Residence Life Policies

Applications for University housing, housing contracts, room assignments, and questions concerning housing are managed by the Office of Residence Life. Students may begin the housing application process online at www.atu.edu/reslife. The Residence Life staff may be contacted by phone at 479-968-0376, email at housing@atu.edu.
Housing rules and regulations for all students contracted with the Office of Residence Life can be found in the Arkansas Tech University Student Handbook under the section "Guide to Residence Hall Living," located online at the link below. Students residing in any facilities maintained by the Office of Residence Life are responsible for understanding all policies contained in the guide. Questions should be directed to Aaron Hogan, Associate Dean for Residence Life, at ahogan@atu.edu.

Mission Statement:
Provide a clean, well maintained, safe, and inclusive living learning environment that is conducive to study and the personal development of all residents. Activities and services are designed to develop community while encouraging academic and social success.

Vision:
The Office of Residence Life at Arkansas Tech University will strive at all times to excel in providing the highest level of service and commitment to our students so that each can obtain their academic and future goals.

On-Campus Residency Requirements:
Single students between the ages of 18 and 21, and with fewer than 60 earned credit hours of college work, who are University main campus (Russellville, Arkansas) students are required to live on campus, as space permits, in University owned housing facilities. These students are required to purchase a meal plan unless living in the University Commons Apartments or Vista Place. Exemptions to the On-Campus Residency Requirement include: students living with immediate family (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) within 30 miles driving distance of the Russellville, Arkansas campus, married students, or students with dependent children. Students under the age of 18 between August 22, 2015 and December 31, 2015 must sign the Arkansas Tech University Waiver and Release of Liability for a Minor Living on Campus prior to being allowed to sign a housing contract and live in On-Campus housing. The Arkansas Tech University Waiver and Release of Liability for a Minor Living on Campus is available through the Office of Residence Life at http://www.atu.edu/reslife/. Students age 17 or under on or after January 1, 2016 are not permitted to live in University owned housing facilities.
Students who are Arkansas Tech University Ozark campus (Ozark, Arkansas) students, who meet the aforementioned requirements, may live on campus at the University main campus (Russellville, Arkansas). However, Arkansas Tech University Ozark campus (Ozark, Arkansas) students are not required to live on the main campus.

Eligibility:
To be eligible to be a Resident in a University residence hall, a person must carry a meal plan (for residents of Vista Place, and University Commons Apartments; a meal plan is optional) and be enrolled at the University campus in a minimum of nine (9) undergraduate semester hours each semester or a minimum of six (6) graduate hours each semester. The University reserves the right not to contract with persons who are currently violating or have previously violated the terms and conditions of a housing contract or other University rules or regulations, or who have a past due balance with the University.
To be eligible to be a Resident in the University Commons Apartments, a person must be enrolled at the University campus in a minimum of nine (9) undergraduate semester hours each semester or a minimum of six (6) graduate hours each semester. Initial preference for University Commons Apartment assignments will be given to those students who have earned a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours of college work and have a minimum (2.5) cumulative grade point average. The University reserves the right not to contract with persons who are currently violating or have previously violated the terms and conditions of a housing contract or other University rules or regulations, or who have a past due balance with the University. The maximum number of persons occupying an apartment shall be no more than four (4) persons in a four-bedroom apartment, and no more than two (2) persons in a two-bedroom apartment. No other occupants are permitted. Residents of the University Commons Apartments are required to pay $250.00 security deposit.
To be eligible to be a Resident in Vista Place Apartments, a person must be enrolled at the University campus in a minimum of nine (9) undergraduate semester hours each semester or a minimum of six (6) graduate hours each semester. Initial preference for Vista Place Apartment assignments will be given to those students who have earned a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours of college work and have a minimum (2.5) cumulative grade point average. The University reserves the right not to contract with persons who are currently violating or have previously violated the terms and conditions of a housing contract or other University rules or regulations, or who have a past due balance with the University. The maximum number of persons occupying an apartment shall be no more than four (4) persons in a four-bedroom apartment.

 

 

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