When may I move
into my residence hall?
When do I
receive my room assignment?
What are the advantages and
disadvantages of living on-campus?
What about Food Service?
my meal plan go into effect?
What type of supervision is
provided in the Residence Halls?
What are the rules like in the
What is provided in each
residence hall room?
Can I build a
What items can I bring to
Are the rooms cleaned regularly?
Are telephones and/or cable tv
provided in the student rooms?
Should I purchase renter's
Is housing available during
periods when school is not in session?
What type of health services are
available on the campus?
require a physical exam before I begin
Is health insurance available?
Are cars permitted on campus?
Is transportation available from
Rose-Hulman to Terre Haute?
What type of airline or bus
service can we use to get to Terre
Can I send
luggage in advance?
How will I receive mail?
When do Fall
Quarter classes begin?
How do I know
who my academic advisor is?
How and when do I
register for classes?
When do I get my ID
What do I do if I
lose my ID card?
When do I get my
Where do I purchase
books for my classes?
When will I receive my grades?
Is there a bank on campus?
When will I receive my student
bill and when is payment due?
Freshmen may move in on Friday evening,
August 26, from 2-6 p.m. or on Saturday
morning, August 27, from 8-10:30 a.m. At
both times, there will be students available
to assist with move-in. However, if it is
impossible to move in on that day, please
contact Erik Hayes. We will also provide a
ride from the Terre Haute Bus Station.
Please notify Erik Hayes if you need a ride.
Upperclassmen may begin moving in on
Sunday, August 28.
Room assignments are distributed at the end
of July. If you have any questions, please
contact the Student Affairs Office, at
All freshman students who are not from
the Terre Haute area are required to live
The advantages of living on campus
include: There is easy access to campus
resources (library, classrooms, food
service, athletic facilities, intramural
sports, etc.); you are surrounded by
students who are taking the same classes
and, as a result, are facing the same
questions or having the same problems as you
are; upperclassmen are nearby and will be
able to provide assistance with homework
problems; there are fewer distractions since
everything is provided on campus; there is
some time saving since it is not necessary
to drive back and forth to campus.
The disadvantages are few: For Terre
Haute area students it is obvious that it is
less expensive to commute; other students
may find that they can spend less money on
food by living in an apartment.
All resident freshman students are
required to take the 18-meal plan during
their first quarter at Rose-Hulman. Resident
students may switch to the 12-meal plan
during the winter or spring quarters. The
18-meal plan includes 3 meals each day
except for breakfast and the evening meal on
Saturday and the evening meal on Sunday. The
12-meal plan allows a student to eat any 12
of the 18 meals which are served each week.
Unlimited seconds are available on all items
except on Friday evening which is prime
entre' night. During the three times when
meals are not served, Subway and Noble
Roman's are open. Many students go
off-campus to eat these meals or order pizza
which is delivered to their room. Commuters
may purchase meal combinations (as an
example, 5 lunches per week) by contacting
Mark Farner, the Dining Service Director.
first meal for new students will be dinner
on Friday, August 26th. Upper
classmen meal plans will begin with
breakfast on Monday, August 29th.
Five professional staff live in our
residence halls. Erik Hayes, Assistant
Dean of Student Affairs, lives in Speed
Hall. A team of Graduate Assistants provide
additional supervision. Kate Pippins
lives in Deming Hall, Darcie Thomas lives in
Scharpenberg Hall and Kyle Rhodes lives in
Junior and Senior students, known as
Resident Assistants, live directly on the
freshman floors. These individuals are hired
by Rose-Hulman to provide supervision and
leadership on the freshman floors. They not
only assist in rule enforcement, but they
also encourage students to get involved in
campus life, help with homework, act as a
campus resource, or provide counseling. They
are selected for the position largely
because they want to work with and help
Sophomore Advisers also live on each
freshman residence hall floor. The Sophomore
Adviser assists the Resident Assistant with
responsibilities, but the primary
responsibility is to assist the freshman
student with the academic side of campus
life. The Sophomore Adviser is a sophomore
student who has just completed the courses
which the freshmen will be taking.
Each student has a great deal of freedom
in the residence halls. All students on each
floor are responsible for enforcing the
rules along with the Resident Assistant.
Students are not required to be in bed at
any specific time. There are limited
visitation hours for members of the opposite
sex. Rose-Hulman treats the student's room
as a private residence and we do not go
looking for rule violations. Smoking and
drugs are not permitted.
Each Residence Hall floor establishes
quiet hours at the beginning of each
Each room contains the following items
for each student: A bed, a desk, a chair, a
compact refrigerator, a waste paper basket,
a chest of drawers or 2 of a large chest of
drawers, and a closet. Sufficient
fluorescent lighting is provided, but many
students bring a desk lamp. Halogen lighting
is not permitted. All halls' rooms are
carpeted. Network connections and cable
hookups are installed in each residence hall
The building of lofts
of decks is permitted. Lofts and decks must
be freestanding (nothing attached to the
walls). The top of the loft must be at least
3 feet from the ceiling. Decks must be at
least 3 feet high and have 2 exits. Doors,
heavy curtains, or furniture must not block
exits. Deck and loft plans must be approved
by your Resident Assistant prior to
We recommend that you check with your
roommate to avoid duplication of items.
Televisions, radios and stereos (please
bring head phones) are common appliances
found on campus. Window air conditioners are
not permitted, but fans are recommended.
Compact microwaves are permitted, but any
cooking utensil with an open heating element
is not permitted. Items with closed heating
elements with thermostatic control (i.e.,
coffee pots and popcorn poppers) are also
permitted. Coin-operated washers and dryers
are located in each residence hall.
You are permitted to construct new bed
surfaces. They are known as lofts since they
generally lift the bed several feet off the
floor and provide open space underneath the
bed. Beds must be structurally sound and
safe. In all cases, it is your
responsibility to return the room to its
original condition at the completion of the
Many students bring bicycles to campus.
Storage space for bicycles within the
residence halls is limited. You are welcome
to bring your bicycle, but you may wish to
get settled in first.
Housekeepers change linen in each
residence hall room weekly. A flat sheet, a
fitted sheet, and a pillow case are provided
for each bed. Linen does not include bath
towels, wash cloths, pillows or blankets.
You must furnish these items on your own.
All mattresses are 36" w x 80" l.
Housekeepers also vacuum or dust the floor
and dust the desk and dresser. Please note
that if you construct bunk beds, it is
generally your responsibility to change your
linen. Also, if you put carpeting on the
floor, it is your responsibility to maintain
Laundry facilities are available in each
residence hall. Soap may be obtained from
the bookstore or from one of the stores in
Local telephone service and cable tv are
provided in the student rooms as a part of
the student's room contract. One telephone
is provided in each room and a jack is
provided for an extension phone. Students
are also provided with voice mail on their
Rose-Hulman is not liable for anything in
your room. We recommend that you check your
parents homeowner's insurance to see whether
the coverage will extend to your campus
residence. If it does not, we encourage you
to purchase a renter's policy.
Housing is available only for those
students who find it impossible to go home
due to distance. There is a nominal charge
of $5.00/night for the housing. You will
receive information regarding this just
prior to each vacation period.
A nurse and physician are on campus for
three and one-half hours each weekday. In
addition to the treatment of minor illness
or injuries (i.e., cold, flu, strep throat,
sprained ankle, etc.), the Health Service
will supervise the treatment and general
health of a student while under the care of
a family physician. Ordinary prescription
drugs and medicine are furnished free, but
certain services such as x-ray examinations,
special drugs and laboratory tests are not
available on campus and the cost of these
services must be borne by the student. A
medical treatment consent form and physical
examination form must be completed prior to
your arrival on campus. These forms must be
on file with the Health Service before any
treatment can be given.
A physical exam is required. New students
will receive a health packet in the mail in
May. The packet includes all of the
health forms required for a complete medical
record. These completed forms are due back
to the Health Services Office by August 1st.
All students who do not have health
insurance must purchase accident and health
insurance coverage. Questions regarding this
program should be directed to Susan Butts,
Yes. Approximately 50% of the freshmen
bring a car to campus. Cars must be
registered during New Student Orientation.
There is no charge for registration.
Generally, students who bring cars are
helpful in taking other students with them
to the mall, grocery stores, and
restaurants. If you have a problem getting a
ride, please see your Resident Assistant.
Several major airlines currently service
the Indianapolis Airport but do not have
connecting flights to Terre Haute. If you
find it impossible to arrange travel by way
of Terre Haute, a representative from
Rose-Hulman can pick you up in Indianapolis
for your initial arrival this fall, but it
would be your responsibility to make future
transportation arrangements. There is also a
Greyhound Bus Station in Terre Haute. If you
need to be picked up from the Terre Haute
Greyhound Bus Station, please notify the
Student Affairs office in advance so that
arrangements can be made.
New students may send some of their luggage
and boxes ahead of their arrival if they
cannot transport everything to campus
themselves. While our space is
limited, we keep these items as organized as
possible so that retrieval is fairly quick.
Items can be retrieved at the Mail
Distribution Center. When sending
items ahead, please note that you are an
Incoming Freshman or Transfer Student on the
mailing label as we may not have your
information entered in the package tracking
system ahead of time.
You will be assigned a campus mailbox
upon arrival on campus. All mailboxes are
located in Moench Hall. Mail is distributed
Monday-Saturday. Mail should be addressed in
the following manner: John Doe, CM 0000,
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500
Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47803.
quarter classes will begin on Thursday,
September 1st at 8:05 a.m.
students will meet their academic advisors
on Monday, August 29th from 1:00
p.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the meeting
advisors will discuss class registration and
other important academic issues. Please
refer to the packet of information that will
be provided during check-in to find the name
of your assigned academic advisor and
meeting room location.
students will register for fall quarter
classes on Monday, August 29th
from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Academic advisors
will assist students with the process.
Registration will be conducted on-line so
students should bring their laptops.
Student ID photos will be taken throughout
the day on Sunday, August 28th
from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A schedule
of photo times will be provided in the
packet of information that is distributed at
can obtain a replacement for $10 in the
Student Affairs Office. Stop by anytime
between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday
students will receive their laptops during
the laptop orientation session on Monday,
August 29th from 8:00 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. in Hatfield Hall Auditorium.
Faculty and staff will distribute laptops as
well as provide information on usage and
you register for classes on Monday, August
29th, you can stop by the Campus
Bookstore to purchase your text books. The
Campus Bookstore is open 8:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Be sure to take a copy of your class
At the end of the fifth week of each
academic quarter, your academic adviser will
give you your mid-term grades. These grades
do not count in your grade-point-average (g.p.a.).
They are useful in giving an indication of
your academic progress.
At the end of each academic quarter
(usually the Monday after final exams),
grades are sent to your home address.
No, there is not a bank on campus.
However, you may cash personal checks of up
to $150 in the Bookstore. If you wish to
open a local checking or savings account,
you can make arrangements through one of the
Terre Haute banks or you can use a bank in
your hometown. Two Automated Teller Machines
(ATM's) are located on campus, one in the
Student Lounge in Moench Hall and the other
in the lower level of the Student Union. The
bank is operated by Terre Haute First
National Bank. It will accept the Cirrus
Card, Plus Card, MasterCard, Visa, American
Express and Discover.
You will receive your bill approximately
four weeks prior to the start of each
academic quarter. The bill payment due dates
are as follows:
Quarter......................... August 26,
Quarter.................. November 18, 2011
February 24, 2012
Student Affairs Office
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