Residential Life

Converse University is a residential college and views on-campus living as an integral part of the educational experience. All undergraduate students, under the age of 24, must reside in college residence halls unless they make their home with their parents/legal guardian in their permanent residence within a 35 mile radius of the University. Also, students with custodial children residing with them and/or students who are married may reside off-campus, and must submit in writing to the Dean of Students a request for a waiver from this policy. No married students may live in the residence halls without permission from the Dean of Students. Students living in college residence halls must be full-time students. Infractions of the residency requirement policy will be handled by the Dean of Students. Students found in violation of this policy may be charged University room and board fees.

Students living in college residence halls must be full-time students (registered for not less than 12 course credits in Fall and Spring Terms and not less than 3 course credits in Jan Term). Infractions of the residency requirement policy will be handled by the Dean of Students.

Each residence hall has a staff that is responsible for working with residents to ensure a healthy, safe living and learning environment. Full time professional Director of Residential Life, Assistant Director of Residential Life or graduate Resident Directors staff each residence hall. Each floor is staffed with a Community Advisor who is an undergraduate student. The staff facilitates the development of a community through programming, community builders and student interactions. A member of the Residential Life Staff is on-call when the residence halls are open.

Each year, upperclassmen select rooms through a lottery within each class. Assignments for new students are based on Roommate Preference information. The Director of Residential Life and Student Conduct pairs each student and places the pairs in designated first year buildings. All policies and procedures governing the residence halls are in the Student Handbook.