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Please contact the Director of Residential Communities, Staci-Jo Palek, at spalek@hawks.huntingdon.edu or 334-833-4042 if you have questions about campus residency or commuter policies or procedures after reading the information below.

2020–2021 Campus Residency Policy

Residence life strives to provide students with opportunities for growth along with a welcoming and fun atmosphere. On-campus living also enables a student to maximize his or her Huntingdon experience without missing any of the action.

Huntingdon’s five traditional residence halls (Blount, Hanson, Ligon, Searcy and Trimble) offer single and double rooms with varying configurations. In recent years, the College has acquired a number of houses and apartment units in the surrounding neighborhood to provide upperclassmen with unique residential experiences. Imagine sharing a home with friends, sitting on the back porch having a jam session, cooking dinner with your roommates … the Huntingdon Village is a distinctive residential experience.

Students entering Huntingdon in the fall of 2020 will have a four-year residency requirement to live in campus housing unless the student lives in his or her primary residence with a parent or guardian within 45 miles of the College. Each student’s primary residence will be established by the student’s Application for Admission to the College.

For more Residence Life policies, see Policies and Guidelines

         2020–2021 Campus Residency Application and 2020–2021 Campus Residency License Contract Coming Soon.

2020–2021 Commuter Policy—New Students

For first-time students entering in the fall of 2020, students must meet one of the following requirements to be approved for commuter status:

  • Student lives in his or her primary residence with parent(s) or guardian(s) within 45 miles of the College. Residence is determined based on student’s application for admission to Huntingdon.
  • Student is married.
  • Student is pregnant.
  • Student is 24 years of age or older.
  • Student lives with one or more dependents for whom student provides at least 50% of the dependent’s support.

Students must apply for commuter status and be approved prior to June 1, 2020, or within ten days, if deposit is made after June 1, 2020.

Transfer students will receive one year of residential credit for each year of full-time attendance at a post-secondary institution.

   2020–2021 Commuter Application Coming Soon.

2020–2021 Commuter Policy—Returning Students

For returning students who were enrolled at Huntingdon College during the 2019–2020 academic year, students must meet one of the following requirements to be approved for commuter status:

  • Student lives in his or her primary residence with parent(s) or guardian(s) within 45 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.
  • Student lives with one or more dependents for whom student provides at least 50% of the dependent’s support.

Students must apply for commuter status and be approved prior to June 1, 2020.

2020–2021 Commuter Application Coming Soon.

2019–2020 Campus Residency Policy

To register for student housing, submit the 2019–2020 Campus Residency Application and the 2019–2020 Campus Residency License Contract. Room and roommate assignments are made by the Office of Residence Life and emailed to each resident.

2019–2020 Commuter Policy

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 2019–2020 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 45 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.
  • Student lives with one or more dependents for whom student provides at least 50% of the dependent’s support.

Residential Life Policies and Guidelines

Room Personalization

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, 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.

Pets

No pets of any kind (including fish) are allowed in the residence halls.

Parking

See Parking

Appliances

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.

Alcohol

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.

Visitation

Hours

  • 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

Visitation Procedures

  • 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 Residence Director.
  • RAs will be on duty at the front desk each night in each residence hall.

 

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