Living on Campus

LOVE TO LIVE, LIVE TO LEARN

START LIVING…. Most Webber students call our residence halls home. They provide a safe environment in which students grow and flourish personally, socially and academically while becoming leaders of the University and the wider community. The residence halls are centrally located on the beautiful shores Crooked Lake. Thus, students can interact easily with each other and experience life here at Webber to the fullest. At WIU, community spirit grows very quickly; hence Student Life is able to encourage and nurture the individual goals, academic success and athletic achievements.

Presently, WIU has five Residence Halls: Grace Hall has shared room accommodations for male students and Camilla Hall has shared room accommodations for our female students, dorms “A” and “B” and Miranda Hall each have single private bedrooms, semi-private bath, and a suite lounge. All dorms have laundry facilities, cable, ethernet, and a micro-fridge. The dormitories are adjacent to the Babson Center, which houses the dining room.

All of the rooms in the residence halls are fully furnished with a bed, dresser, desk and closet for each resident. A full twin size bed is also provided. Leather couches and chairs are provided in the common living area.

  • All Residence Halls are smoke free.

Resident Assistants, leaders within the student housing community, live in the dorms in order to provide whatever assistance and guidance residents may need.

View the Housing Agreement 2014-2015

Questions? Suggestions? Comments?

Contact Jay Culver

Making your room your home

Remember most students come with too much, very few come with too little. Your room already comes with a bed, dresser or built-in storage, closet, desk and chair. All rooms are carpeted although you may want to add a decorative touch on top.
Appliances

Televisions, VCRs, stereos, CD players and radios are all fine to bring to campus with you. You may want to check with your roommate first so you won’t have two of everything.

Refrigerators

It is very convenient to have a small refrigerator in your room to keep snacks and drinks cold. A micro fridge (combined microwave and refrigerator, and the only microwave permitted) is provided by the Housing Department for each room.

Getting your mail

All on campus students are assigned a WIU Mail Box. The WIU Mail Boxes are located close to each Residence Hall. To get your key for your assigned box, please meet with our Switchboard Operator located in the Babson Center. Students may sign up for the Post Office Box when they arrive on campus. The Post Office Box is free of charge. However the key is lost there will be a fee. To send mail, students can use the Post Office located directly across the road from the Residence Halls.

What to Bring:

  • Bed linens (twin extra long)
  • Pillow(s)
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Alarm clock
  • Wastebasket
  • Hangers
  • Mattress pad
  • Pens and pencils
  • Laundry basket
  • Detergent
  • Personal toiletries
  • Backpack
  • Shower slippers
  • Posters
  • Postage stamps, envelopes, tablet, etc.
  • Camera
  • Surge protector

Please Leave at Home:

  • Hot plates/skillets
  • Microwaves
  • Hibachis and grills
  • Toaster ovens
  • Candles and incense
  • Weapons
  • Firearms
  • Paintball and pellet guns
  • Explosives
  • Flammable fluids
  • Outside TV antennae

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply to live on campus?

All freshmen are expected to live on campus. A housing application will be sent to you automatically. Once you return the completed forms to us, we will begin the housing process.

2. Can I change my room assignment?

A great deal of time is spent reading housing applications and making careful matches.

Room changes may be granted only after all options are exhausted. No room changes are granted during the first two weeks of each semester.

3. Will I be able to store belongings over the summer?

Unfortunately, summer storage cannot be offered. The summer is the ideal time for maintenance and repairs in the halls and belongings would hinder this process. Any belongings left in rooms will be discarded.

4. May I get a refrigerator for my room?

Each room in the residence halls are provided with cable access and a Micro Fridge. A Micro Fridge is an appliance which comes complete with a microwave, a freezer, and a refrigerator. It is energy efficient and safe (no exposed heating elements) and meets all fire and safety codes for multiple unit housing.

5. May I have a microwave or other cooking appliances?

Coffee makers, and hot pots are permitted, but any appliance with an exposed heating element (hot plates, toaster ovens, etc.) are not permitted for safety reasons. Be sure to discuss appliances with your roommate so you both don’t bring the same things.

6. May I bring a pet to school?

Please leave all pets at home. The residence halls are not the ideal place for a pet and we ask that you please not bring any pets inside. Life on campus is just not compatible with pet ownership. Many of your fellow students are allergic to animals and even the most well cared for animals carry parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites. Because of the demands on your time as a student, pets would be unattended for long periods and that would not be fair to the animals or to your neighbors.

7. May I bring my own furniture?

No. Each room is furnished with a bed, desk, and dresser for each student. All University provided furniture must remain in your room.

8. Do I need to bring my own window coverings?

Each residence hall room is equipped with vertical blinds.

9. What about telephone and cable?

Each room is pre-wired for cable television. Telephone service is contracted with the local phone company by the individual student.

10. Can I smoke in my room?

All rooms in the residence halls are non-smoking. Students are welcome to smoke outside as long as it does not interfere with others and ashtrays are used. We ask that you please not throw cigarette butts on the ground.

11. How will I have a voice in what goes on in my residence hall?

The best way to have a voice on any matter at Webber International University is to get involved with Student Leadership Association. Membership is open to any interested student. Additionally, feel free to make suggestions or comments to any member of the Student Life staff or your Resident Assistant.

12. What should I do to ensure the security of my property?

You should always keep your room locked. Do not leave cash, jewelry, or other valuable items in the open. Never give or loan out your key to anyone, not even a close friend.

If you notice anything or anyone unusual in your building, please report this immediately to a Security or a staff member.

Rental insurance is recommended and pamphlets are available in the Student Life office

13. Are there laundry facilities available?

Yes. Laundry Facilities are located in Grace, Camilla and Miranda Hall. The laundry rooms are for resident students only. The laundry Card dispenser machine is located in the Babson Center.

14. What if I get sick?

A nurse is available to students on weekdays. Her office is located in the Babson Center and her schedule is posted on the door. The nurse will see you free of charge and refer you as necessary.

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