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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.  Applicants must cancel their reservations in writing prior to May 1st in order to receive a refund of the prepayment.

    A second housing prepayment fee of $200 is due by May 1st.

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 Suites.

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 request a roommate?
A. Yes.  We make every effort to fulfill roommate request(s), however; it is dependent upon space availability, the date of the application and paid fees.

Q. When will I receive my assignment?
A. The assignment process begins in March and will continue throughout the summer as long as space is available. As long as you have been admitted to the university and paid your room reservation and prepayment 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. Does ULM Residential Life have married or family housing?
A. ULM Residential Life does not provide married or family housing as they are not required to live on campus. For additional information about off campus approval, go to www.ulm.edu/reslife/exemption.html.

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, Loco Rico and Grille Works. Please visit dining services at http://univlamonroe.campusdish.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. Is 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 and of the same gender.

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. Which items should I bring with me? What items should I leave at home?
A. Check the ULM Guide to Residence Hall Living, Appendix D Allowed/Prohibited Items. There is also a one-sheet on the Tours & Pricing page.

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, University Suites, and 
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. What address do I use to receive mail/packages?
A. Please use the following address format to ensure that your package will be received in a timely manner.

<<Student's First and Last Name>>

ULM Res Life <<Building Name & Room/Box Number>>

700 University Avenue

Monroe, La 71212

Generally, mail/packages sent by USPS will go to the on campus post office before being placed in the student's mailbox. If the mail is too large to fit, a notice will be placed in the mailbox directing the student to retrieve the mail from the on campus post office. Generally, mail/packages sent by UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. will be delivered to the Residential Life main office. When mail/packages arrive in the main office, residents are notified by Warhawks email that a package has arrived for them and they must provide a student ID to pick up the mail. 

Q. Do all rooms have high-speed data connections?
A. Yes.  Each room or apartment suite has wired (ethernet) jacks and WiFi service.  In addition, Masur, Madison, Ouachita and Bayou Village Suites have small computer labs. (Printing is not available).

Q. How do I connect to the WiFi Service?
A. From your WiFi capable device, look for the wireless network named: ULMDorms-[BLDG NAME].  This is a secured network and the password is available from the Res. Life office each semester.  Internet capable gaming consoles will currently work on the WiFi network, but we highly recommend that you connect your streaming devices and gaming console to the wired jacks.  The WiFi network is a shared network environment by nature of the technology and therefore can experience fluctuations in responsiveness as more user devices are connected.

Q. What Network based devices are not allowed?
A. Only ethernet switches are allowed in the residence halls.  Wireless modems, extenders or routers are not allowed and will be confiscated by the Res. Life staff if connected into the ULM network.

Q. Do all rooms have cable television?
A. Yes. All rooms have coverage of approximately 79 DISH channels of standard and high-definition television programming. Channel lineups, setup directions and DISH service provider's contact information will be made available at the time of check-in.

Q. Can I smoke in my room?
A. No. All buildings on campus are smoke free.

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 August, 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.

For more information, please visit the ULM Guide to Residence Hall Living.