Residence Life FAQs

student life residence faqs

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(Commonly asked questions about Residence Halls)

How big are the rooms?
Willer Suites 11'5' x 16 ; Friars 11 6 x 19 6 ; Helein, Padua & Garner 10'6' x 15'6'

What are the measurements for the dresser?
2' x 4'

How much space is between the two beds?
6'

Can I bunk the bed?
All beds can be bunked. We do not allow lofts.

How much space from the floor to the bottom of the bed?
18 inches

How big is the closet?
They are comparable in size to the average hotel room closet.

How many outlets are in the room?
4 (four)

What should I bring?
Whatever you would not be comfortable living without. Remember, however, that these are residence hall rooms, and there is a limited amount of space. Items not allowed are: halogen lamps, hot plates, space heaters and anything with an open heating element.

Is there a sink in the room?
Sinks are only in some of the Friar's Hall rooms.

What size are the mattresses?
All mattresses are extra long twin.  Their length is 80 inches.  Extra long sheets will fit all beds, including standard.

Should I bring a lamp?
A desk lamp is recommended, however for safety, halogen lamps and spider lamps are not allowed.

Can I nail pictures to the walls?
NO. nails are not permitted as this would damage the walls.

Can I put tape on the walls?
Scotch tape is preferred no gray duct tape, no tacky putty, NO NAILS.

Should I bring a rug?
Many students like to bring an area rug to coordinate their rooms with their decor.

What furniture is provided in rooms?
Rooms have a bed, dresser, desk & chair. Double rooms have 2 of these items.

Do we provide refrigerators or microwaves?
No.

Which buildings are air conditioned?
All the residence halls and houses are air conditioned except for Padua Hall.  Students living in Padua who would like air conditioning will be charged $300 (for installation and electricity) and are required to bring their own AC unit.  The unit cannot exceed 5000 BTUs. 

Are there storage spaces in the halls?
There is storage in each hall, however, space is limited and we do not assume responsibility for stored items.

What about telephone service?
With the increase in cell phone service, Quincy University does not provide land line telephone service.  

Do the rooms have cable?
Yes, all rooms have cable which is included in the room fees.

How big can the refrigerator be? 
No larger than 5 cubic feet.

Can both my roommate & I have a refrigerator?
No. Work this out with your roommate before you get here. There are limited power outlets, and space is also limited.

Do I need a computer cord?
Cat 5 cables are available in the Bookstore if needed. Questions? Contact our IT Services Office at 217-228-5250.  In addition, the campus does have wireless coverage in a majority of the residence halls.  IT Services or Residence Life Staff can assist you in setting up your computer at the beginning of each school year.

How far is the outlet from the desk?
There is an outlet by each desk, and one by each dresser.

Should I bring winter clothes?
Yes, if you will not be going home before winter hits. It does get cold.

Can I move in early?
Students may not move in before the official move in date.

How do I know where to go on move-in day?
Students should report to the Student Center to check-in. Orientation members will be there to assist you.

Can I stay over breaks?
Residence Halls close over Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and Easter Breaks. Students in Residence Halls must leave during these breaks.

Am I required to have a meal plan?
Yes, all students in Residence Halls must have a Meal Plan.

Where do I get my ID and Parking Permit?
These are issued by Campus Safety and Security located in Friars Hall.

Welcome to the residence hall community at Quincy University!

More Questions? Feel free to call us at 217-228-5320