Campus Residency Requirements
Residence Life strives to provide students with opportunities for growth along with a welcoming and fun atmosphere. We encourage all students to live on campus—to live the entirety of the Huntingdon College experience.
Though we believe strongly in the residential component of Huntingdon College, we understand there are some circumstances under which students would like to apply for off-campus living. Off-campus independent housing is a privilege reserved for those students who have demonstrated through age and achievement a maturity that supports a progression to independence. However, this privilege may be revoked under certain circumstances. When a student has been approved to live off-campus in a residential environment other than with her/his parents, the College reserves the right to require students to return to live on campus if they fail to abide by the Huntingdon College Honor Code and its stated behavioral standards. Students applying to live off-campus must complete and return the Commuter Application to the Office of Residence Life in The Hut. Students applying to live off-campus must meet one of the following criteria:
- Student lives in his or her primary residence with parent(s) or guardian(s) within 60 miles of the College.
- Student is over 21 years of age by the start of classes for the semester.
- Student has completed more than 90 academic hours by August 1 of the year for which s/he is applying.
- Student is married.
- Student is pregnant.
You may personalize your room as long as furniture and appliances in the residence hall rooms or common areas are not removed or altered. You may not substitute personal furniture for that provided by the College, but you may bring additional furniture if it does not damage the floors, walls, etc. If you choose to hang posters or other decorative pieces, as deemed appropriate by Residence Life and the Student Handbook, any type of adhesive that does not damage or remove paint from the walls can be used. Nothing is to be nailed, screwed, or pasted to the walls, woodwork, or ceilings of the rooms and residences. Students will be charged a fee for any marks that remain on their walls when they check out. Decorative alcoholic paraphernalia (i.e., containers, coolers, neon bar lights, posters, etc.) is not permitted. Paint and wallpaper are prohibited.
No pets of any kind (including fish) are allowed in the residence halls.
Parking tags are available (at no charge) during the first week of classes in the Security Office (Wilson 112). Your tag must be displayed on your vehicle at all times on College property. Parking in visitor spaces is not permitted. Student parking is designated by color spaces. Freshmen must park in the Narrow Lane Parking Lot. Commuters may park in the Smith Music Building Parking Lot. Upperclass student parking is designated in Searcy (sophomores and juniors) and Blount (seniors) parking lots. Senior spaces are color-coded red. Staff parking is color-coded yellow, while all other parking spaces are outlined in white. Parking on the streets surrounding campus is discouraged.
You may bring additional microwaves or refrigerators (max size 4.8 cubic feet). These items are subject to health and safety inspections and may not have locks on them. Small kitchen appliances, such as blenders, mixers, etc., are allowed in the residence halls. Coffeemakers should be the one-cup or thermal carafe type. Anything with an open flame or burner surface is not allowed, including (but not limited to) “George Foreman”-type grills, toasters, hot plates, toaster ovens, mug warmers, etc. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life. If prohibited items are found, residents are subject to disciplinary action.
Huntingdon College is a “dry campus;” therefore no alcoholic beverages may be brought onto or consumed on College property even if the student is 21 years of age. Any student found consuming or in possession of alcohol will be subject to College disciplinary action.
- Blount: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. each day
- Ligon and Searcy: 9:00 a.m to midnight, Sundays through Thursdays; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays
- Each guest must sign in legibly with date and time when s/he enters a residence hall and must sign out with time when leaving the building.
- The resident must accompany the guest at all times when in the building.
- The resident is responsible for the guest at all times when in the building.
- Rules and regulations should be related from the resident to the guest.
- Any violations made by the guest will be reported to the RA or resident director.
- Overnight guests must be between the ages of 18 and 24 years and must be the same gender as the resident. Overnight guests must be approved by the resident director.
- RAs will be on duty at the front desk each night in each residence hall.