Living on Campus

Living at Rollins will provide you daily opportunities for fun, bonding with new friends, and successfully transitioning to your next phase of life. From the moment you arrive, you will find resident assistants and hall directors in your residential facility to provide help, answer questions, and coordinate an active calendar of floor programs, campus activities, and available resources.

Our partners at Dorm Décor can transform your room!

What to Bring

Below is a list of suggested items to bring for your room on campus.  Your actual needs may differ from the list below.  Be sure to contact your roommate to arrange who will be what of the larger items in the room.

Furnishings Provided for Each Resident: Extra-long bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, closet or wardrobe, and blinds

What to Bring


Bed & Bath Items:
  • Sheets/pillowcases (Bring extra long sheets)
  • Comforter
  • Blanket
  • Pillow(s)
  • Towels
  • Shower tote
  • Wastebasket
  • Soap & soap container
  • Hairdryer
  • Curling iron (if needed)
  • Shower shoes
  • Bathrobe
  • Cup

For added comfort, all mattresses are "extra-long"twin size (36" x 80"). To help avoid the frustration of purchasing linens that do not fit each year the Office of Residential Life & Explorations arranges with a reputable company to provide linens at a reasonable cost that are specially made for extra long mattresses. Please click the link below for linens: Linens for Extra Long Mattresses

Did you see our showroom in Ward Hall on your campus tour? Our partners from Dorm Decor can help you transform your room with headboards, dorm cubbies, and more! Visit this link for decoration inspiration!

The Basics:
  • Backpack
  • School supplies
  • Calendar
  • Drawer organizer
  • Bulletin board
  • Dry erase board
  • Posters
  • Dictionary/thesaurus
  • Hangers
  • Copies of prescriptions (medications & glasses)
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Stamps & stationery
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Extra glasses/contacts
  • Small sewing kit
  • Small tool kit
  • Sports gear

Electronics & Housewares

  • Reliable alarm clock
  • Telephone & cord  
  • Desk lamp
  • Fan
  • Surge protector (UL approved)
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • Stereo/radio/CD player
  • TV/DVD and cable cord
  • Video games
  • Computer/printer
  • Extra printer ink
  • Refrigerator (4.0 cu. ft. or less)
  • Microwave (1.0 cu. ft. or less)
  • Coffee maker
  • Plates (1 or 2)
  • Cup and flatware (1 or 2 sets)
  • Storage containers
  • Iron/ironing board (small)
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Laundry detergent—We strongly recommend HE (high-efficiency) type liquid detergent. It is specifically formulated for the front load washers.

You can ship belongings to the College, as long as they are timed to arrive no earlier than August 15, 2016. Send the items to the following address:

Your Name
Mail Box Number
1000 Holt Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789

Items not allowed in Residence Hall Rooms:

  • Cooking equipment with an exposed heating coil or which does not shut off automatically (toaster ovens, hot plates, woks, steam cookers, deep fryers, electric skillets, gas or charcoal grills, etc.)
  • Halogen lamps, electric heaters, or candles and incense (even if just for “decoration”)
  • Extension cords and multi-plug extenders/outlets
  • Ceiling fans
  • Weapons of any kind including handguns, rifles, shotguns, firearms, knives, darts, archery equipment, B-B guns, fireworks, or anything that could be mistaken for one of these
  • Decorative alcohol container collections
  • Animals or pets (fish are the only animals allowed in student rooms)
  • Aquariums over 10 gallons
  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances or paraphernalia
  • Irreplaceable personal items or items of great value

Decorating:

  • Students are allowed to decorate their room in any way that does not permanently alter the room (i.e. using posters, rugs, plants, etc.). Students should use small nails and pins to hang items. 3M hooks and tape will damage the walls and is therefore not permitted. Students may not mount TVs.
  • Large cloth objects (fishnet, parachutes, flags, etc.) and posters are not permitted to be hung from or across the ceiling for fire safety reasons.
  • Students are not permitted to dismantle any College furniture, attach anything permanently to the walls, ceiling, or doors (including lofts, bunk beds, bookcases, wallpaper, and glued corkboards); paint walls or baseboards; trim furnishings, doors or anything metal.
  • Double-sided foam mounting tape is prohibited due to ensuing damage to walls and doors (painter's tape is recommended).
  • Students are not permitted to modify their room in any way that includes installing wallpaper, wallpaper borders or contact paper on walls or fixtures within the room.
  • Students cannot hang anything from ceiling pipes or electrical conduits.
  • A fine may be assessed if a room contains an extreme number of nail holes, tape scars, cracked plaster, etc. from mounting posters, plaques, pictures, etc. on the wall.
  • Rollins College partners with Dorm Decor for all of your on-campus decorating needs. Visit their site here.

The following rules must also be observed:

  • Large string lights that produce heat are not allowed.
  • Room doors may be decorated but room numbers must remain visible. Exit lights and fire extinguishers must always remain visible.
  • Fire doors must remain free of paper and any obstruction at all times.
  • Nothing may be hung from or in the way of fire alarm equipment.
  • Nothing may be hung outside of the window in a resident's room.
  • No live or previously live greenery (Christmas trees, garland, etc.) except regular house plants are allowed in either rooms or lobbies within the halls.
  • decorations in common areas as well as in residents' rooms must not interfere with emergency exiting at any time.

Rates & Amenities

Housing Rates 

Rollins College offers four types of living arrangements, each with a different cost. Below is a breakdown of the 2017-2018 rates (per person).

 Type of Room  Per Semester Cost
 Single (limited availability)  $5,880
 Double  $4,358 for fall 2017 and $4,357 for spring 2018
 Triple (limited availability)  $3,560
 Sutton Apartment  $5,080

Meal Plan Rates

Residential students (except Sutton residents) are required to purchase a Board Plan - $3,008 for the fall 2017 semester and $3,007 for the spring 2018 semester.

Sutton residents and commuter students are not required to have a meal plan but have the option to purchase a voluntary meal plan or the full campus meal plan. Voluntary Meal Plan Option 1 is a $495/semester meal plan (this meal plan has no overhead fee and there is a 10% incentive from Dining Services). Voluntary Meal Plan Option 2 is a $995/semester meal plan (this meal plan has no overhead fee and there is a 10% incentive from Dining Services).

Amenities

  • Bed Linens For added comfort, all mattresses are "extra-long"twin size (36" x 80"). To help avoid the frustration of purchasing linens that do not fit each year the Office of Residential Life arranges with a reputable company to provide linens at a reasonable cost that are specially made for extra long mattresses. Please click the link below for linens: Rollins Sponsored Linen Program
  • Cable TV The residence halls are networked for premium channel cable TV and data access.
  • Cooking Kitchen facilities for limited cooking are available in most residence halls.
  • Lofts: Most furniture provided in the residence hall rooms is loftable; however, Residential Life staff members are not allowed to loft the furniture for you. Additionally, all furniture will need to remain in the room during the year.
  • Lounge Spaces Lounges are furnished for students and their guests. 
  • Room Furniture Each room is furnished with a bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, wardrobe/closet, trash can and recycling bin. Students are responsible for maintaining all room furnishings in check-in condition and all furniture must remain within the room.
  • Security All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. Students should not prop doors or lend keys/IDs to non-students. Lost or stolen keys and IDs should be reported immediately to the Office of Residential Life. There is a fee to replace keys and IDs.
  • Washers and Dryers For your convenience, laundry machines are provided at no additional cost.
  • Wireless Internet Wireless internet is available in all residence halls at no additional cost.

Policies, Procedures, and Maintenance


Policies & Procedures

Below are links to various resources concerning our policies. Any additional questions can be addressed to the Office of Residential Life.

Code of Community Standards 
Housing Agreement
Appeal Process
Missing Students

Maintenance

Maintenance staff members are assigned to each residence hall and are under the direction of Facilities Management. These individuals are a vital part of the residence hall community and perform a variety of daily functions to help maintain a safe, comfortable, functional, living and learning environment for residents.

The maintenance staff is responsible for maintaining the following:

  • Lights/light fixtures
  • Plumbing
  • AC/heat
  • Smoke detectors
  • Electrical
  • Appliances
  • Doors
  • Locks
  • Windows
  • Blinds

To make a maintenance request, fill out an online work order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are students required to live on campus?
All full-time College of Liberal Arts (CLA) students with less than 60 semester hours must live on campus. Exceptions are made for students residing with their parent or legal guardian within a 50-mile commutable radius of the campus, students who are at least 21 years of age, or students who are married. Students who wish to be exempt from the housing residency requirement must apply and receive approval before the beginning of the academic year. In order to be approved for commuter status, students must provide a notarized letter from parent/guardian stating that the student will be living at home. The letter should include the home address and a copy of the parent/guardian's driver's license with matching address.

What is the cost for housing?  
Rollins College offers four types of living arrangements, each with a different cost. Below is a breakdown of the 2017-2018 rates (per person):  

Type of Room                           Per Semester Cost 
Single (limited availability) $5,880
Double $4,358 for fall 2017 and $4,357 for spring 2018
Triple (limited availability) $3,560
Sutton Apartment $5,080


Note: Residential Students (except Sutton residents) are required to purchase a Board Plan - $3,008 for the fall 2017 semester and $3,007 for the spring 2018 semester. Sutton residents may purchase a voluntary meal plan- $995/semester or $495/semester (this meal plan has no overhead fee and there is a 10% incentive from Dining Services).

Further details regarding fees may be found in the Student Financial Packet available from the College Bursar.

 
Can I ship belongings to the College before my arrival?
Yes.  Items can be sent to the College on or after August 15, 2016 to the following address:  


Student Name
Mail Box Number
1000 Holt Avenue  
Winter Park, FL 32789  

There should be no other information on the label.  It will be at the warehouse when you arrive to campus.

What if I have a housing request based on medical, psychological or disability related needs? The Office of Residential Life & Explorations is committed to achieving access and does not discriminate against persons with disabilities.  For more specific information, review the Housing Accommodation Guidelines.

When will I receive my housing assignment?  
To insure the best possible roommate pairings, incoming students for fall semester will receive their assignments and roommate information toward the end of July. Spring Semester incoming students will typically receive information approximately a week prior to the residence halls opening for spring semester.  

What type of furniture does Rollins College provide?
Rooms are furnished with a dresser, closet or wardrobe, bed, desk and desk chair for each assigned occupant and a trash can and recycling bin for each room. These items cannot be removed from the room.

Who will clean student rooms?  
Before check-in, the Facilities Management housekeeping staff will clean each room. After a student moves in, each resident is responsible for keeping his or her room clean.  

Are window blinds provided?  
Yes, each window has an installed horizontal blind.  

What is the size of a room? 
Due to the unique nature of our facilities, we do not have a standard room size. Below, however, is a listing of the typical room size.

Building Type Dimensions
Elizabeth Double 13' X 17'
  Single 9' X 16'
  Triple 16' X 17'
 Holt Single 9' x 14'
 McKean Double 13' x 17'
 

Single

Triple

8' x 16'

12' x 18'

 Ward Double 17' x 12'
  Single 8' x 16'
  Triple  11' x 25'
Rex Beach Double

15' x 12'

 

Single

8' x 10'

What is the size of the mattress?
Mattresses, for student comfort, are extra-long twins, measuring 80"x36". To help avoid the frustration of purchasing linens that do not fit, Residential Life has arranged with a reputable company to provide linens at a reasonable cost that are specially made for extra long mattresses. Information regarding linen will be mailed directly to you later this summer or you can order on-line at: Rollins Sponsored Linen Program

Where can residents do laundry? What is the cost? 
Each residence hall has a laundry room. Laundry machines have been provided at no additional cost.

Who is responsible for the residence halls?
The Office of Residential Life & Explorations is responsible for the overall operations of the residence hall system, including housing assignments, programming, hall opening, hall closing, etc. The Office of Residential Life & Explorations works closely with the Facilities Management to provide students with a comfortable living-learning environment. The Office of Facilities Management is responsible for the maintenance and housekeeping for our buildings.

Does the College insure a resident's personal belongings? 
No. The College is not liable for damages to or theft/loss of personal property, for the failure or interruption of utilities or for injury to persons. Students must provide their own personal property insurance or make sure they are covered under their parent's homeowner's insurance policy. The College will not issue refunds for the failure or interruptions of utilities.  For your convenience, National Student Services, Inc. is the premier student personal property insurance provider in the United States. Visit the website or view the brochure.

Does Rollins offer a moving and storage service?

Yes, the only company we endorse is Rollins Moving Services. Visit their webpage or contact them at movingservices@rollins.edu for more information. 

When do the residence halls open and close? 
Please check out the Residential Life calendar. 

Are room changes permitted? 

Yes, following the first two weeks of each semester room changes are permitted. Residents, however, first must speak with their roommate and Resident Assistant or House Manager about their concerns. Typically the staff member can assist the residents by mediating and helping the students communicate with each other. If  the problem persists or is deemed irreconcilable by staff, then the student may come to the Office of Residential Life to complete a room change form. A change will be approved only if housing vacancies warrant. 

What types of safety and security measures are provided in/around the residence halls?
All residence hall exterior doors are locked 24 hours a day. Students are encouraged to always lock their room doors. Room/hallway smoke detectors and building fire alarm systems help to ensure the safety of our residents. Campus Security routinely patrols campus and common living areas within the residence halls. Campus Security can be contacted 24 hours a day at 407.646.2999

Office of Residential Life & Explorations
Rollins College - McKean Hall
1000 Holt Ave. – Mailbox 2737
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2649
rle@rollins.edu