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  • Facility Policies | Millikin University
    Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Facility Policies Residence Life You are here Home Campus Life Residence Life On Campus Living Housing Policies Facility Policies Ceiling Decorations Damage to Residence Hall Facilities Decorating Guidelines for Rooms Electrical Appliances Fitness Equipment Furniture Removal Holiday Decoration Safety Regulations Lofts Solicitation Posting Information in the Halls Ceiling Decorations Due to fire codes and safety nothing may be hung from the ceiling or light fixtures Damage to Residence Hall Facilities Students are encouraged to inform their RA if they have witnessed damage to Residence Hall facilities Students who are found to damage University facilities are subject to student conduct action At the end of each semester charges will be assessed for damages beyond normal wear and tear Individual room damages will be charged to the student s occupying the room Unless the individual committing the damage is identified the cost of damages to common spaces within facilities are divided amongst the residents of the particular facility and charged to each student account Decorating Guidelines for Rooms We encourage you to use your creativity to make your room more like home While you may decorate the inside of your room to suit your tastes the outside of your door and window are considered available to public view The University will not allow the posting of items which are deemed to be racist sexist indecent scandalous illegal inciting or in any way oppressive in nature These items will be removed and disciplinary action will be taken Electrical Appliances Due to potential fire hazards and power failures caused by overloaded electrical circuits electrical appliance usage must be limited The following appliances may only be used if they have an automatic shut off irons and coffeemakers Room size refrigerators can be no larger than 3 cubic feet and use no more than 1 5 amps when running Microwaves are NOT permitted unless they are part of a micro fridge unit rented through the Office of Residence Life Space heaters sun lamps halogen lamps lava lamps electric blankets window air conditioners popcorn poppers halogen lamps grills or appliances with an exposed heating element are prohibited for safety purposes Power strips with an automatic circuit breaker are the only extension cords permitted Fitness Equipment Weight lifting equipment fencing equipment etc is not to be kept or used in the residence hall unless special facilities are

    Original URL path: http://www.millikin.edu/campus-life/residence-life/campus-living/policies-procedures/facility-policies (2016-02-17)
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  • Residential Curriculum | Millikin University
    Academic Resources International Education Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Menu Admission Aid Office of Admission Undergraduate Why Study at Millikin Cost Aid How to Apply After Acceptance Meet Your Counselor Visit Information Visit Campus Schedule a Visit Virtual Tour Maps Directions Area Information Admissions info for Transfer International PACE Accelerated Degrees Graduate Nursing Graduate Business Academics Areas of Study Colleges and Schools College of Arts Sciences College of Fine Arts Professional Studies Tabor School of Business Interdepartmental More Programs Graduate Programs PACE Accelerated Degrees Pre Professional English Language ESL Study Abroad Student Resources Staley Library Academic Calendar Registrar Academic Resources International Education Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big

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  • Living Learning Communities | Millikin University
    common schedule although not all classes will be the same Students residing in this tightly knit community will have specialized faculty interaction programming and just the perfect environment for this rigorous major If you are interested in this community apply as soon as Housing Applications become available because spaces are limited Applications are online and will be emailed to you once you complete the Housing Application Please make sure you check Yes I am interested in a Living Learning Community on your application in order to be considered Requirements for living in the First Year Nursing LLC Be a full time degree seeking student who is a Nursing major at Millikin and is ready to be engaged in this community in every aspect First Year Business Learn how to get things done in your career and on campus so you can focus on finding your personal life of meaning and value Examples of ways to get involved include being Milli van certified planning a campus event or analyzing Super Bowl ads and meeting young MU grads Use your experience in this LLC to make your life more productive and meaningful on campus and off Requirements for living in the First Year Business LLC Be a first year full time degree seeking student and be curious about how to prepare or create a future working life International Citizens Ready to see the world through someone else s eyes If so you may be an ideal person to live in the International Citizen LLC This globally focused LLC is designed to allow American and international students create a unique community together This arrangement places two students into each residence hall room one domestic student and one international student Beyond the obvious cultural tête à tête opportunities this LLC also features special global awareness modern languages and diversity programming and close interaction with the Millikin Center for International Education Requirements for living in the International Citizen LLC Submit the Living Learning Community Application for New Students be a full time degree seeking student Applicants should also be aware that they will be living with someone who is different from them and language barriers are a possibility Commitment to the Arts Calling all artists If you are a student studying in the College of Fine Arts the Commitment to the Arts LLC is for you Supported by College of Fine Arts faculty and staff this LLC encourages creativity individuality and flexibility in the arts Unlike residents of other residence halls or floors you ll be encouraged to display your artwork or exercise your talents in a variety of ways i e you can play your instrument on your floor Special programming showcases artists in art galleries graduate programs theatrical groups and other venues to connect with the Millikin and Decatur community Requirements for living in the Commitment to the Arts LLC Submit your Housing Application and include your interest in being in an LLC be a full time degree seeking student and major or

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  • Off-Campus Living | Millikin University
    Photo Gallery Press Kit Menu Admission Aid Office of Admission Undergraduate Why Study at Millikin Cost Aid How to Apply After Acceptance Meet Your Counselor Visit Information Visit Campus Schedule a Visit Virtual Tour Maps Directions Area Information Admissions info for Transfer International PACE Accelerated Degrees Graduate Nursing Graduate Business Academics Areas of Study Colleges and Schools College of Arts Sciences College of Fine Arts Professional Studies Tabor School of Business Interdepartmental More Programs Graduate Programs PACE Accelerated Degrees Pre Professional English Language ESL Study Abroad Student Resources Staley Library Academic Calendar Registrar Academic Resources International Education Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Off Campus Living Residence Life You are here Home Campus Life Residence Life Off Campus Living This page is designed to assist the Millikin student who has been approved to live off campus Students granted permission to live off campus are primarily seniors but visitors to this page may also include Commuter students students who live with their relatives in the local communities Students over the age of 24 Married students or students with dependents Students who are

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  • Off-Campus Petitions | Millikin University
    Press Kit Menu Admission Aid Office of Admission Undergraduate Why Study at Millikin Cost Aid How to Apply After Acceptance Meet Your Counselor Visit Information Visit Campus Schedule a Visit Virtual Tour Maps Directions Area Information Admissions info for Transfer International PACE Accelerated Degrees Graduate Nursing Graduate Business Academics Areas of Study Colleges and Schools College of Arts Sciences College of Fine Arts Professional Studies Tabor School of Business Interdepartmental More Programs Graduate Programs PACE Accelerated Degrees Pre Professional English Language ESL Study Abroad Student Resources Staley Library Academic Calendar Registrar Academic Resources International Education Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Off Campus Petitions Residence Life You are here Home Campus Life Residence Life Off Campus Living Off Campus Petitions Common Questions about Off Campus Housing Who is required to live on campus Millikin University has a three year residency requirement live on campus for 6 semesters for full time undergraduate students Freshmen sophomore and junior students must live on campus Students may live in University operated residence halls and apartments Greek chapter houses and The Woods at Millikin Why does Millikin require students to live on campus Millikin University is a residential institution It is our philosophy and belief that residential living is a key to student success We support research that indicates students graduate at a higher rate when they choose to live on campus Part of what makes Millikin special is its vibrant campus life which is further enriched by our residential community Is there any way to live off campus if I am not a senior Students wishing to live off campus must meet one of the following criteria Be 24 years of age or older by August 1 of petition year Be married marriage license may be required Have dependents and provide necessary documentation tax return or certificate Be of senior standing 88 credits or more and beginning 7th semester at Millikin at the beginning of the term Live within a 40 mile radius of campus and living with a parent at parent s permanent home address You must submit a copy of home s electric bill and complete the Commuter Notary Form Demonstrate significant financial hardship defined as having exhausted all loan eligibility verified through the Office of Student Financial Services Unmet need must equal

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  • Finding Housing | Millikin University
    Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Finding Housing Residence Life You are here Home Campus Life Residence Life Off Campus Living Finding Housing Signing Your Off Campus Lease Read it through More often than not leases are long and filled with words that nobody uses on an everyday basis Plus as college students you most likely have a guarantor who also had to sign the lease or a guarantor form This makes it seem so easy to just skip to the end and sign your name without thoroughly reading the lease BAD IDEA Leases contain rules on everything from who is responsible for apartment repairs to what happens if you want to break your lease to if there s a fine for guests who stay longer than a week You can t use the excuse But I didn t know that when you are fined or asked to leave if it was in the lease Read it through read it carefully and understand your obligations Know the terms Do a little reading before you head to the leasing office to sign the lease and become acquainted with the terminology you will encounter Click here for a list of common terms found on leases You won t get confused by the language if you know what it means Know the basics A quick search on the web reveals a plethora of sites that detail what you should expect on your lease All leases will contain some form of the following Lease length rent amount and breaking your lease terms Pet policies guest policies and noise policies Utility obligations Landlord access policies and who s responsible for legal fees if they take you to court This is a short list the lease can contain more and probably will If you have questions about something in the lease ask If you want clarification for something ask and get it in writing MAKE SURE TO GET A COPY OF YOUR LEASE You can always refer to it if you don t remember what s on it or as written proof of the terms of your lease Know what to watch out for Vague terms and allusions to rules that are not specified Verbal agreements that are not transferred to paper a verbal agreement is not

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  • Tenants Rights | Millikin University
    Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Menu Admission Aid Office of Admission Undergraduate Why Study at Millikin Cost Aid How to Apply After Acceptance Meet Your Counselor Visit Information Visit Campus Schedule a Visit Virtual Tour Maps Directions Area Information Admissions info for Transfer International PACE Accelerated Degrees Graduate Nursing Graduate Business Academics Areas of Study Colleges and Schools College of Arts Sciences College of Fine Arts Professional Studies Tabor School of Business Interdepartmental More Programs Graduate Programs PACE Accelerated Degrees Pre Professional English Language ESL Study Abroad Student Resources Staley Library Academic Calendar Registrar Academic Resources International Education Athletics Campus Life Residence Life Activity Calendar of Events Student Organizations Decatur Community Greek Life Kirkland Fine Arts Center Student Life Health Wellness Centers Facilities Campus Involvement Dining Residence Life Services Student Handbook Public Safety Information Technology Career Center Support Services Alumni Friends Get Involved Stay Connected Alumni News Quarterly Magazine Alumni Directory Featured Alumni Resources Alumni Events Alumni Calendar Homecoming Goodheart Event Founder s Day Lindsay Medallion Give To MU Give Ways to Give Millikin Fund Big Blue Club Patrons Society About Faculty Staff Directory At A Glance Mission Values Millikin History Employment Accreditation University Marketing Administration Office of the President Office of the Provost Student Development Board of Trustees Faculty Staff Directory Media Newsroom Calendar of Events Video Gallery Photo Gallery Press Kit Tenants Rights Residence Life You are here Home Campus Life Residence Life Off Campus Living Tenants Rights What must a landlord do The landlord must Keep the home up to local building code Keep the home so that you can safely live in it Give you written notice before ending the lease Not enter the home without telling you in advance unless it is an emergency What must a tenant do The tenant must Keep the home clean Not change the home unless the landlord says it is okay Pay rent when due Give the landlord notice before moving out Obey the lease Tell the landlord about any problems with the home Common sense a good lease and local state and federal laws protect your tenant rights Understanding your legal rights is a critical advantage that can help you to avoid meet and overcome rental problems Common sense is a personal attribute requiring consistent exercise Obtain a receipt for payments to a landlord or use checks or money orders that can be verified Read and understand anything you are asked to sign Get a copy of anything you sign An application to rent is not a lease and is not binding until confirmed by a lease If you pay a security deposit with an application you may lose the deposit if you decide not to rent the apartment after you are approved Giving notice that you do not wish to rent an apartment before notification of approval should

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  • FAQs | Millikin University
    the Office of Residence Life for more information My roommate hasn t shown up Do I have a single room now That depends The residence hall contract you signed when you agreed to your housing assignment stated that you live in a double occupancy room Therefore the University reserves the right to place a new roommate with you at any time If your roommate has either left the University moved to another room or has never shown up at all you have two options You will receive a letter from the Office of Residence Life shortly after your roommate has left or upon the 10th day of classes This letter will inform you that you have the option of either entering into consolidation or paying for a campus single option Consolidation means that you are agreeing to have a new roommate placed with you or to move into another double occupancy room in which there is only one occupant Paying for a campus single option requires you to sign a new contract and pay a higher rate to stay in your same room as a single occupant Paying the campus single rate ensures that you will have a single room for the remainder of the current semester only I would like to room with my friend Can I choose to room with him her Yes you may choose the person with whom you would like to room with if both parties identify each other on their Housing Application Once housing assignments have been made students must wait 10 days after the start of the academic semester before requesting a room change I do not like my roommate Why do I have to wait to move Students must wait for 10 days after the start of the academic semester to make any room changes This allows the University to accurately account for the students living in the residence halls and gives us the opportunity to make the proper arrangements for any address and phone changes If you feel that you are living in an environment where you are in physical danger and or don t fee safe please contact your Resident Assistant your Residential Communities Coordinator or Public Safety We will be able to provide you with temporary housing until after the waiting period I have waited the ten days and I still want to move What is the process After the formal waiting period students may request a room change Please contact your RA to begin the process Your RA will assist you with any interpersonal conflict you may be having and encourage you to complete a roommate contract You may be instructed to attempt to resolve the conflict It is the philosophy of the Office of Residence Life to assist students in becoming responsible citizens This includes assisting in difficult situations and encouraging students of different backgrounds and preferences to learn about one another Requests for moving rooms are not always approved Both my roommate and I have friends

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