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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to Washburn?

How are the meal plans designed?

How are room assignments made?

How are roommates assigned?

What if I don't get along with my roommate?

What is the address of my residence hall?

What if I lose my room key or access card?

What should I do to assure the security of my property?

What are the bathroom facilities like?

Are extension cords allowed in the resident halls?

May I store my boxes, luggage, or extra belongings on campus?

Is there wireless internet, cable, or phone service available?

How do I connect my computer to the internet?

May I bring my own furniture?

May I bring my bicycle?

May I bring my pet to school?

Where do I eat?

What if I get sick?

What if I am stressed out and need someone to talk to?

What kind of safety and security is provided on campus?

What size sheets do I need for my bed?

What about window coverings?

May I smoke in my room?

May I have alcohol on campus?

What if I have more questions?

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO WASHBURN?

Check out our list if what to bring and what not to bring with you to Washburn: What to bring?

HOW ARE THE MEAL PLANS DESIGNED?

Each meal plan includes both Dining Dollars and Bod Bucks. 

ICHABOD Dining Dollars Account:  Your ICHABOD Dining Dollars are your key to unlocking the flavors and experience of ANY campus dining location. Designed exclusively for Washburn students, your ICHABOD Dining Dollars are accessed through your iCard. This works like a debit card, every time you make a purchase in a Washburn dining location, the purchase amount is deducted from your ICHABOD Dining Dollars account. Money from your ICHABOD account will carry over from fall to spring semester, but not from year to year. If your Union Market account begins to run low you can add additional dollars at anytime through the Ichabod Service Center.

Bod Bucks Account:  Bod Bucks are discretionary dollars that can be spent for a number of great services at Washburn. You can use your Bod Bucks at the Corner Store, Libation Station, The Union Market, Concessions, University Bookstore, Ichabod Service Center, residence hall laundry facilities and much more. Like your ICHABOD Dining Dollars Account, Bod Bucks are also accessed through your iCard, and works just like a debit card. However, Bod Bucks remain active as long as you are enrolled at Washburn University.

What to do when your Dining Dollars get low? Each time you make a purchase using your Dining Dollars, your balance will be displayed at the register.  If your Dining Dollars run low, you may add additional Dining Dollars at any time by visiting Ichabod Service Center.

HOW ARE ROOM ASSIGNMENTS MADE?
Room assignments are made based on a first come first serve basis. The current residents of any room have the first right to the room for the next academic year, followed by students returning to campus, followed by new students coming to campus.

HOW ARE ROOMMATES ASSIGNED?
Roommates are assigned based on the preferences of the residents in the room and on occupancy needs. If the residents request each other as roommates the Residential Living Staff will do everything with-in their power to accommodate those requests. If the residents have not requested a particular roommate, roommates will be assigned based on the information cards that the residents fill out with the contract.

WHAT IF I DON'T GET ALONG WITH MY ROOMMATE?
At the beginning of each academic year the residents of each room will be asked to fill out a roommate agreement contract, designed to open communication between the residents about typical issues that cause trouble between roommates. If the roommates have issues during the year, the residents will be asked to take steps to reconcile the relationship, first with mediation by the student staff member, then a second mediation by a professional staff member. Following the mediations, if the issues still exist, a room change can be discussed at that time.

WHAT IS THE ADDRESS TO MY RESIDENCE HALL?

Find your hall's address here.

WHAT IF I LOSE MY ROOM KEY OR ACCESS CARD?
If you lose your ICard, room key, or mailbox key you need to let the Residential Living Office know as soon as possible. You will be able to get temporary keys in the Residential Living Office and you will need to obtain a new ICard from the ICard office.

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO ASSURE THE SECURITY OF MY PROPERTY?
Locking your door every time you leave the room is necessary to make sure that your property is always safe. Also lock your doors when you go to sleep in your room. Discuss the door policy with your roommate and suitemates to decide when or if you will ever have the main door open into the hall.

WHAT ARE BATHROOM FACILITIES LIKE?
Every suite/apartment on campus has its own bathroom. The bathrooms will have a toilet, sinks and a shower. You will never be asked to share a bathroom with more than three other people. Cleaning of the facility is the responsibility of the residents.

ARE EXTENSION CORDS ALLOWED IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS?
Extension cords are not allowed in the residence halls.  It is encouraged that residents use surge protectors.

MAY I STORE MY BOXES, LUGGAGE OR EXTRA BELONGINGS ON CAMPUS?
All the items that you bring to campus will need to be stored in your personal room. Any items left in common areas will be removed at the student's cost.

IS THERE WIRELESS INTERNET, CABLE, OR PHONE SERVICE AVAILABLE?
Wireless internet and cable television are provided in all residence hall rooms.   Residents need to provide their own TV and cable cord. Residents are not allowed to contact any outside contractors to obtain a different cable package or additional services. Phone service is no longer provided in the residence halls.  Visit here for more information.

HOW DO I CONNECT MY COMPUTER TO THE INTERNET?

How to get connected

MAY I BRING MY OWN FURNITURE?
You may bring your own furniture, but you cannot remove any items that are already in the room.

MAY I BRING MY BICYCLE?
You may bring your bicycle, but we ask that you store it on one of the bike racks that are outside of the facilities. It is encouraged that you also bring a lock to secure your bike.

MAY I BRING MY PET TO SCHOOL?
The only pets allowed in the housing facilities are fish.

WHERE DO I EAT?
The Stouffer Commons is located on the west end of the Memorial Student Union. Every student who lives on campus is required to have a meal plan.

WHAT IF I GET SICK?
If you are sick or injured and need to see a doctor. You may go to the on campus Student Health Services, which is located in Morgan 170.

WHAT IF I AM STRESSED OUT AND NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO?
If you need someone to talk to about your problems, the first stop can be your RA. If they feel they are not the best option for you, they know resources to give you; one option is counseling services provided by Washburn. The Counseling Center is located in Morgan 123.

WHAT KIND OF SAFETY AND SECURITY IS PROVIDED ON CAMPUS?

The Living Learning Center and Washburn Village are card access buildings.  For additional information about safety and security on campus you can visit the Washburn University Police site.

WHAT SIZE SHEETS DO I NEED FOR MY BED?
Every bed on campus has a standard twin mattress.

WHAT ABOUT WINDOW COVERINGS?
Each room has window blinds, but residents may put up their own window coverings as long as they do not do any damage to the facility or are considered inappropriate by the Residential Living Staff.

MAY I SMOKE IN MY ROOM?
Every facility on campus is smoke free, and smoking is not permitted within the building.

MAY I HAVE ALCOHOL ON CAMPUS?
Washburn University is a dry campus and alcohol is not permitted, even if you are over 21.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
If you did not see your question, or if you are not clear on the answer to the question, feel free to call the Residential Living Office at (785) 670-1065, email the office at resliving@washburn.edu or stop in the office, which is located in the main lobby of the Living Learning Center.