2020 Housing Information

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Housing Application Timeline

Date Information – New Students
Once Officially Accepted!

Pay your housing and tuition deposits through your portal or the Office of Student Accounts

Receive housing application or print one off online. Fax, email, mail or drop off to the Office of Student Development
Housing applications should be completed and submitted by the end of June for best placement and accurate billing to their account.

Housing Deposits and Applications are encouraged to be submitted by May 1, 2020 to ensure that your bill reflects housing charges. Deposits and Applications will be accepted throughout the summer but may impact housing placement preferences as well as require a new bill to be issued.

July Make sure your bill is paid and your account is up to date.
August 1st All students cleared through student accounts with a complete housing deposit and application will be placed into a residence hall room.
Early/Mid August 2020 Housing Assignment Email – incoming students. Assignment email will be sent to your MEDAILLE email address*

*Housing deposits are non-refundable

*Students paying and applying after the deadline will be housed in spaces that remain after students who made the deadline are placed. This includes students that have not cleared their accounts by August 1, 2020.

Important Information

  • First Year/New Students Move in is TBD Date.
  • Returning Student Move in will be on Sunday, August 30, 2020
    • Fall sport athletes will be permitted to move in early and should be in touch with their coach for specific information
    • New International students will be able to move in on TBD Date.
      • International student orientation will begin on TBD Date.
  • If you submitted your housing application but didn’t request a roommate and now have one in mind, please email reslife@medaille.edu. Please note that this has to be a mutual request and your intended roommate must do the same thing.
    • We will do our best to honor requests but cannot guarantee this.
    • Both roommates must clear their accounts by August 1, 2020 in order to be considered for placement together.
  • Requests to change roommates/room assignments are unable to be considered after placements have been sent out.

Move-In Guide

What to Bring

The residence halls are your “home away from home”, the place you hang with your friends, prepare for your classes, and make memories that will last a lifetime.  We want you to make this space YOURS, so 

Every room is equipped with the following:

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Desks
  • 2 Dresser
  • 2 Chairs
  • 2 Closets or Wardrobes
  • Cable Service
  • Wireless and LAN internet accessibility
  • Garbage can

Optional Supplies

(the stuff you and your roommate decide to bring)

School Supplies: backpack, computer/Ethernet card & cable, flash drive, dictionary, envelopes, highlighters, post-it notes©, notebooks, folders, binders, organizer, pens, pencils, pictures, posters, scissors, stamps

Kitchen Supplies: can opener, coffee mug, cups, plates, silverware, refrigerator (max size-4 cu ft/UL approved/hermetically sealed/drawing power of 4/10 amps), microwave, food & snacks, drinks, Keurig coffeemaker

Personal Care: variety of clothes, sneakers/shoes/flip-flops, bathroom bucket, first aid kit/medicine, hangers, iron & ironing board, laundry basket, detergent, linens, razor/shaver, sewing kit, safety pins, tissues, toiletries, towels

For the Room: alarm clock, desk lamp, floor lamp, drying rack, surge protectors, fan, pictures & poster to hang-up (NO TAPE or TACS they tear the paint -Scotch ® Clear Mounting Squares work the best), plants, playing cards, games, rug, stereo, TV, DVD, Blu-Ray, iPod, phone, umbrella, comfort items

Miscellaneous: bedding for a standard twin mattress, pillow, address/phone book, batteries, camera, keychain, money/ATM card, ID, medical insurance card, computer

*Be sure to talk with your roommate(s) to avoid doubling or tripling up on the bigger items like TV’s, microwaves, rugs, video game systems and refrigerators

*You cannot mount a flat screen TV (or anything else) to the wall

* Cleaning services are NOT provided

Living with Roommates

Make the most of your on-campus experience by developing a successful relationship with your roommate. The Office of Residence Life is invested in our residents having a successful roommate relationship.

Research indicates that you are more likely to have a positive living experience with your roommate when you talk daily, share a meal, and hang out at least 3x per week.

The behaviors and frequencies listed below are those that were reported to have worked and benefited previous roommates. We understand that each roommate relationship will be different and that these frequencies may be different for you, but always use this as a starting point when development your new relationship!

Frequency Behavior
Daily Casual In-Person Communication

Spending Social Time with Roommates

Conversations Adding Perspective


Spending Social Time with Those Who Are Not My Roommate

Setting Aside Personal Expectations

Helping in a Difficult Time

Being Understanding and Having Patience

Interacting on Social Media


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