base plan in increments of $25.00. » Students living in residence halls: your board plan will be billed to your University account each semester. » The default board plan for residential students is Plan A. Students who fail to submit their board plan agreements will automatically be assigned Plan A.


**First Year Students in residence halls must have meal plan A or B. ***Students needing a housing accommodation due to disability should contact the Office Residence Life. ***All housing rates include a $50 laundry fee.

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