Housing and Meal Plans
The Office of Global Programs will arrange housing for you and you do not need to fill out any forms. We try to place exchange students in upperclassman residence halls with students of similar ages and majors. Students are typically placed in Lakeside, the Apartments, or Percopo, but there is always the possibility you may be placed in another building. Lakeside and the Apartments are suite-style, so you will share a common living space with three other students but you will share a bedroom with only one other student. Your residence hall room will have a bed, desk, and closet. Some residence hall rooms may have even more amenities. Beds come equipped with a fitted sheet and a flat sheet, but you will need to provide a blanket, pillow, and pillowcase. You will also need to buy towels for use in the shower, hangers for your clothes, and other necessities for living. During the orientation, we will organize a time for you to visit a local department store where you can buy all of these items. If you would like to learn more about the residence halls, please visit the Housing website.
Each student is automatically enrolled in the 18-meal plan. This plan offers 18 meals a week in the residential cafeteria, combined with $50 in Declining Balance per quarter that may be spent in any dining location. Declining Balance is similar to having a debit card in which you can subtract the amount with each purchase. If you miss a meal in the cafeteria, you can also opt for using a Meal Exchange. With the Meal Exchange, you can indicate to the cashier that you want to use one of your cafeteria meals in one of the other restaurant locations. You can find more information about the meal plans here at the Campus Dining website.