Residence Life Policies

 

The Office of Residence Life exists as a vital part of the educational program and academic support services of the University.  The mission of the Office of Residence Life is to provide a clean, well-maintained, and safe living environment that is conducive to study and will foster a meaningful growth experience.  Activities and programs presented within the residence halls are designed to develop a community which encourages educational opportunities while promoting maturity, responsibility, and above all academic success.

Single students between the ages of 18 and 21, and with fewer than 60 earned credit hours of college work, 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, Vista Place.  Exemptions to the On-Campus Residency Requirement include: students living with immediate family (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) within a 30 mile radius of the Russellville, Arkansas campus, married students, or students with dependent children. Students under the age of 18 between August 23, 2014 and January 1, 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 17 or under on January 1, 2015 are not permitted to live in University owned housing facilities.


Applications for University housing, housing contracts, room assignments, and questions concerning housing are managed by the Office of Residence Life.
Housing rules and regulations for all students contracted with the Office of Residence Life can be located at the link below.  Students residing in any facilities maintained by the Office of Residence Life are responsible for understanding all policies contained therein.

 

Student Handbook

 

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