What does the University furnish?

Residence Hall room furnishings include a bed, mattress, dresser, mirror, lighting, closet, desk and chair, and drapes. All halls are air conditioned and smoke free.

May I arrange my room?

Room furnishings that are not secured may be arranged to individual taste, but may not be removed from the room. Your room must be returned to its original state before checking out. Students will be billed for any damages incurred, including damage to furnishings, walls, doors, ceilings, etc.

What is a Resident Assistant?

Each residence hall has a staff of Resident Assistants (R.A.'s) that are full-time students selected and trained to assist residents. R.A.'s are a resource who will be available for individual student needs, programming, and information.

What is a Student Life Coordinator?

A Student Life Coordinator (SLC) is a staff person who resides in the residence hall. The SLC is responsible for the overall management of the residence hall and is the direct supervisor for the Resident Assistants.

What should I do if I become ill?

The University Health Center, located in the James A. Rhodes Student Center, provides health care to students from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours, please contact your R.A. or SLC. They can arrange for a sick tray from the dining hall, and if necessary medical treatment.

What do I do in case of emergency?

Immediately contact your Resident Assistant (or the R.A. on duty) or the SLC. They will assist you and know whom to contact if necessary.  You may also contact Campus Police at: #740.245.7286.

Am I allowed to change rooms?

Room changes are permitted, but recommended after two weeks of the first term to allow for adjustment. Room and roommate changes need to be approved by the SLC. If at any time you encounter roommate problems, contact your R.A. or SLC.

May I stay in my room during vacations?

During vacation periods, residence halls are closed to students. A student remaining in the area will need to make arrangements for off-campus housing during the vacation periods.

What about theft?

Although Rio Grande does not have a serious theft problem, you are encouraged to exercise good common sense and take preventative measures. You should lock your door at all times and never leave cash or valuables in the open. Each residential student is encouraged to obtain personal property insurance on all items of value. 

If a theft does occur, please notify your R.A., SLC, and/or Campus Police immediately.

What happens if I lose my keys?

If you lose your key, report it immediately to your R.A. If your originals cannot be found, the core will be changed for security purposes and you will be billed for the cost of the change. University keys are not to be duplicated.

Where do I do my laundry?

Each residence hall has a laundry room equipped with high efficiency washing machines and dryers.

Where do I eat?

All meals are served in the "Marketplace" (central dining hall) located adjacent to most of the residence halls. It offers several entrees at each meal, special hot and cold sandwich lines, and a salad bar at lunch and dinner. Special diets can be accommodated by contacting food services directly. The "Rio Cyber Cafe" is also available and is located in the Student Center.

May I bring a car or bicycle?

All campus buildings are well within walking distance; however, if you wish you may bring a car, motorcycle or bicycle. All motorized vehicles must be registered with the University and you must purchase a parking permit for them. There is no storage area for bicycles.

What appliances/furnishings are prohibited?

Any appliances with an exposed heating coil are not permitted, i.e. toasters, toaster ovens and hotplates. Halogen lights are also prohibited. All extension cords must be plugged into a surge protector (lamp cords and multi-plugs are not permitted).

What about visitors?

Most communities have more relaxed visitation hours. However, in the Cardiff Community, visitors of the opposite sex who are registered students (or registered guests) may be entertained in student rooms from noon until midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and from noon until 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

May I consume alcoholic beverages in my room?

Alcohol is prohibited in all residence halls.

What are quiet hours?

Twenty-four hour courtesy hours exist in all residence halls, however, quiet hours (study hours) are varied in the different communities. Conditions conducive to study should prevail at all times.

How will I receive my mail?

Each student is assigned a mailbox in the Campus Post Office located in the Student Center. Your address will be:

Your Name
MSC Box_________, University of Rio Grande
Rio Grande, Ohio 45674

What about telephones?

University provided phone lines are not available in individual rooms

What if an emergency arises and my parents can't reach me ?

Parents should then contact the Office of Student Services: #1-800-282-7201 Ext. 7234 during normal business hours or Campus Police after hours at #740-245-7286

Am I allowed to have a pet in my room?

Pets other than goldfish and other small, tropical fish are forbidden in rooms and common areas of the residence halls