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Frequently Asked Questions

What determines where I get to live?

You may indicate your preference of a residence hall and the desired type of room. The Housing Office staff assigns rooms. The preferences of each student in terms of roommate, residence hall and room type is considered in the assignment. You may request a specific person for your roommate. That person should also submit an application requesting you as their roommate preference.

What if I don't get the accommodations that I requested?

Should you not be assigned your first choice right away, you will be given the opportunity to change when space is available. You will receive your room assignment along with your roommate assignment around the beginning of June, but this date may vary depending on the date we received your reservation.

What if I want to change my room or roommate?

That is easy! You may change your assignment prior to the start of the semester by contacting the Housing Office. During the semester, a change may be made by contacting your RA or the RD.

Can I contract for a single room?

The number of single rooms are limited and are assigned on a seniority basis. Should any single rooms become available for incoming first-year students, they will be assigned according to date of application and you will be notified.

What will my room look like?

You probably have an idea about how you would like your room to look, but the first time you walk in, it probably won’t fit that vision. Chadron State College provides you with some of the necessities such as a built-in closets, drawer space, window coverings, and a mirrored medicine cabinet. Optional furniture includes a twin size bed, a desk with a bookshelf and a desk chair. We encourage you to add your personal effects to make it feel more like your home.

Can I bring a computer with me?

Of course! Our residence halls have been wired with Internet access to the college mainframe with two ports in each room. As a resident, you will be eligible for an e-mail account at no charge.

What if I don't have a computer?

Computer labs are also available across campus. The High Rise lobby has a newly remodeled 24 hour computer lab.

What should I bring for my room?

We can give you a few ideas, but always be sure to work with your roommate and plan ahead so you know who is bringing what. A few ideals would include: bedding, toiletries, posters, plants, mattress cover, clothes hangers, cleaning supplies, throw rug or carpet, bath linen, stereo, alarm clock, or anything else!

NO PETS PLEASE!

What about cable TV?

Television Service:

Cable TV service is not provided in rooms in the residence hall. Televisions in the resident hall lounges and common areas are connected to a cable television system.

Who else will be living on campus?

Chadron State College invites everyone to live on campus. We provide accommodations to fit a variety of lifestyles; we even offer Apartment Housing for families and graduate students! All freshman are required to live on campus and carry a meal plan except those who are: Married, Single parent, Living with parents, or Over 21 years of age. These four types of students must fill out an "Off-Campus Application" form, available at the Housing or Admissions Office, prior to the start of the semester. The application must be returned to the Housing Office for approval.

What are the specific rules and regulations for the residence halls?

A complete copy of campus regulations including the residence hall regulations may be found in the Chadron State College Student Handbook. You can get a copy of this in the Admissions Office or the Housing Office. The student handbook can also be accessed by going on line at www.csc.edu and do a student handbook search.

What about eating?

Chadron State College has contracted one of the nation’s leaders in campus dining to provide our dining service. With the national trend toward healthy lifestyles, CSC dining services offers a concept called “Health Wealth Choices”. Many of the entrees, salads, and even the desserts offer a healthier choice in most of the meals. CSC dining services will gladly work with students who have special dietary needs. Sack lunches are also available for those with busy schedules.

During meal hours may be used at the Cafeteria or the Eagle Grill. Meal plan decreases are allowed through the first two weeks ONLY. Meal plans may be increased at any time. All students living in the Residence Halls must have a meal plan. Students living off campus may also purchase a meal plan at the Housing Office.

For more information please visit CSC Food Service Department.

How can I get more familiar with the campus and residence halls before the beginning of school?

New student orientation sessions are held several dates throughout the summer to fit your busy summer schedule! It´s a great way to meet new people, check out the campus and its services, see your room and register for your classes. You can even buy or reserve your books through the bookstore!

Information on the specific dates of orientation may be found by contacting the Admissions office at our toll-free number 1-800-CHADRON.

How can I get more involved on campus?

Many opportunities are available for you to get involved at CSC. The residence halls are the best place to start! Each residence hall has its own hall government. This allows residents like you the opportunity to have a voice in how their living environment will develop. The councils consist of representatives from each floor and students select their representatives at the start of each year. The new Residence Life Association (RLA) is another good way to stand up and be heard. This organization sponsors many social and educational events not only for the residence halls but the entire campus. If you would like to participate in either of these organizations, contact your RA when you arrive on campus.

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