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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When may I apply for housing?
A. After you have been admitted to ULM, you are eligible to apply for housing. The online Housing
Application is available at ulm.edu/reslife.

Q. How much do I have to pay when I apply for housing?
A. To complete the online application process, new applicants pay a total of $300 at the time of application.  A non-refundable $200 room reservation fee and a $100 prepayment of fall housing.  Once your eligibility has been confirmed and your fees have been processed, you will receive your room assignment.  A second housing prepayment fee of $200 is due by May 1st.  Applicants must cancel their reservations in writing prior to June 1st to receive a refund of $300 prepayment.

Q. May I prepay my housing for the next academic semester?
A. Yes. You can pre-pay using a credit card or by mailing in a check. If paying by mail, include a
statement with your personal check to indicate the semester to which you would like your payment
applied. Include the student’s name and Campus Wide ID (CWID) number on the check. You may
also pay by check at La Capitol Federal Credit Union, around the corner from the Residential Life
Office in University Commons II. For your convenience, La Capitol will also take credit card
payments over the phone. Simply call (318) 342-5131 and a La Cap representative will assist you.

Q. What is included in my rent?
A. All rooms in all halls are fully furnished and come with high-speed Internet access, high-definition,
expanded cable television with premium channel access, air conditioning and/or ceiling fans,
in-room laundry machines or on-site laundry facilities, computer labs, on-site beverage and snack
vending machines, and 24/7 emergency maintenance. All utilities and maintenance are included in
one low price.

Q. May I choose where I want to live?
A. As long as space is available, we will make every effort to accommodate you in the residence hall
of your choice.

Q: Am I allowed to choose my roommate?
A. The Housing Application includes a profile section that seeks information about residents’ unique
lifestyles, habits, likes, dislikes. This information will be used to pair roommates when possible. To
increase the likelihood that roommates are paired together, both applications should be submitted
at the same time. If you do not select a roommate, Residential Life staff will use applicants’ profile
information to match roommates with similar responses.

Q. When will I receive my assignment?
A. The assignment process begins in April and will continue throughout the summer. As long as you
have been admitted to the university and paid your housing application and room reservation fees,
you will be mailed an assignment letter.

Q. May I live off campus?
A. All unmarried, full-time undergraduates are required to live on campus as long as space is
available. For additional information and a list of possible exemptions, please review the Housing
Policy section in the ULM Student Policy Manual at ulm.edu/ulmstudents.

Q. What about meal plans?
A. Residents are required to purchase a meal plan. A variety of plans are available to meet residents’
unique dining habits, tastes and preferences. Popular on-campus eateries include Chick-fil-A,
Subway, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks, Sushic, and JavaCity. Please visit www.ulmdining.
com for a complete list of meal plan prices and meal plan eligibility.

Q. What is a Resident Assistant?
A. Resident Assistants (RAs) are exemplary ULM students in good academic standing. They are the
“Go-To” people when a resident needs assistance. RAs work with residents to build community,
provide programming, and promote acceptable standards of behavior as outlined in the Student
Policy Manual. RAs serve as the primary resident resource, helping to engage residents with the
campus and, when necessary, provide residents with personal encouragement and support.

Q. What if I experience a problem with my roommate?
A. The following steps outline the process when roommates experience conflict:

Step 1: Talk to your roommate. Be honest and let them know what is bothering you.

Step 2: Ask the RA on your floor to help facilitate a mutually agreeable resolution. If
necessary, the RA will create a roommate contract.

Step 3: If the contract fails to rectify the situation, schedule a meeting with the Assistant
Director of Residential Life  who will assist you with finding a resolution.

Q. I s there a curfew?
A. No. Each resident receives a room key and their personal ID card is programmed to provide 24-hour
access to their building.

Q. May I have a visitor of the opposite sex in my room?
A. Yes. Visitation by the opposite sex is allowed in all residence halls, except Ouachita Hall, and
as long as it does not infringe on the rights of your roommate. Visitation hours are Sunday-
Thursday 12:00pm to 12:00am and Friday & Saturday 12:00pm to 2:00am. Residents are
responsible for guests when they enter the building and must accompany their guests from the
time they enter to the time they leave. Visitors must be 18 years of age or older unless they are
a current ULM student.

Q. May I have an overnight guest?
A. Yes. There is a $15 charge for each overnight guest, not to exceed three days per month. Guests
must be 18 years of age or older.

Q. Are the rooms furnished?
A. Yes. For a list of amenities, costs & floor plans, visit ulm.edu/reslife and select the specific apartment, dorm or suite you are interested in.

Q. May I bring furniture from home?
A. Yes, however University furniture cannot be removed from the room.

Q. Can I paint my room?
A. No. There are many ways for you to decorate your room that do not require painting.

Q. Do all rooms have private bathrooms?
A. No. Masur, Madison and Ouachita Halls have suite-style bathrooms. Bayou Suites and the
University Commons have a blend of private and semi-private bathrooms. The apartment
configurations are 1 bedroom/1 bathroom, 2-bedroom/2 bathroom, and 4 bedroom/2 bathroom.

Q. Can I request a private room?
A. Yes. Private rooms will be assigned at the end of the assignment period if space is available.

Q. What is the procedure for room repairs?
A. Go to ulm.edu/reslife and select 'service request' to submit a work order via fixx.ulm.edu.
During normal business hours, call the Residential Life Office at 342-5240 to report problems. After
normal business hours, on weekends or in an emergency, contact the RA on duty.

Q. Do all rooms have high-speed data connections?
A. Yes. In addition, all residence halls, except the apartments, have computer labs.

Q. Do all rooms have cable television?
A. Yes. All rooms have over 150 channels of high-definition cable television programming. Premium
and digital packages are available for an additional fee and residents may contract separately with
the University’s local cable provider for cable TV upgrades. Channel lineups, with rates and the local
cable service provider’s contact information, will be made available at the time of check-in.

Q. Can I smoke in my room?
A. All buildings on campus are smoke free. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas only.

Q. What happens if I lose my room key?
A. For your safety, the locks will be changed. New keys will be issued to you and your roommates and
you will be charged a fee for the new lock and keys.

Q. What if I lose my ID card?
A. Your Warhawk ID is your building access card. On weekends, contact the RA on duty for a
temporary building access card. On the next business day, return the temporary card to the WIDS
Office and have your replacement ID made.

Q. When can I check into my room?
A. In June, you will receive a notice about the University’s move-in procedures, check-in dates and
times. If you are unable to check-in prior to 6:00pm on Sunday of move-in weekend, please contact
the Residential Life Office at 318-342-5240 to make special arrangements. If you have not checked
in by 6:00pm on Sunday or made arrangements with Residential Life, your room assignment may
be cancelled.

Q. Can I live on campus during breaks?
A. Yes. Residents may, however, be required to move to a different building during this period. The
University apartments do not close during the break.

Q. Which items should I bring with me?
A. The items below are not intended to be all-inclusive; they are, however, a list of essential items
most returning students bring: pillows, blankets, extra-long sheets, extra-long mattress pads
(mandatory), bath towels, washcloths, soap, shower mat, shower curtain, cleaning supplies,
television, alarm clock, iron, ironing board, laundry basket, flashlight, sewing kit, first-aid kit,
school supplies, surge protectors, a small trash can. Approved appliances include personal
computers, printers, game consoles, small refrigerators, small microwaves, crock pots, coffee
makers, rice cookers, toasters and personal grooming appliances. It is recommended
that appliance be equipped with automatic shutoff sensors. Extension cords are prohibited per
the State Fire Marshall. The University is partnered with a vendor who will mail you information
about their extra-long sheets, mattress pads and other linens that are guaranteed for the duration
of your stay on campus.

A. For the health and safety of other residents, the following items are not permitted at any time:
animals or pets of any kind. Open-coiled cooking appliances, electric frying pans, George
Foreman grills, sandwich & Panini presses, hot plates, outdoor & hibachi grills, Halogen lamps, candles,
incense, fireworks, firearms, ammunition, knives, ceremonial swords, explosives, darts,
archery equipment, sun lamps, electric space heaters, kerosene heaters, water beds,
connections to outside aerials or antennas, routers and excessive exercise equipment.