Residence Life Questions
What is the housing deposit?
Each new student pays a $50 deposit with his/her matriculation fee. At the end of his/her senior year, or upon leaving Taylor, the student may apply to the Bursar’s Office to have the money refunded. Charges for damages to residence hall property and/or university administered facilities are deducted from the deposit.
When will students find out which residence hall they will be living in?
They should learn their residence hall and roommate before Summer Orientation. For those unable to attend orientation, the Housing Office will notify them in June or July.
Are there laundry facilities available? Is there a fee?
The laundry fee is included in the bill for housing. There are facilities available in each residence hall at no additional charge. Washing machines in our residence halls are highefficiency. Students supply their own HE detergent.
Do community bathrooms have soap dispensers/paper towels/hand dryers?
The “community bathrooms” have soap dispensers as well as high-energy efficient hand dryers.
Do students need to bring their own cleaning supplies? Is there a vacuum available to them?
Students do not have to bring cleaning supplies to clean their bathrooms. The cleaning staff regularly cleans them. Every residence hall has vacuums available for students to use.
Do we need to bring a waste paper basket?
While there will be large waste baskets in each hall, it is advisable to bring one for your student’s room.
Can students bring a refrigerator to campus?
Refrigerators are allowed in residence hall rooms but they can be no larger than 4 cubic feet.
Can students bring a window fan for their rooms?
Window fans are acceptable, but portable air conditioning units of any kind are not permitted.
Does Taylor accept large shipments for students, such as furniture for their room?
Taylor will facilitate delivery of a large shipment provided the following four conditions are met:
- Advance approval is obtained from Facilities Services (Greg Eley, Director – firstname.lastname@example.org) before delivery is scheduled.
- Taylor University has no responsibility for inspecting the shipment upon delivery or assisting the student in delivery or assembly.
- Taylor University assumes no responsibility for damage or theft between delivery and removal.
- The item is picked up within 2 business days.
Are students allowed to stay in their rooms during school breaks?
Students are not allowed to stay on campus during Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Spring breaks. Normally, students who live too far away to go home will go to another student’s home or to the home of a Taylor faculty or staff member.
What is my student’s mailing address?
(Name of Residence Hall)
236 West Reade Avenue
Upland, IN 46989-1001